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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • 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.

  • Waste staging project gets initial nod

    The Department of Energy has approved the preliminary design of a new radioactive waste staging facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    The facility will replace several buildings and fabric domes at Technical Area 54, which must be closed and remediated by 2015 under the Consent Order agreement with the state of New Mexico.