I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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The Town of Bernalillo has decided to scrap a $5.1 million system that failed to control arsenic levels and dumped sludge into residents’ tap water. But the town has no immediate plans to go after the former town manager or fired project engineer to recoup any of the money the town spent on the malfunctioning system. Meanwhile, the Green Ridge water association in Tijeras is moving ahead with plans to install a similar system.
When Bernalillo’s contract engineers wrote a report describing the Town water system’s arsenic filtration options in 2006, they refused to assess, let alone recommend, equipment produced by the Bernalillo-based firm ARS-USA. So former Town manager Stephen Jerge hired Narasimhan Consulting Services (NCS) to write a new report that recommended the ARS system and neglected even to mention alternative technologies, prompting a rebuke by the state Environment Department.