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LANL MSC Consortium Honors Donors

on October 20, 2016 - 3:45pm

From left, LANL Deputy Director Rich Kacich, Executive Director Dave Lyons and MSC President Joseph Sanchez recognized MSC Grant Pool donors during the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, RDC Executive Director Val Alonzo, Executive Director Dave Lyons and CPO Director Kathy Keith at the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

SANTA FE – The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium (MSC) and Los Alamos

Los Alamos Scientist Recognized For Work To Increase Availability Of Critical Medical Isotope

on October 20, 2016 - 3:44pm

Iain May was recognized for his work to increase the availability of critical medical isotopes. Courtesy/LANL 

LANL News:

  • Study predicts shortage of isotope used for medical diagnostic imaging 

A scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently recognized by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for his work towards ensuring the reliability and domestic supply of a critical medical isotope used for diagnostic imaging.

DOE Releases Request For Information/Sources Sought For Savannah River Site Operations Acquisition

on October 20, 2016 - 3:12pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI OH  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) /Sources Sought in support the upcoming follow-on procurement for the management and operation (M&O) of the Savannah River Site (SRS).
The current SRS M&O contract, DE-AC09-08SR22470, with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), expires on July 31, 2018 and is a major component of the overall SRS work scope and contracting structure.
The RFI/Sources Sought is seeking to solicit input via capability statements from

RCLC Receives Informative Updates On Consent Order Agreement And Steps To Move Forward With GRT Issue

on October 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
RCLC News:
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held its monthly Board meeting Oct. 14, at the Taos Plaza Old County Courthouse in Taos.
From the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), NM Secretary of Environment, Bruce Tongate and Katie Roberts, Director of the Resource Protection Division reported on the updated Consent Order Agreement. This agreement between the NMED and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guides and governs the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Roberts discussed how NMED has incorporated public

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Awards

on October 20, 2016 - 2:21pm
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2017 awards.
The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.
High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2017.

LANL Co-sponsors ChallengeHER Conference Oct. 26

on October 18, 2016 - 4:57pm

LANL News:

  • Empowering women-owned small business owners

Los Alamos National Laboratory is co-sponsoring the ChallengeHER small business conference Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Albuquerque. The conference is designed to assist women-owned small businesses and other small businesses navigate the sometimes complex process of competing for federal government contracts.

The conference is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Central New Mexico College Workforce Learning Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave., N.E., in Albuquerque.

The free conference includes workshops on topics such as “Research and Marketing,” the

Science On Tap: Harnessing Actinium-225 For Cancer Treatment At 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on October 18, 2016 - 12:24pm


This month's Science On Tap features Maryline Ferrier who will talk about harnessing Actinium-225 for cancer treatment beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20,  at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square. Light refreshments will be provided for this event by the Central New Mexico Section of the American Chemical Society.

For this event, Ferrier, with the Lab’s Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry group, will talk about the research taking place at the Lab to better understand actinium-225. This unique and rare radioisotope has tremendous potential for the treatment of