PNM sends crews to Calif.
Uranium mines get study
PNM is sending more than 20 linemen and six other support staff to help restore power in northern California after the deadly fires there, according to the company.
The staff will leave today to make the drive today and expect to begin work Sunday, according to a news release.
“This is something that happens throughout the community of line work,” said Zach Johnson, operations manager for the Metro and Northern New Mexico line departments. “When fires or weather cause devastation like what we are seeing in California, utilities from around the country will gather and do what they can to assist in getting the power on safely and quickly to the customers in that area. We are all family, and families help each other.”
The crews expect to be in California for 10 to 14 days.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contract Wednesday to Tetra Tech Inc.
The EPA says the company will assess 30 abandoned mines within the reservation’s Cove chapter.
Tetra Tech will work with Navajo Technical University in New Mexico to train Navajos to assess and clean up uranium waste. The contract is partially funded by a 2015 settlement for the cleanup of over 50 abandoned uranium mines.