Review of nuclear test site cleanup efforts to be discussed Wednesday

An upcoming independent review of the Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up contamination and monitor groundwater after more than four decades of nuclear weapons tests will be discussed Wednesday at a public meeting of the Nevada National Security Site’s community advisory board.

The meeting begins 5 p.m. at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Rd., immediately following an hour-long educational session on cultural resources at the security site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The federally chartered Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board consists of rural and urban Southern Nevada residents who make recommendations to DOE’s Environmental Management Program about cleanup and monitoring of the security site.