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Moniz Announces Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group

on December 13, 2014 - 8:04am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

  • Partnership to Deepen Relationship Around Critical Nuclear Energy Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building on President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Tribal Nations, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced Friday the formalization of the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG), providing a forum for Tribal Leaders to engage with the Department on a wide scope of nuclear energy issues. 

“Through the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group, the Department hopes to incorporate the unique and important

LANL Major Subcontractors’ Consortium Grant Awards Event In Espanola Celebrates Economic Development

on December 12, 2014 - 11:06am

MSC grant awardees, executive committee members and attending dignitaries gathered Thursday at the Santa Claran Hotel in Espanola. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center at the back, is the liaison to the LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium. Courtesy photo

MSC News:

ESPANOLA – Members of the LANL Major Subcontractors’ Consortium and several guests gathered Thursday evening at the Santa Claran Hotel in Espanola for their annual MSC Grants awards celebration.

The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium, also known as the MSC is made up of 35 of the largest

Earth And Environmental Science Scholarships For Northern New Mexico Students

on December 12, 2014 - 9:29am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and The Climate Change Leadership Institute (CCLI) are partnering to provide scholarships to support students pursuing Earth and Environmental Science Degrees on behalf of Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham.

Dr. Sullivan Graham, a Los Alamos Scientist, is receiving the Conservation Grant Award from the Climate Change Leadership Institute and wants to pay it forward by offering this one-time scholarship to two students in attending colleges/universities in northern New Mexico.

About the Award:

Each year the CCLI gives out community seed grant awards

Udall Urges Congress To Pass Bill, Avoid Shutdown

on December 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

U.S. SENATE News:    
  • Appropriations bill funds PILT, lab programs including B61, N.M. military bases, WIPP recovery, technology transfer, water projects and other priorities    

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed the release of a so-called “omnibus” appropriations bill, which includes critical funding for New Mexico and keeps the government running through September 2015, the end of the fiscal year.

The bill funds many New Mexico priorities that Udall has fought for, such as the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program,

WIPP Waste Techs Encounter Abnormal Odor

on December 10, 2014 - 10:57am

WIPP News:

Late last week, four waste handling technicians at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) were performing surface temperature measurements on transuranic waste containers in the Waste Handling Bay when they encountered an abnormal odor. 

The odor was described as a “cleaning solution-like” odor, similar to odors that have been detected in the past when opening shipping containers during routine waste operations at WIPP.

Employees stopped work, notified their supervisor and left the area.

Los Alamos Physicist Hockaday Honored For National Security Contributions

on December 9, 2014 - 11:11am

LANL's Associate Director for Experimental Physical Sciences Mary Hockaday is the recipient of two significant honors. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Associate Director for Experimental Physical Sciences Mary Hockaday of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the recipient of two significant honors this week. She earned a 2014 fellowship from the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and also a Distinguished Alumni Award from the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Alumni Association.

“I have been truly surprised, humbled and honored by these awards; I greatly appreciate the folks who

Latest National Security Science Magazine Now Out

on December 9, 2014 - 9:48am


LANL News:

The newest issue of National Security Science magazine now available.