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The Daily Word in a radiation spike in Carlsbad, a news chopper crash and more NSA revelations

Carlsbad has seen an increase in radiation levels, but it's not related to the recent accidents at the nearby Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Click here for a schedule of informational meetings about the radiation leaks.

A local school bus driver was arrested.

The man recently shot by APD may have been homeless.

Banksy is having a new exhibit in Stockholm.

Russia is going to annex Crimea.

There was a dramatic news helicopter crash in Seattle.

More money has been added to the fund to compensate workers and family affected by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

How to get out of jury duty.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have changed course on purpose.

The NSA can record 100% of phone calls.

A guy fell into the Grand Canyon.

The New Mexico Senate is considering a bill that would help preserve native seeds.

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The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python

High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?

Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”

The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.

Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.

It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.

Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.

Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.

According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”

I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.

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The Daily Word in killer Portland cats, Kanye West and the gangs of Disneyland

There are things in the world beyond your understanding. One is Bitcoin and another is Kanye West. Now, you can save time by not understanding both in one convenient package: the Coinye. Kanye, by the way, is totally suing.

Just because the cops tell you to administer a forcible enema and colonoscopy doesn't mean you should do it.

A family and their dog barricaded in a bedroom and police frantically dialing animal control. When will humanity learn its lesson? Beware the cats of Portland.

In the wake of WIPP's radioactive leakages, officials at Los Alamos say they are looking into "alternatives" for storing their toxic waste. No word on what those alternatives are, but this analyst suggests shoving the boxes all the way into the back of the closet and then putting more boxes on top of them.

The Neverlanders Social Club, with their Walt Disney tattoos, cartoon character dress code and penchant for hanging around the Small World ride, may not fill you with fear, but you're bound to be unnerved.

Finally, all you never wanted to know about what went wrong with 1994's Street Fighter movie REVEALED.

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The Daily Word in Flight 370, Flight 370 and more Flight 370

Rio Rancho High School newspaper offends "white girls".

New Mexico town of Bloomfield being sued over Ten Commandments monument.

Workers are preparing to go into the WIPP site and they are being very careful.

Colorado pulled down 2 million dollars in tax revenue from weed sales in January. Missouri likes the sound of that.

It's official: "Frozen" is gay.

Some alternative explanations for the disappearance of Flight 370.

Flight 370 may have changed course and remained in flight for an hour after "disappearing".

The two mystery men aboard Flight 370 were Iranian asylum seekers.

Fracking in Ohio caused a couple earthquakes.

Current Jeopardy! prodigy Arthur Chu has an unusual strategy that is pissing people off.

1969 TV show seems like a precursor to Lost. The pilot was written by Rod Serling.

Ballsy (and possibly hilarious) criminal defense attorney commercial.

President Obama was on Between Two Ferns.

Garfield without the thought bubbles.

Photo-bombing ass cracks at a Magic: The Gathering tournament.

Meat across America.

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The Daily Word in Waffle House splurges, totally real hoverboards and Justin Bieber's junk

Sometimes, it pays off to be bad at your job. Just ask Mae Keane, whose boss told her to use her lips to sharpen the point of a radioactive paint brush. She refused, got fired and, unlike many of her more cooperative coworkers who died in the 1920s, lived to be 107.

UNM student fees seem to have been supplementing shopping runs at Nordstrum's and the cops are looking into it.

More photos of Justin Bieber's stint in jail are on their way, but his junk will be blacked out.

After being closed down following a month of fires and radiation leaks at WIPP, new waste is now piling up outside the facility.

Hoverboards! They're totally real! Or at least this straight faced viral video featuring Christopher Lloyd is real. And that's almost as good, right?

A misplaced decimal point underlines why it's a good idea to check your receipt before leaving the Waffle House.

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The Daily Word in Candy Lady vs candy lady, a radioactive parking lot and Rob Ford on Kimmel

A number of new TV series will soon start shooting in and around Albuquerque.

A new candy lady is moving into the original Candy Lady location in Old Town.

WIPP may be shut down, but shipments of radioactive waste are still arriving.

New Mexico ranked as 33rd happiest state in 2013.

Putin says Russia can do whatever it wants regarding Ukraine, but those aren't Russian troops.

Scientists revived a 30,000 year old virus found in Siberia.

Horseshoe crab blood harvest is harming the population of horseshoe crabs. Their blue blood is worth A LOT of money.

Rob Ford was (surprise) made a fool on Kimmel last night.

Check out the world's biggest (blimp-copter-thingy) aircraft.

Wisconsin tourism ad with Airplane! stars.

Homeless person found living in her car with 24 cats and three dogs.

Philadelphia's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" facing more charges.

Radio Shack is closing more than 1,000 of its US stores.

Uh ... 50 Cent featuring Jehovah's Witnesses using sign language to discourage deaf masturbation.

