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LANL Foundation Awards Small Educational Outreach Grant To Pajarito Environmental Education Center

on September 15, 2015 - 3:26pm

Students learning how to gently handle wild birds on a bird banding field trip. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) received a Small Educational Outreach award in August from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Board of Directors.

This award provides funding in the amount of $1500 to allow Los Alamos fifth graders to attend bird banding field trips.

The field trips funded by the Small Educational Outreach award allow youth to participate in hands-on science education and become more familiar with birds in the area as well as the field

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Endorses Local Subcontractors

on September 13, 2015 - 2:48pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Big Box competitors for Los Alamos National Laboratory service and supply contracts are troubling small businesses in New Mexico, according to Jeff Lunsford of the Consortium of Major LANL Subcontractors.

The topic was under discussion in the New Mexico Legislature last year and has been an item of discussion with New Mexico congressional delegation.

WIPP Update: Supplemental Ventilation System

on September 12, 2015 - 12:59pm

SVS installed in the WIPP underground. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

The Underground Ventilation System at WIPP is undergoing a significant change that will provide additional airflow in the underground. 

The large fan that is part of the Supplemental Ventilation System (SVS) was recently downloaded to the underground and has been successfully installed. The fan and shroud were connected to the new bulkhead and the associated electrical modifications are proceeding.

The fan is expected to be connected to the underground electrical infrastructure in October, once modifications to an underground

LANL Awards Protective Force Contract To Centerra

on September 12, 2015 - 1:26am
Aerial view of LANL, '1995 aerial TA-3 south to north'. Courtesy/LANL
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded its protective force services contract to Centerra Group, LLC.

Centerra won the contract over longtime LANL security contractor SOC LLC, which provided protective force services to Los Alamos for more than a decade as Protection Technology Los Alamos, and during the last five years as SOC Los Alamos.

“LANS LLC recently completed a competitive acquisition for protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” a Lab

Secretary Of Energy Asked To Investigate Safety Hazards In High Explosives Test Facility At Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

on September 10, 2015 - 3:05pm
DOE News:
Legal papers served in Washington July 14 asked Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to investigate “substantial and specific danger to employees or to public health or safety” due to “technical failure and incidents” at the High Explosive Application Facility (HEAF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Anthony T. Rivera, a 28-year veteran of the lab, said he was harassed and fired in October 2013 after reporting the hazards and other violations to lab management.

Ceres' Bright Spots Seen In Striking New Detail

on September 10, 2015 - 10:13am

This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA


The brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres gleam with mystery in new views delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These closest-yet views of Occator crater, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, give scientists a deeper perspective on these very unusual features.

The new up-close view of Occator crater from Dawn's current vantage point reveals better-defined shapes of the

Los Alamos National Laboratory Team Receives DOE Secretary's Achievement Award

on September 9, 2015 - 10:40am

The DOE Secretary's Achievement Award is presented to the RLUOB Transfer Team. Front row from left, Denise Thronas, LANL Acting Deputy Director Paul Henry, LANL Director Charlie McMillan and Amy Wong. Back row from left, David Gallimore, Brett Cederdahl, Mike Parkes, Tim Leckbee and Tim Nelson. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • RLUOB Transition Team commended for excellence

The Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building (RLUOB) Transition Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory received the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award for its teamwork and performance.

“What the