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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Lab provides update on permit request

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory wants to remove the interim tag from two sites where it houses open detonation units. And in its permit modification request to the New Mexico Environment Department, the lab also wants to close two of its sites.

    At Fuller Lodge Tuesday night, lab experts conducted a public meeting, which is a requirement of the permit modification request.

    The public can submit comments to NMED until Sept. 19. After that, NMED will review the permit application and respond to public comments before issuing a final decision.

  • Thomas named ACS Fellow

    Kimberly Thomas, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Science and Technology Base Programs Office, has become the first Los Alamos researcher to be named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
    The ACS created the Fellows program to “recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, Science, the Profession and the Society.” Fellows are selected for demonstrable excellence in the chemical sciences and outstanding service to the society.
    Thomas has served as member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Improving Practices for Regulating and Managing Low-Activity Radioactive Waste, and as Division and Program Chair of ACS’s Nuclear Chemistry and Technology division.

  • Scientists spy on ions using neutrons

    A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team has harnessed neutrons to view for the first time the critical role that an elusive molecule plays in certain biological reactions. The effort could aid in treatment of peptic ulcers or acid reflux disease, or allow for more efficient conversion of woody waste into transportation fuels.
    In a paper appearing this week in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Los Alamos researchers join an international team in describing the role played by the elusive hydronium ion in the transfer of protons during enzyme-catalyzed reactions.

  • Two LANL meetings scheduled

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory will hold two public meetings in the next six days.
    At 5:30 tonight at Fuller Lodge, LANL will host an informational meeting, regarding the Hazardous Waste Permit Modification Request for the planned Transuranic Waste Facility. This meeting was originally scheduled for June 27 but was postponed because of the Las Conchas Fire.
    LANL will submit a request to the New  Mexico Environment Department to operate a transuranic waste container storage facility at Technical Area 63. The facility would replace current storage facilities at TA-54. The meeting will describe the planned facility and the permit modification system.

  • Sauer named Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences associate director

    Nancy (“Nan”) Sauer has been named associate director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences (ADCLES) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
    In her 25-year career at LANL, Sauer has held several positions of increasing responsibility.  After working as a director’s postdoctoral fellow, she advanced to a principal investigator and team leader in the Chemistry Division to leader of several projects. Most recently she has been the director of the LANL Institutes Office from its inception, responsible for oversight and strategic engagement of six institutes and three innovation centers.

  • Snyder leaves Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager post

    Following six years at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office, Roger Snyder leaves his post as LASO Deputy Manager to head the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest Site Office.
    PNSO is one of 10 laboratories within DOE’s Office of Science. Located in Richland, Wash., PNSO oversees and manages the contract for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed working for LASO and living in Los Alamos,” Snyder said. “I value my colleagues, many of whom I consider friends, on both the federal and contractor side. I know they will continue to successfully move the lab forward.

  • HAZMAT Challenge

    The Farmington Fire Department was the big winner at the annual HAZMAT Challenge held at TA 49 last week. Farmington won the technical events and the overall title. LANL was second overall, finishing fourth in the technical event. Los Alamos Fire Department Team No. 1 was sixth overall and seventh in the technical events while LAFD Team No. 2 finished 10th.

  • LANL to host two meetings

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory will hold two public meetings in the next six days.

    At 5:30 Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge, LANL will host an informational meeting, regarding the Hazardous Waste Permit Modification Request for the planned Transuranic Waste Facility. This meeting was originally scheduled for June 27 but was postponed because of the Las Conchas Fire.

    LANL will submit a request to the New  Mexico Environment Department to operate a transuranic waste container storage facility at Technical Area 63. The facility would replace current storage facilities at TA-54. The meeting will describe the planned facility and the permit modification system.

  • Pet supply drive

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory wrapped up its pet supply drive for local animal shelters Friday. Debbie Wersonic organizes supplies at the Del Norte Credit Union. And Nancy Ambrosiano, who works in the communications department, donated her horse trailer to take the supplies to Espanola. A pickup truck was filled with supplies and taken to Santa Fe. According to LANL, there were more than $1,500 in donations, 500 pounds of dry dog food, 100 pounds of dry cat food, 700 pounds of kitty litter, 150 rolls of paper towels, 150 bags of rawhide chews (approximately 20 in each bag), more than 200 dog/cat toys, and more than 1,500 cans of dog and cat food.

  • LANL honors inventors

    The 13th Annual Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Awards reception honored laboratory inventors of patented, licensed, and copyrighted technologies for their important role in transferring science and technology from Los Alamos National Laboratory to industry. The awards reception took place Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    The commercialization of technologies developed at the Lab helps to strengthen U.S. economic security by creating jobs and enhancing U.S. industrial competitiveness.

    As Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said recently about technology transfer, “This is part of the reason we are being funded…now, more than ever, scientists, both in research universities and national labs will need to come to the aid of our country.