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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - NM: Environment

A mock radioactive waste canister represents the 100,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel rods a company wants New Mexico to store until a permanent facility is built. (Don Hancock)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico residents will have two chances this week to tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission what they think of a proposed underground nuclear storage facility in southeast New Mexico. Holtec International is seeking permission for a temporary repository between Carlsba

Increased nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos could bring more jobs, but also more safety and environmental concerns to New Mexico. (energy.gov)

LAS ALAMOS, N.M. – The National Nuclear Security Administration announced Thursday that New Mexico and South Carolina will share in the development of next generation nuclear weapons with expanded plutonium pit production. The "pit" is the core that triggers a nuclear warhead. The Trump admi

New Mexico residents have until May 14 to submit comments on how the state's $18 million in Volkswagen mitigation settlement funds should be used. (electricschoolbuscampaign.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One in 11 New Mexico children suffers from asthma, and a state advocacy group says that's a big reason the state should spend its windfall from the Volkswagen emissions scandal payout to outfit school districts with zero-emission electric buses. The comment period has ope

It's estimated that methane leaks at oil and gas drilling sites waste $100 million annually in New Mexico. (sanjuancitizens.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship has launched a media blitz arguing that the Trump administration's plan to roll back a waste-prevention rule on methane is not consistent with conservative principles. The Obama-era rule was designed to prevent energy waste, ensur

Opponents of a nuclear-waste facility for southern New Mexico are on a state tour this week with a mock radioactive waste canister. (Don Hancock)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Groups opposed to construction of a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from the nation's commercial reactors are on a tour this week to make sure people know what's being proposed for southern New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a proposal from Holt

New Mexico already has seen 80 wildfires in March, and 90 percent have been human-caused. (env.nm.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico's wildfire season typically begins no sooner than May, but because there already have been more than 140 wildfires in the state since Jan. 1, Wildfire Awareness Week has been declared early this year - and continues through Saturday. David Morgan, public information o

New Mexico voters will choose among five candidates for state land commissioner this November. (sierrraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – This year's race for state land commissioner in New Mexico is drawing extra attention, because many voters believe public lands are under attack by the Trump administration. Some New Mexicans argue that the commissioner is more powerful than the governor, with responsibil

People convicted of vandalizing natural and cultural resources or facilities managed by the BLM are subject to fines up to $1,000 and imprisonment. (wilderness.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Recreational visitors to public lands have a new tool to document any damage they see and upload their report to a database. Brian Sybert is executive director of the Conservation Lands Foundation. He said the new mobile app, TerraTRUTH, is needed because public lands are

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