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N3B Awards $1.5 Million In Cleanup Work To TerranearPMC/Envirocon

on October 16, 2018 - 10:04am

Potential cleanup contractors tour TA-21 in August to get an idea of the scope of work, which includes removing old fencing, telephone poles, hundreds of tons of cement and rebar, other contaminated and uncontaminated above-ground debris, and decontaminating two facilities (background) and six excavators. Courtesy/N3B

N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) has awarded a subcontract to TerranearPMC of Los Alamos and teaming partner Envirocon of Missoula, Mont., to perform cleanup activities at Technical Area-21, a former research site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The

Interior Department ‘Open Science’ Directive Echoes Environmental Protection Agency Effort

on October 16, 2018 - 8:13am
The directive on ‘Promoting Open Science’ was issued by Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, pictured above at the Bureau of Land Management’s Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center in New Mexico. Courtesy/DOI
 
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In a directive titled “Promoting Open Science” released late last month, the Department of the Interior outlined steps it plans to take to increase the transparency of its decision-making.
 
Those steps include requiring the department’s offices to make the data from scientific studies they use to develop regulations publicly available, with certain exceptions for

LANL: Three Los Alamos Medal Winners Changed The Course Of Science

on October 15, 2018 - 3:20pm

From left, Paul Whalen, Geoffrey West and John M. Pedicini are awarded the Los Alamos Medal—Los Alamos National Laboratory’s highest honor. Courtesy/LANL

 

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Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced that three individuals have been awarded the Los Alamos Medal, the Laboratory’s highest honor, for groundbreaking contributions to science and national security. John M.

LANL: John, Reichhardt And Viswanathan Honored

on October 12, 2018 - 10:17am

LANL scientists from left, Kevin John, Cynthia Reichhardt and Hari Viswanathan will be honored Oct. 25 with the Laboratory’s Fellows Prizes for 2018. Courtesy/LANL

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Three Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will be honored Oct. 25 with the Laboratory’s Fellows Prizes for 2018.

Cynthia Reichhardt and Hari Viswanathan will receive the annual Fellows Prize for Research, and Kevin John will receive the Fellows Prize for Leadership.

“I congratulate Cynthia, Hari and Kevin for their outstanding achievements,” said John Sarrao, principal associate director for Science, Technology and

LANL Scientists Honored With APS Fellowships

on October 12, 2018 - 6:49am
The American Physical Society Fellows inductees, top left to right), Brian Albright and Jennifer Hollingsworth and bottom left to right, Brian J. Jensen and Brian Kendrick. Courtesy photo
 
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The American Physical Society (APS) has selected the Society's 2018 Fellows, four of which are Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists: Brian Albright, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Brian J. Jensen and Brian Kendrick.
 
“I congratulate Brian, Jennifer, Brian, and Brian on their selection as American Physical Society Fellows,” said John Sarrao, principal associate director for Science, Technology

Scenes From Gadgets Ribbon Cutting At Bradbury

on October 12, 2018 - 6:20am

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck uses the ceremonial scissors to snip the ribbon and officially open the Gadets gift shop Tuesday morning at the Bradbury Science Museum. Bradbury Science Museum Association Board Member Pam Sutton, left, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann look on. The public is encouraged to stop by the gift shop to support the museum association's educational efforts and to shop local. To view the hours and other information on the new gift shop, visit https://bsma.wildapricot.org/museum-store/ Photo by Kaylinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Chamber Director and BSMA

Crews Stabilizing Hanford Waste Storage Tunnel

on October 12, 2018 - 5:42am
Trucks carry engineered grout from a nearby batch plant to the PUREX Plant Tunnel 2, where pumps insert the grout using piping connected to existing openings in the top of the tunnel. Courtesy photo
 
A mobile batch plant near PUREX Plant Tunnel 2 will mix approximately 43,000 cubic yards of grout to stabilize the tunnel. Courtesy photo
 
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RICHLAND, Wash. Trucks are delivering engineered grout to stabilize a waste storage tunnel on the Hanford Site.
 
Last week, EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) authorized contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to

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