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New Options For Plutonium Pit Production At LANL

on May 24, 2015 - 12:49pm

Pit Production would continue at PF-4, according to new report by the Congressional Research Service. Courtesy/LANL

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Would relocating Royal Crest help solve safety problem?

The Royal Crest trailer park may have a role to play in fulfilling a Congressional mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory to resume production of plutonium pits, the imploding, hollow cores that detonate thermonuclear weapons.

A report by the Congressional Research Service that became available this week proposes several options to solve manufacturing, safety and delivery

Cone Zone: Week Of May 25

on May 24, 2015 - 11:46am

County News:

Road Construction Update: Week of May 25

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot will remain closed for reconstruction, utility work and road reconstruction until

Udall Opposes Extension Of NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records

on May 23, 2015 - 10:35am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early this morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined a majority of senators in opposing an extension of the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, a Patriot Act program declared illegal earlier this month in a unanimous decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The program is set to expire June 1. The Senate took two procedural votes on two bills, which both failed to get the 60 votes required to overcome a filibuster and resulted in deadlock.

Videos: Police Dash Cam And Neighbor's Cell Phone Capture Aspects Of May 15 Cheyenne St. House Fire

on May 22, 2015 - 3:16pm

Smoke from the May 15 house fire in Tsikamu Village could be seen from the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The home at 913 Cheyenne is now boarded up following the May 15 house fire. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

  • Snippets of the May 15 house fire at 913 Cheyenne St. where captured on video

Watch Police Cam Video Here. Watch Neighbor's Cell Phone Video Here.

Friday, May 15, a single structure fire occurred at 913 Cheyenne St., in Tsikamu Village in Los Alamos. Cpl.

Prevention Is Key To Fire-Safe Memorial Day Weekend

on May 22, 2015 - 10:53am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest would like to remind the public that despite all the recent moisture, the potential for wildfires is always present. 
 
At this time there are no fire restrictions on the forest; however, visitors are encouraged to be fire safe. It does not take much time for weather conditions and fuel moisture levels to change and increase the risk of wildfires. When building a campfire be sure to keep safety in mind before, during and after you light it.
 
To help minimize the risk of wildfires, please consider the following:
  • If

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