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Longtime Scientist Leaves LANL Foundation Bequest

on August 7, 2014 - 3:35pm


Donald Rose, a retired longtime scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory named the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and two other nonprofits as beneficiaries of a $700,800 annuity.

Mr. Rose died in April at the age of 91. He came to LANL in 1956, joined the Weapons Subsystem Group (WX-5) in 1982 and was named Assistant to the Deputy Associate Director for Defense Construction Programs in 1984. He retired in 1990, returning as an associate and later guest scientist at LANL until 2000.

His obituary said, “Don will always be remembered for his warmth, his smile and

Los Alamos Scientists Selected As American Chemical Society Fellows

on August 7, 2014 - 3:28pm

LANL News:

Chamberlin and Porterfield named ACS Fellows

Rebecca Chamberlin and Donivan Porterfield, both of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Actinide Analytical Chemistry group, have been selected as a 2014 Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Rebecca Chamberlin

An inorganic chemist and radiochemist, Chamberlin is currently the co-principal investigator for development of novel microreactor-based systems for plutonium process chemistry and one-step extraction and separation of rare earths at the Laboratory.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Aug. 15

on August 7, 2014 - 7:39am

RCLC News:

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Regular Business Meeting is 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15 in the Santa Fe County Chambers, 102 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.

The meeting will include up-to-date presentations on the WIPP situation.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing of the meeting, contact the Coalition Office at 505.577.1347 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

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Safety Enhancements Continue at WIPP

on August 7, 2014 - 7:37am

WIPP News:

The Accident Investigation Board report for the underground truck fire was issued in March and the Radiological Release (Phase I) report was issued in May.

Corrective Action Plans have been developed and are currently being reviewed, awaiting final approval from the U.S. Department of Energy. Although these plans are still undergoing formal reviews, a number of organizational and safety related actions have already been implemented.

The site developed an Executive Safety and Quality Review Board to ensure adequate oversight as changes and updates to all safety related programs

LANL Employees Team With Smith's Marketplace to Provide Backpacks & Supplies to Area Students

on August 6, 2014 - 1:44pm
Members of LANL Quality Performance Assurance Group teamed up with Smith's Marketplace employees to load backpacks with school supplies to be donated to elementary school students who need assistance to purchase school essentials. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality Performance Assurance Group were at Smith's Marketplace this morning to join with Smith's employees in filling backpacks with school supplies.

LANL: Forest Death, Wildfires & Changing Climate

on August 6, 2014 - 9:17am
LANL News:

As the climate becomes warmer and drier, living with the constant threat of devastating wildfire is becoming a reality for communities across the American West.

To better understand how the changing climate affects and is affected by this increase in wildland fire, scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory are performing research on everything from the “brown carbon” emitted from the burning of biomass, to the processes governing forest mortality and survival.

DOE Secretary Visits WIPP Aug. 12

on August 6, 2014 - 8:18am
Sec. Moniz. Courtesy/
Energy Sec. Ernest Moniz will host several meetings on the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) and visit the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad this month.
Friday, Aug. 8, Moniz will join other federal and local officials, including Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx for two public meetings to receive public input on the QER, an administration-wide effort to make recommendations regarding key infrastructure needed for transmission, storage and distribution of energy.
In Chicago, the discussion will focus on rail, truck and barge