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The Daily Word in the Bitcoin blues, WTF WIPP and lizard rampages

There's more proof that walking your dog can be good for you: a couple found $10 million in rare gold coins while taking Fido out for a stroll.

Meanwhile, in Florida, four foot long lizards are invading the swamps and eating up all the native animals because of course they are. It's Florida.

The CEO of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange asks you not to contact his employees with questions about where your money is because "they have been instructed not to give any response or information." Sounds legit.

San Francisco hates Google and San Francisco bar patrons hate Google Glass.

Oh hey, WIPP. WIPP is still leaking radioactivity, but DOE officials would like you to know everything is just fine. Really, man. They got this. You don't need to worry your pretty little head about it at all.

Former Navy Seals hired to protect a ship got so bored waiting for pirates to show up that they decided to kill themselves with heroin.

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The Daily Word in suburban Bigfoot, New Mexican radiation leaks and rabbit stampedes

The Bueno chile recall has hit the Pit.

The WIPP nuclear waste burial site is apparently suffering a radiation leak.

And Bigfoot is going suburban? Could be. It's Detroit, so all bets are off.

Alleged "Craiglist Killer" Amanda Barbour may have murdered between one and 22 people. But probably just one.

On the off chance that you're thinking about castrating a hippo, you should probably give up on the idea.

Looking for a new way to lose money? Albuquerque hosts the US's first Bitcoin vending machine!

Oh my god, it's a rabbit stampede. The fuzziest stampede of all.

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The Daily Word in COPS is coming back to Albuquerque, a really old can of herring and not-confirming Hannah Skandera

Get well soon, Wattie!

New Mexico Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera will serve her entire term without ever being confirmed.

More details about the ongoing radiation leak at WIPP.

Keeping the Albuquerque BioPark animals happy.

The second suspect in the high-speed car chase crash in Corrales was arrested.

Bernalillo Sheriff's office is welcoming COPS to BernCo supposedly with "full editing control" over the content and apparently not remembering that Mayor Marty banned the show from Albuquerque.

A Florida artist smashed a valuable Ai Weiwei vase in an act of protest.

Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show last night.

Expert disarms 25 year old can of herring.

Detailed mapping and study of abandoned Detroit will determine how many dilapidated and unoccupied buildings there are.

A woman was arrested nine years after failing to return a rented copy of Monster-In-Law.

Check out this amazingly preserved ancient Chinese city that was discovered 30 meters underwater in 2001.

The Exploited's Wattie had an onstage heart attack.

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The Daily Word in Snake Salvation, Sid Ceasar and the Craigslist Killer

Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour confesses to more than 22 murders.

We may be facing a Clown Crisis.

Reportedly, Kim Jong Un drowns babies.

“Snake Salvation” reality star Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite.

Rest in peace, Sid Ceasar.

A Pixar artist made a children’s book of mature scenes from iconic films.

Learn how to stretch your cell phone’s charge in a power outage.

Throughout history, humans have made up games that torture animals.

NBC smuggled its own secret Starbucks into the Olympics.

Love affects Facebook activity.

See a 17-year-old Prince.

Bosque fire alert.

Dennis Anderson found a gunshot victim in his bed.

There is a possible radiation leak at WIPP.

Happy birthday Paris Hilton.

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The Daily Word in the Bobcat Bite, peacocks in heat, spies and Mayan pyramids

At the Albuquerque Zoo, a peacock attacked a two year old kid.

Albuquerque's new recycling plant is almost open.

Rep. Steve Pearce wants to change the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's mission.

Santa Fe's famous Bobcat Bite restaurant is losing it's current operators after a dispute with the property owner.

The Russians claim to have captured an American spy.

The Department of Justice seized a HUGE number of Associated Press phone records from April and May.

This man spent the night in a grocery store.

This man seems to have found a copy of Coca-Cola's secret recipe. It is now on eBay.

Apparently in Belize it is not uncommon for ancient Mayan pyramids and mounds to be bulldozed and used for road-building material.

Contrary to popular claims, piracy is not killing the entertainment industry.

Here's another Chinese Ghost Mall.

If you live in L.A. you can go see a 35mm screening of the excellent film Manson. Otherwise, enjoy the trailer.

The Mayor of Osaka, Japan claims enslaved prostitutes were necessary during WWII.

On this day in 1936, Bobby Darin was born. He was talented but sickly and just after Darin got his own T.V. show in 1973, he died.

V.18 No.30 | 7/23/2009

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V.18 No.28 | 7/9/2009
The Raging Grannies sing songs of nuclear wasteland at the Tuesday, June 30 public meeting.
Marisa Demarco

News Feature

WIPP Tides

Geologist points to holes in the thinking—and the landscape—around waste burial in Southern New Mexico

For years, Richard Hayes Phillips has carried in his mind awful visions of what it would be like to see the Pecos River contaminated with radioactive material. "People fish there, and it flows into the Rio Grande at Amistad Reservoir, which is actually the Spanish word for 'friendship,' ” he says.

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