QUOTE: Fire Threatens Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Jim Urquhart / Reuters

A helicopter picks up fire retardant at Luna Lake near Luna, New Mexico.

“They have anticipated the problem of fire, and they’ve taken precautions. The structures that are central to the operation of the laboratory are well protected.”

— SEN. JEFF BINGAMAN of New Mexico, discussing the safety of the Los Alamos National Laboratory amid wildfires (via CNN)