Top training Carlsbad becoming ‘dirty bomb’ resource for nation
“Carlsbad is on the way to becoming the nation's leading resource center for training rescue workers to deal with dirty bombs. Last month, James Conca, director of New Mexico State University's Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, and Carlsbad Fire Chief Mike Reynolds, published an article in Homeland Protection Professional, a trade magazine for rescue workers. The article, the month's cover story, was titled ‘Dirty bombs, practical plans,’ and noted that solid plans and proper training would make the rescue process related to a dirty bomb manageable."
(Carlsbad Current-Argus, 21Jun06, Kyle Marksteiner)