Tuesday 28 June 2011

Thousands flee as fire nears town, Los Alamos nuke lab

More environmental bad news from the United States, again involving a nuclear facility.  Meanwhile wilfdires are spreading right across the south of the country.

Mandatory evacuations ordered; first atomic bomb was built at complex

Thousands of residents calmly fled Monday from the mesa-top town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on lab property where scientists 50 years ago conducted underground tests of radioactive explosives.

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