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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 22 to March 28, 2012

on April 2, 2012 - 8:15am

LAPD News:

The following information was provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

March 22 at 11:46 a.m. / A 43-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was the victim of battery at Los Alamos High School.

March 22 at 1:06 p.m. / Police responded to the unattended death of an 83-year-old Los Alamos man on 45th Street. The cause of death appears to be from natural causes.

March 23 at 12:17 p.m.

CDC Warns Public Against Easter Chicks

on April 2, 2012 - 8:04am

CDC News:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning the public to the dangers associated with giving baby chicks and ducklings as Easter gifts.

Because they are soft and cute, many people do not realize the potential danger baby chicks and ducklings can be to small children, says the CDC.

Young birds often carry harmful bacteria called Salmonella. And, each spring some children become infected with Salmonella after receiving a baby chick or duckling for Easter.

Harmful bacteria carried in the chick’s and duckling’s intestine contaminates their environment and the

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.

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