This is how it starts: Wildfire reaches US Los Alamos nuclear facility.

A raging wildfire on Monday briefly entered the property of the preeminent U.S. nuclear facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, a vast complex that houses research laboratories and a plutonium facility. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for the town of Los Alamos, which has a population of about 12,000. The speed at which the fire has grown surprised fire officials. The laboratory, which ensures the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, is a national security research facility located in the Jemez mountains of northern New Mexico.

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2 comments on “This is how it starts: Wildfire reaches US Los Alamos nuclear facility.

  1. This just in from a National Guard member who was in Los Alamos this week. Five police officers trying to convince people to leave the city under the mandatory evacuation order were bit and had to be medi-vacced to Santa Fe after they fell ill. True story, no shit.

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