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WIPP Modifies Underground Entry Requirements

on August 20, 2014 - 10:08am

WIPP News:

Entries into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground facility are becoming more frequent, a sign that recovery efforts are progressing.

Recently, radiological control personnel began conducting the surveys and sampling necessary to reclassify areas in the underground facility from areas of potential airborne contamination to radiological buffer areas. A buffer area is an uncontaminated area immediately adjacent to the contaminated area and is usually located at the exit or entrance point of the contamination zone.

The initial areas being surveyed, sampled and

PMI Signs Contract With LANL

on August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

Eric Quintana, general manager and co-owner of Performance Maintenance Inc., signs a contract to provide janitorial equipment and supplies to the Laboratory while Lorraine E. Dominguez, seated right, of Purchasing (ASM-PUR) witnesses, during a contract signing ceremony at LANL. Standing left to right are LANL Small Business Program Manager Chris Fresquez, Nick Perry of ASM-PUR, and Daven Quintana and Geraldine Talachy, both of PMI.  The contract is for one year with option years not to exceed five years. Courtesy/LANL

Drone Video Captures TA-21 Water Tower Demolition

on August 19, 2014 - 3:29pm

Click here to watch the video of Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-21 water tower demolition captured from a drone operated by Joe Martz Monday afternoon. Courtesy/Joe Martz

LANL: Using Supercomputers to Forecast Wildfire Behavior

on August 19, 2014 - 3:25pm

PrintScreen/LANL Video

LANL News:

 

Thanks to prolonged drought and a changing climate, the frequency and intensity of catastrophic wildfires are increasing every year, not only in the West, but across the country and the world.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center there are currently 28 large wildfires burning across the country covering 568,582 acres.

LANL Foundation Hosts Annual First Born® Conference Featuring Dr. Bruce Perry Sept. 23

on August 19, 2014 - 10:06am

Dr. Bruce Perry

LANLF News:

How do we foster brain development and create safe and healthy environments for children to thrive?

Dr. Bruce Perry, a nationally known psychiatrist who has served as a consultant in the Columbine school shootings and other traumatic events, will present on “The Power of Early Childhood” at the annual First Born® Conference 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort at Santa Ana Pueblo.

Perry is Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg

Emergency Exercise Planned At LANL Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 9:52am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise Thursday, Aug. 21.

It is only an exercise. The Lab routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency. 

During the exercise, LANL employees and the public may see emergency response vehicles with their lights running in the area of Technical Area 3. “Exercise in Progress” signs will be placed in affected areas.

Public Invited To Robotics Night At Bradbury Friday

on August 19, 2014 - 8:04am

 Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team robot.  Courtesy/LANL

BSM News:

  • Robots Take Center Stage At Bradbury Science Museum Friday

Employees and the public can see and drive a variety of different robots at "Robotics Night" set for 5 to 8 p.m., this Friday (Aug. 22) at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Robots from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team, the FIRST Robotics Clubs (high school and middle-school students) UNM-Los Alamos, First LEGO League and other local robotics enthusiasts are scheduled to be at the museum.

Activities take place inside the downtown

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