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Science On Tap: ‘Through A Robot’s Eyes...’

on September 15, 2016 - 11:29am

LA CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. Join us tonight when Chris Rittner will talk about the LANL hazmat robots. Science On Tap is tonight, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.

Rittner is part of LANL’s Hazardous Devices Team (HDT) and will talk about the work the group does, including the recent Hazmat Challenge (held each year since 1996), designed to test responders under the most trying of circumstances.

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative

Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board To Hear Presentation On Air Monitoring At LANL

on September 15, 2016 - 8:45am
NNMCAB News:
 
The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) meets 1-5:15 p.m. Sept. 28, in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building at New Mexico Highlands University, 800 National Ave., in Las Vegas.
 
The NNMCAB is one of eight site-specific advisory boards established to involve local citizens in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) environmental clean-up decision process at its nuclear facilities. Members of the public are encouraged to attend NNMCAB meetings and provide their unique perspective on environmental issues.

 

At 2:30 p.m., David Rhodes, DOE Environmental

DOE Issues RFI For Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal 2018 Procurement

on September 15, 2016 - 8:15am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, OHIO  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) has issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet the requirements for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste (LLW/MLLW) Disposal (2018) procurement.
 
This effort will require contractors to safely dispose of LLW/MLLW; Section 11e.(2) byproduct material; technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive material (TENORM); and sealed sources.
 
DOE is seeking

LANL Clean Up Estimate Still Lacks Details

on September 14, 2016 - 8:43am
Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales at the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting last week in Ohkay Owingeh. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A delegation from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is visiting Washington, D.C. this week to attend a National Cleanup Conference.
 
In scheduled talks on Capitol Hill and with Department of Energy officials, they will not have the benefit of some missing information that has been blamed for inadequate funding of environmental

Los Alamos Man Shuts Down Albuquerque Sunport

on September 12, 2016 - 9:51am

Jeremy Danielson charged with a felony. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Albuquerque police arrested a Los Alamos man Sunday at the Albuquerque International Sunport after it was discovered that he possessed a suspicious device in his carry-on luggage.

Police charged Jeremy Danielson, 40, with one felony count of possessing a hoax bomb or explosive, a charge under the state's criminal code that surrounds intentionally placing, giving or mailing any false bomb or explosive with the intent that any other person thinks it is real.

Upon discovering the device, the security checkpoint was evacuated

Get Ready For A Sky Ride

on September 12, 2016 - 9:17am
In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Courtesy/Lockheed Martin
 
Left, an artist rendering of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx. Courtesy/NASA. Above, OSIRIS-REx moves in to position to perform a touch-and-go operation to collect samples from the surface of the asteroid. Courtesy/NASA

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Today, the home team of planet Earth embarks on an exciting adventure that will collect many valuable terabytes about where we came from and where

RDC Seeks Proposals For NAVAF

on September 9, 2016 - 7:10am
RDC News:
 
ESPANOLA  Proposals are being accepted through Oct. 18 for the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) awards from tribally held companies.
 
The Fund was created to boost employment and diversify the economy in Northern New Mexico, and will make awards up to $25,000 to tribally owned companies for critical technical services that lead to increased revenue and job creation. The current round of funding represents the fourth disbursement of awards.
 
Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Regional

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