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  • NNSA seeks extension

    The National Nuclear Security Administration wants more time when it comes to the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Back in July, the NNSA asked for a 45-day extension to address the concerns of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in relation to the Documented Safety Analysis for the Plutonium Facility known as PF-4.

    The Board requested a report and briefing addressing their concerns.

    Last week, the NNSA sent another letter to the DNFSB, requesting an additional 60 days “for further development and management review of the responses.”

    The letter also stated, “On a separate but related matter, Dr. Cook's January 30, 2012, letter to you committed NNSA to provide a revised project execution plan (PEP) for seismically-related upgrades to PF-4 in August 2012. However, due to the need to complete the final report for the current scope of non-linear static seismic analyses in September 2012 to support updating the PEP, NNSA will now send the revised PEP within 90 days following completion of this final report.”

    In DNFSB’s July 18 letter, the board said an ongoing government analysis of the facility’s ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed.

  • Ospreys come to town -- updated

     

    In case you were wondering who and what they were, they were the U.S. Marines from “Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264” (VMM-264). Known as the “Black Knights,” the squadron was in Los Alamos for  some high altitude training.

    “We thought you guys would like that; we always try to make an impression wherever we go,” said Capt. Eric Duchene to the small crowd that gathered to see them land at the Los Alamos County Airport.

    Duchene was one of the pilots of the aircraft, also known as the MV-22 Osprey. While Duchene’s MV-22 landed at the airport, the other two went on to complete their mission in the mountains of New Mexico.

     Originating from North Carolina, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque will host the Black Knights during their stay in New Mexico. Duchene’s crew included Cpl.Ryan Barker, Capt. Chris Legre and Cpl. Andrew Cox.  

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  • Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum's completion

    NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks.

    The memorandum of understanding between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the foundation that controls the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was announced Monday.

    The museum was supposed to open this month, but construction all but ceased a year ago because of a funding squabble between the foundation and the Port Authority, which owns the World Trade Center site.

    Three powerful political figures became entangled in the dispute: The governors of New York and New Jersey control the Port Authority, while New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the foundation's chairman.

  • Squad Car Camera Video: Sikh Temple Shooting

    Warning: Contains graphic content. Police in suburban Milwaukee have released squad car videos that show a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple last month shoot the first officer on the scene.

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