June 2, 2016

State: Zika virus confirmed in Bernalillo County womanLas Cruces Sun News

State health officials say a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman is the second person in New Mexico to contract the Zika virus while traveling. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday that the woman contracted the virus while traveling in the Caribbean. The woman’s name hasn’t been released. -- 6/2/2016


Regulator warns of long, costly cleanup at Los Alamos lab -- Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s top environmental regulator says it could take the federal government another decade and more than $4 billion to clean up the hazardous waste and contamination remaining at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories.

Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn provided the estimate Wednesday to state lawmakers as he outlined proposed changes to a consent order that guides cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory. -- 6/1/2016