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Udall And Heinrich Issue Statements On Proposed Interim Nuclear Waste Facility In New Mexico

on May 2, 2015 - 7:34am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich issued the following statements on the proposal for New Mexico to become an interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste:

"I don't think we should be talking about this at all while the state and the Department of Energy are still addressing the serious accident and radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

LANL Farewell Reception Honors Kurt Steinhaus

on May 1, 2015 - 8:50pm

During a special farewell reception at UNM-LA Thursday evening, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, shakes hands with former Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus who left the Lab today to begin his new position Monday as superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Communications and Government Affairs Division Leader Lisa Rosendorf honors Kurt Stenhaus at his farewell reception Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Kurt Steinhaus calls on

Lab Performs Canyon Cleanup Near Smith’s Marketplace

on May 1, 2015 - 12:16pm

To complete cleanup activities at one of the few remaining legacy sites along Los Alamos Canyon, crews are using a specialized spider excavator to remove a small area of mercury-contaminated soil from the less than 45-degree-angled canyon-side slope. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Reducing historical footprint through environmental cleanup

Los Alamos National Laboratory is performing a high-angle canyon-side cleanup on U.S. Department of Energy property just south of the new Smith’s Marketplace.

Work is scheduled to begin this month and will take about two months to complete.

“We are committed to

Governor And DOE Secretary Announce WIPP Settlement

on May 1, 2015 - 10:47am

WIPP News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the terms Thursday of a $73 million settlement of the State’s claims against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors related to the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, including the associated activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico have worked together to identify projects at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the Los Alamos National Laboratory that are mutually beneficial and

Udall On DOE Settlement For WIPP Radiation Release

on May 1, 2015 - 10:32am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a statement released Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed the $73 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the state of New Mexico.

Investigations by DOE and the state have found that numerous violations at Los Alamos National Laboratory led to the radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) that put at risk the health of workers and the nearby community.

Udall statement:

“New Mexicans are rightly disturbed by the violations at Los Alamos and WIPP, which led to the radiation release

Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

on May 1, 2015 - 10:08am

Marc Kuchner, PhD, astrophysicist speaks June 4-5 at LANL. Coutesy photo


Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

SANTA FE – Never before in the history of our planet has it been more important for scientists to connect with the nonscientific public.

For example, a whopping 97 percent of all scientists agree that human activity is causing our climate to change. But pseudo scientists and special interests have dominated the debate so that only 40 percent of all Americans believe that the Earth’s warming is primarily due to human activity, according to a 2014 Pew Poll.


LANL/Partners Identify Clues Through Body Chemistry

on April 30, 2015 - 10:52am

The LANL and SMT collaborators (left to right): Donald Shields, Aaron Anderson, Paul Smith, Nicholas Hengartner, Dr. Donald Becker, Harshini Mukundan (co-PI), Laurie Samitaur Smith, Frederick Smith, Dung Vu (co-PI) and Robert Dye. Absent from the team photo are Srinivas Iyer, Michael Everhart Erickson and Timothy Sanchez. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

A new detection approach originally developed for tuberculosis diagnostics is being adapted as a tool for determining traumatic brain injury, one of the challenges facing the medical community as it works to treat military and sports figures with