Tewa Women United hosts workshop on groundwater issues

by Reporter / Oct 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Tewa Women United hosts workshop on groundwater issues

Tewa Women United is hosting a hands-on workshop exploring the "Precautionary Principle" from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Workshop organizers encourage participants to attend if they answer yes to the following questions:

  • Are you concerned about the safety of your drinking water?
  • Do you feel that you have a sacred responsibility to protect water, land and future generations?
  • Do you want to learn more about the chromium plume found in the aquifer resulting from discharge from the Los Alamos National Lab?
  • Do you want to find new ways to use your voice to help the state make wise decisions about the permit being given to clean up the groundwater at Los Alamos?

Those needing assistance purchasing gas to attend the workshop should contact Tewa Women United.

All events in this series are designed to prepare the community for a public hearing scheduled for November 7, 2018. 

Save the date:
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. November 7 and continuing on as needed, at the Los Alamos Magistrate Court, located at 2500 Trinity Drive, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The hearing will consider the ground water discharge permit (Discharge Permit or DP-1793). The Hearing Officer will provide opportunities for general oral statements or non-technical testimony from members of the public before the conclusion of the hearing.

Tewa Women United and Communities for Clean Water has been offering Restoring and Healing our Sacred Sites - Protecting the Most Vulnerable, a series of events intended to increase public awareness, education, and empowerment around the issue of the hexavalent chromium plume originating from Los Alamos National Laboratory that has been found in our watershed.

The details:
 Sunday, Oct 21, 10 a.m. ‒ 3 p.m.
Location: Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Center, 
848 State Road 68 in Alcalde  
Your RSVP will help organizers plan for food and other logistics.

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