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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Lab scientist, wife indicted for leaking nuke weapons info

      A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and his wife were indicted Friday on charges of providing classified nuclear weapons information to a Venezuelan government official.
    The pair, Pedro    Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen was also charged with conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela.
    The 22-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the District of New Mexico.

  • Former Los Alamos scientist and wife indicted for allegedly providing nuke info to Venezuelan government

     

    A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and his wife were indicted Friday on charges of providing classified nuclear weapons information to a Venezuelan government official.

    The pair, Pedro    Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen was also charged with conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela.

  • Former Los Alamos scientist and wife indicted for allegedly providing nuke info to Venezuelan government

    A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and his wife were indicted Friday on charges of providing classified nuclear weapons information to a Venezuelan government official.

    The pair, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen was also charged with conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela.

    The 22-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the District of New Mexico. 

  • Plutonium halts clean-up at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Discovery of a pipe with a high level of plutonium-239 at a clean-up site at Los Alamos National Laboratory has forced officials to shut down operations.

    The pipe, which was dug up by an excavator three weeks ago, had plutonium-239 that exceeded the amount lab officials had expected and that was allowed above the ground, lab spokesman Fred deSousa said Friday.

    The lab had estimated about 200 grams of plutonium-239 over the 6-acre clean-up site. The pipe alone alone had 42 grams, or about 1.6 ounces.

  • LULAC files complaint against LANL doctor

    The League of United Latin American Citizens has filed a complaint with the state's medical board charging a LANL doctor and his wife with "discriminatory, disparaging and cruel behavior... "

    The league also fired a letter off to Michael Anastasio, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory asking that the lab investigate "conduct that is offensive and unacceptable..."

  • LANS picnic honors 9/11

    A somber ceremony led by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio Saturday at Overlook Park was filled with memories of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the people who lost their lives on that day.
    “We all felt vulnerable that day in a way we’ve never felt before and unlike the rest of the population — we get to come to work everyday and we have the ability to do something about it,” Anastasio said.

  • LA small businesses say help needed from D.C.

    Local business people shared bottom-line concerns with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a Chamber Coffee event at Fuller Lodge Tuesday.
    “More than anything, I just want to hear from everybody,” Udall said. “We’re very; very interested in the small business situation here. One of the things we want to do is get money into the hands of community banks.”
    The banking and mortgage loan crisis that has plagued the nation for the last three years has led to stiffer regulations.

  • Udall: ‘I was most impressed by the scientists’

    For New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, the takeaway from a whirlwind tour of a clean-up area at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was twofold. He was impressed by the lab’s scientific nature and plans to press for additional funds to continue the lab’s work.
    That’s good news for Los Alamos, an economy that is heavily reliant on the lab.
    “I was most impressed by the scientists and their work there,” Udall said.

  • LANL attracts record number of student interns

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — It was a record summer for students at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    More than 1,300 students interned in technical and nontechnical fields and a record 415 postdoctoral students are working at Los Alamos this year.

    The lab's Education and Postdoc Office program manager, Dave Foster, says student interns and postdoctoral students contribute significantly to lab work. He says they also enhance their own academic and research skills while offering a pipeline for potential lab hires.

  • Atomic bomb brings distant communities together

    When local historian Nancy Bartlit traveled halfway across the world to Tinian, it not only forged bonds between the island in the Philippine Sea and Los Alamos, but helped complete a personal tour of the WWII atomic bombs.
    Beginning Aug. 5, Bartlit took part in “The Manhattan Project and Tinian: An Educational Symposium.”
    The symposium recognized what Los Alamos and Tinian contributed to WWII.