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Overall, Three Mile Island Operated Safely in 2011

on April 2, 2012 - 8:02am

The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Middletown, Penn., was the site of a March 28, 1979 power plant accident that brought about sweeping changes involving emergency response planning, reactor operator training, human factors engineering, radiation protection, and many other areas of nuclear power plant operations. Courtesy Photo

 

U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION News:

 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct an open house April 11 in Middletown, Penn., regarding the agency’s annual assessment of safety performance for the Three Mile Island 1 nuclear power plant.

$7 Million Available for Earthquake Research

on March 31, 2012 - 2:25pm

USGS News:

Scientists interested in earthquake research will be pleased to hear that the U.S. Geological Survey is awarding up to $7 million in grants and cooperative agreements for earthquake research in 2013.

Applications are due May 17 and researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under the funding opportunity number G12AS20013.

There are four National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agencies that work in close coordination to improve the nation's understanding of earthquake hazards and to mitigate their effects.

U.S. Senate Confirms New Deputy Chief at DEA

on March 31, 2012 - 2:01pm

Thomas Harrigan

DEA News:

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart hailed Senate confirmation of Special Agent Thomas Harrigan as DEA’s Deputy Administrator.

“I cannot think of a better, more qualified, or more honorable person to have at my side than Special Agent Tom Harrigan as we lead the Drug Enforcement Administration through the many challenges we will face and the many successes we will have in the coming years,” Leonhart said. “Tom demonstrated strong leadership and dedication in the field, and his strategic vision as Chief of Operations has been second to none.

NNSA, FBI Conclude Counterterrorism Exercise in Hawaii, Marking the Completion of Radiological Security Enhancements Program

on March 30, 2012 - 9:39am

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have announced the completion of Island Thunder, a table-top counterterrorism exercise in Hawaii.

Local Detectives Participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

on March 29, 2012 - 10:41pm

Police News:

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 7 in the LAMC parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

"This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year's event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications," Sgt. Det.

'Every 15 Minutes' Targets Distracted Driving Dangers

on March 29, 2012 - 2:10pm

 

 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

 Sometime before next month's high school prom, a diverse group of local community members ranging from educators to law enforcement officials to medical personnel to clergy to students and others will conduct an emergency exercise in an effort to draw urgent awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.

The exercise is called, "Every 15 Minutes" and is an educational experience that reminds youth, parents and community members of the dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting.

NMSU Student Charged with Making False Bomb Threat

on March 28, 2012 - 10:32pm

FBI News:

LAS CRUCES—This morning, Daud Anwar, 29, a resident of Albuquerque who is a student at New Mexico State University (NMSU), made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces on an indictment charging him with making a false bomb threat.

If convicted of the offense charged, Anwar faces up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Anwar is temporarily detained pending a detention hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

According to the indictment, on March 3, 2011, Anwar used a telephone and the Internet to maliciously convey false information to the effect

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