By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico
Now, a retired Los Alamos scientist says it’s time to use 21st century technology and even the U.S. Air Force to radically change the way states — particularly in the Southwest — and the federal government officials fight wildfires.
Chick Keller worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a graduate student in 1967 and became a permanent staff member in 1969. He is now the facilities director at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Keller says the current system for battling forest fires is dangerously outdated.
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