"Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing For Radiation"

"The fire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico has grown to at least 61,000 acres -- large enough that its smoke can be seen from space – and concerns are now growing over what's in that smoke.

The alarm over the smoke has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to bring in air monitors, along with a special airplane that checks for radiation levels. So far officials have not been able to find anything.

'Our facilities and nuclear material are protected and safe,' Laboratory Director Dr. Charles McMillan told ABC News. "

Ryan Owens reports for ABC News June 29, 2011.


"Towns Near NM Fire, Nuclear Lab Wary of Smoke" (Associated Press)

"Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Under Siege From Wildfire" (Associated Press)

Source: ABC News, 06/29/2011