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Moniz Travels To Israel And Kazakhstan To Continue Discussions On Energy Cooperation

on April 5, 2016 - 7:37am
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Israel. He will continue discussions with Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources, on the ongoing energy partnership between the two countries.
 
He also will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. These discussions will cover a wide range of issues, including the U.S.-Israel Energy Dialogue, as well as expanded cooperation in energy research and energy water nexus programs.
 
Secretary Moniz’s visit to Israel is an example of

NNSA Delivers Annual Reports To Congress On Progress For Stockpile Stewardship/Nonproliferation

on April 5, 2016 - 7:25am

NNSA News:
  • NNSA Delivers Annual Reports To Congress On Progress For Stockpile Stewardship And Nuclear Nonproliferation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released Monday the annual reports outlining the strategic direction for two of its vital and enduring missions—maintaining a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

These reports are key planning documents for the nuclear security enterprise and guide program activities to ensure U.S.

Governor Visits Los Alamos To Highlight $32 Million In Water And Transportation Upgrades Around LANL

on April 4, 2016 - 4:24pm
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning, at the White Rock Y on N.M. 4, highlighting $32 million in water and infrastructure upgrades around LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
STATE News:
 
Gov. Susana Martinez highlighted $32 million in water and infrastructure upgrades around Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) during press conference this morning at the White Rock Y on N.M. 4.
 
These funds provide for Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) based on settlement agreements between New Mexico and the U.S.

Los Alamos - U.S. Navy: Partners Since World War II

on April 3, 2016 - 7:54am
A Regulus nuclear-armed cruise missile sits aboard the USS Grayback submarine. The Regulus, designed by Los Alamos, was the first nuclear weapon to enter the Navy’s stockpile. Courtesy photo
 
 
By ALAN CARR
Los Alamos
 
On Dec. 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese forces launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. This attack, which claimed the lives of 2,400 Americans, marked America’s entry into World War II and, ironically, represented the beginning of the end of Imperial Japan, which would suffer defeat after defeat at the hands of the U.S. Navy in the years to come.

Udall, Alexander: Sick Nuclear Workers Deserve Better

on April 1, 2016 - 11:36am

From The Office Of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
  • Department of Labor should delay new rule that could jeopardize benefits for those who worked at Cold War-era sites
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this week urged the U.S. Department of Labor to delay a new rule that could make it more difficult for sick nuclear workers who served at Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Y-12 and other Cold War-era nuclear sites to get benefits they deserve under the department’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
 
“It’s shameful that so many Americans —

Roger This: Safety At LANL

on March 31, 2016 - 3:09pm
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post


Nuclear waste and wildland fire make a wicked cocktail. But if the nuclear waste contains ignitable chemicals that might spontaneously erupt, spewing sparks and radioactive materials in the vicinity of canisters containing similar concoctions, then that very well might call for extraordinary vigilance.

Last week, the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board paid a visit to Northern New Mexico, seeking assurances that the issue of wildfire at Los Alamos National Laboratory was adequately addressed and that the federal managers and lab contractors have a grip

State Unveils Draft Of New Consent Order For Public Comment

on March 31, 2016 - 9:03am

Resource Protection Division Director Kathryn Roberts and NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn discuss the newly released draft Consent Order with the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Wednesday in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

The NNMCAB meets Wednesday in Ballroom A of the Sandia Casino and Resort in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Albuquerque – The New Mexico Environment Department released a draft revision to the current Consent Order between the state and the Department of Energy having to do

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