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Innovative Internship Program Is Building Workforce Development In Los Alamos

on February 5, 2016 - 12:05pm
LANL News:
A Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Connections podcast episode that features Cindy Rooney, interim executive director of UNM-LA, and Carter Payne, assistant principal of Los Alamos High School, has just been released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Community Programs Office. 
The internship program—titled the Community Internship Collaboration—is built on a recent partnership between UNM-LA, Los Alamos High School and LANL Community Programs Office.

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Tour To Trinity Site

on February 5, 2016 - 12:03pm


Trinity Site, the location where on July 16, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated, is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 1 and 2 for the spring opening.

The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.  Departure from Trinity Site will be out of the northern Stallion Gate, with a lunch stop at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Bonuses include a visit to the young

New LANL Security Contractor And New Lessons Learned Arrive On The Hill

on February 4, 2016 - 1:39pm

Centerra Group CEO Paul Donahue interviewed at Homewood Suites in Pojoaque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Paul Donahue, CEO of Centerra Group, the new protective force security contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, paid a visit to the laboratory recently from company headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was waiting in the lobby of the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque, looking positive about the day.

“Today is our first major internal exercise,” he said, brightening with the prospect.

Respiratory Protection Requirements Reduced In Parts Of WIPP Underground

on February 2, 2016 - 8:54am
The yellow highlighted area in the drawing depicts the general area where respiratory protection requirements were lifted this week. Courtey photo
WIPP News:
As a result of radiological risk mitigation efforts by WIPP Radiological Control teams, this week requirements for respiratory protection were lifted for a significant portion of the WIPP underground.
The change in respiratory protection requirements applies to all areas south of S-2520 and represents a significant milestone in the contamination mitigation efforts.

Four Regional Businesses Receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund Grants

on February 2, 2016 - 6:47am
Melissa Blueflower-Sanchez and Robert Sanchez, owners of R and M Construction, LLC, of Santa Clara Pueblo. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Four Northern New Mexico Native American-owned and operated businesses received a total of $60,000 in grants through a Native American Venture Acceleration Fund created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation. The grants are designed to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and help diversify the area economy.
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned businesses and help strengthen the

Moniz To Discuss Nuclear Non-Proliferation And Iran Deal At Wilson Center

on February 1, 2016 - 8:45pm
DOE News:
WASHINGTON D.C.,  U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will participate in a Director’s Forum 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Auditoriumin in Washington, D.C. on the importance of nuclear non-proliferation and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Last month, after years of negotiations and months of preparations for the implementation of the JCPOA, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certified that Iran had completed all of the required nuclear steps to reach Implementation Day, and as a result, the

LANL Closing Early Due To Snow Packed, Icy And Treacherous Roads

on February 1, 2016 - 10:21am

LANL News:

LANL's Emergency Management has issued the following information to employees this morning:

Due to the current weather and road conditions, employees who have not arrived at the Lab are asked to turn around and return home. Roads are snow packed, icy and treacherous in many areas. Consequently, the  Lab will be closing early today.

Please note the following:

  • Employees who have children in the Los Alamos Public School system will be dismissed at 10 a.m.  
  • All other Lab employees will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m.  

Please do not leave before these announced times, as crews are