Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

  • The Los Alamos Study Group takes aim at the U.S. government’s plans to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation’s nuclear arsenal with this billboard near Bernalillo, N.M., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The work will be split between Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Watchdog groups want the Biden administration to reconsider a decision by a U.S. agency not to conduct a more extensive environmental review related to production of the plutonium cores used in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.