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V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014

Letters

Wherein Alibi readers writeabout violence in Albuquerque, the brutality of boxing and the environmental apathy of baby boomers.

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The Daily Word in clueless celebrities, incarcerated muppets and the fate of Jimmy Hoffa

According to the EPA, tailings from abandoned uranium mines have left nearby residents in Grants and Milan exposed to harmful levels of airborne radiation.

In related news, Mt. Taylor may soon be home to the world's largest uranium mine, bringing much needed revenue to the state. And also probably cancer.

Just because they show up armed with semiautomatic weapons, a "fleet" of cop cars and an Army helicopter doesn't mean you have to let them in.

Harsh three-strikes laws now extended to muppets.

Serena Williams offers her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor and also reminds everyone that you can be both good at tennis and a clueless moron who probably shouldn't offer her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor.

This just in: Jimmy Hoffa is still missing.

News

The Daily Word in car bombs, corporate malfeasance and old-school gift giving

Dozens reported dead after double car bomb explosions in Damascus.

APD officer ordered to take paid leave after neighbors report he encouraged them to fight.

Statistics kill yer Powerball buzz.

Major energy company exec. faces criminal charges in wake of 2010 coal mine disaster.

The EPA bars oil giant BP from getting new contracts.

APS leadership stonewalls TV news station.

Post-election bro-down.

Baby rhino arrives via FedEx.

Bernalillo County Commission candidate Simon Kubiak applied for a Metro Court judgeship.

Slayer holiday "jumper" (sweater?) unfortunately sold out.

Egocentric gift-giving tips.

Holiday gadget gift guide, 1952.

Japanese street performers, documented.

Fire retardant freakout.

Tree tents!

Shinichi Maruyama's frozen motion ("Nude").

V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

News Bite

By Margaret Wright
Fuel terminal near a Superfund site seeks a permit to emit more pollutants.

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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

Feature

Arsenic Water

Everyone knows arsenic is a poison, but did you know it's in your water too? Low levels of arsenic in your glass are naturally occurring. The Environmental Protection Agency says that drinking water must have fewer than 10 parts per billion of arsenic to prevent harmful effects of long-term exposure. According to the 2010 report by the Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Utility Authority, these water zones have as high as 8 parts of arsenic per billion. It’s worth keeping an eye on. Check your zone here: bit.ly/abqarsenicwater. (EK)

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Sandia Labs Mixed Waste Landfill

The EPA says the Sandia Labs Mixed Waste Landfill isn’t a threat, but a 2011 report by Citizen Action says otherwise. The mixed-waste landfill lies directly above the main source of water for 600,000 Albuquerque residents. From 1959 to 1988 the landfill was used for disposal of low-level radioactive materials. Contaminants include nickel, cadmium, nitrate and chromium, all of which can cause nasty health problems with overexposure. What’s more, Mesa del Sola “green” community development touting that its “respect for the environment result[s] in a healthier, simpler, more sustainable way to live”just broke ground adjacent to the site. (EK)

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Superfund Sites

A Superfund site is a polluted area that the federal government has determined is harmful to public health or the environment and is in need of immediate cleanup efforts. Lucky Albuquerque has three.

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The Daily Word: Roundhouse, APD $$$, plastics release estrogen?

Libyan rebels won the oil port yesterday, but Qaddafi launched an airstrike this morning. Civil war could be around the corner.

Prime minister appointed by Mubarak quits; protesters plan Friday demonstrations about unmet demands.

Rio Rancho father of a fallen soldier reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that allows people to picket funerals. A Kansas-based church protested outside his son's funeral years ago.

APS superintendent and governor spar over budget.

Serious procedural throwdown in the House over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants late last night.

A bill to limit state film $$$ made it out of the House.

Some APD officers make more than the mayor by doubling their salaries with overtime.

Someone called a Gallup jail pretending to represent the sheriff and got an accused murderer out of jail.

Lasers can be tractor beams.

Idaho: The caviar state.

EPA studies edited by the oil and gas industry through political pressure.

Most plastics release chemicals that are like estrogen, according to a study.

Nano spy-cam hummingbird.

V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009
The storage silos at American Cement’s transfer station sit in a North Valley neighborhood.
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EPA Looks Into American Cement Permit

By Marisa Demarco

The Environmental Protection Agency is concerned about the federal enforceability of a permit issued to a cement transfer station in the North Valley, according to documents requested by the Alibi under the Inspection of Public Records Act.

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