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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • LANL hazmat unit investigates unusual odor at TA-22

    A number of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory were working in Technical Area 22 Thursday afternoon when some of the workers detected an unusual odor.

    Employees at TA-22 routinely work with small quantities of chemicals, said Jeff Berger, the lab's communications director.

    About half a dozen of the workers went to the LANL Occupational Medicine facility for examination. Medical personnel reportedly determined there were no injuries and the employees were released late Thursday afternoon.

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist to give talks on asteroids

    Laboratory scientist Catherine Plesko will talk about asteroids at two Café Scientifique talks in Santa Fe, and Los Alamos.
    The talk is titled “Deflection of Earth-Bound Asteroids,”and she will talk at the Santa Fe Complex (near the Santa Fe Railyard), 624 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe at 6:45 tonight.
    Then on Thursday at 6:45 p.m., Plesko will give her talk at the Los Alamos Research Park.
    High school students and the general public are invited to attend.

  • LANL infrastructure specialist testifies at Roundhouse on state natural gas disruption

    Speaking before the New Mexico House Energy and Natural Resources Committee Feb. 16, LANL scientist Loren Toole offered a technical overview of the”conceptual underpinnings” of New Mexico’s recent natural gas outage, an event that threw several thousand New Mexico households into a winter deep freeze for days.

  • NNSA honors two with Los Alamos ties

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Programs announced the recipients of the Employee of the Quarter Awards Wednesday and two employees with Los Alamos ties earned recognition.
    The awards recognize individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty in supporting the mission of NNSA’s Defense Programs.

  • GAO reports on NNSA shortcomings

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report on nuclear weapons and it titled its findings, “NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision Making.”

    The report was given to various congressional committees.

  • LANL fights back against cyber security threats

    In today’s technological world, the information passed through optical fiber  networks every second is as valuable as currency, but often the security is not adequate for growing network capabilities and the threats against them.
    LANL researchers are helping address these cyber security threats through two recently unveiled technologies.

  • Sandia rededicates building to Domenici

    ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert will re-dedicate Sandia’s Weapons Integration Facility (building 898) as the Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the southeast corner of Sandia National Laboratories’ Mesa Complex on Kirtland Air Force Base.
    Domenici will be joined by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Steve Pearce, R-N.M. and Deputy Administrator Don Cook of NNSA Defense Programs. Gov. Susanna Martinez also will attend.

  • Obama's budget plans hefty hike for infrastructure at LANL, other labs

      WASHINGTON, -- In a video message (included with this report) to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workforce, NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino said Monday that President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NNSA represents a critical investment in building the nuclear security enterprise required to enhance the security of the United States and its allies.

  • FY2012 Budget Request Includes Critical Investment in Nuclear Security Enterprise

    WASHINGTON, DC – In a video message to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workforce, NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today hailed President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NNSA as a critical investment in building the nuclear security enterprise required to enhance the security of our country and our allies.   

  • End of an era at LANL

    Scott Gibbs is a busy man at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the associate director for threat identification and response.

    But sometimes he catches himself as he looks out the window of his seventh-floor office of the National Security Sciences Building. He has a bird’s eye view of the demolition at the site of the old administration building and the memories often come flooding back.