On 04.28.21, the New
Mexico Environment Department (NMED) was notified of a residence in Los Lunas, NM where the recently deceased owner
had left multiple drums and containers of unknown wastes on the property. The initial NMED assessment confirmed deteriorated and leaking drums, small chemical
containers, cylinders and five gallon buckets.
On May 6, 2021 NMED contacted EPA
to request assistance for assessment and cleanup. On May 13, 2021, an EPA Team deployed to the site to conduct an
assessment of the residence, onsite structures and abandoned wastes, and to conduct radiation (RAD) monitoring.