Nov 01 1991

Publisher Has Meltdown; Editor Is Nuked

An investigative series on the Los Alamos National Laboratory by the Santa Fe New Mexican resulted in the sacking of the daily newspaper’s managing editor who edited the series, and a moratorium on nuclear technology stories by the newspaper. The editor, David N. Mitchell, told Extra! that due to the legal settlement reached after his dismissal, he was “constrained” from saying that he was fired because of “the publisher’s concern that the series this paper did at my direction on the disposal of radioactive and chemical wastes by Los Alamos National Laboratory was unbalanced.” But the sequence of events is […]