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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Wreaths Across America

    Lawrence Armenta of the Materials Management group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, second from left, Lawrence Jr., wife Claudine and daughter Lauren were part of the more than 300 LANL employees who volunteered to lay wreaths on graves at Santa Fe National Cemetery Saturday.

     

  • LANL takes steps toward energy efficiency

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is hoping a new energy savings contract project will yield about $28 million over the next 20 years.
    The program, announced by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week, would save the lab $1.2 million per year in electrical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning costs. That’s a 3 percent savings on LANL’s annual energy bill.

  • Scientists gain protein factory understanding

    Theoretical biologists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have used a New Mexico supercomputer to aid an international research team in untangling another mystery related to ribosomes – those enigmatic jumbles of molecules that are the protein factories of living cells.

  • NMED renews LANL permit, blocks burning of explosive waste

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry on Tuesday renewed a permit that allows Los Alamos National Laboratory to manage and store hazardous waste from research, contamination cleanup and other activities at the lab, but open burning of certain waste will be off limits.

    Renewal of the permit has been a long time coming. The northern New Mexico nuclear weapons lab has been operating under its current permit — with some modifications — since 1989.

  • Environmental report shows no adverse impacts

    Environmental monitoring of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2009 indicates no adverse impact to public health or the environment from laboratory operations.
    The findings are presented in the Laboratory’s Environmental Report 2009.
    The annual report demonstrates LLNL’s continuing commitment to environmental resources in its care and the integration of environmental stewardship into strategic planning and decision-making processes through the Lab’s Environmental Management System.

  • WIPP receives recertification

    On March 24, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially submitted the second Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) to EPA, initiating the recertification process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant required by Congress.
    Recertification is not a reconsideration of the decision to open WIPP, but rather a process to verify that changes at the facility in the preceding five-year period comply with EPA’s disposal standards for radioactive waste.

  • Former LANL director gets inside new NKorean uranium enriching facility

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In secret and with remarkable speed, North Korea has built a new, highly sophisticated facility to enrich uranium, according to an American nuclear scientist, raising fears that the North is ramping up its atomic program despite international pressure.

  • LANL physicist among Early Career honorees

    Physicist Eric D. Bauer of Los Alamos National Laboratory is among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recently announced by the Obama Administration.
    This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers.

  • Feds seek protective order in Mascheroni case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to restrict lawyers from releasing sensitive information in the case of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist accused of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon.

    A motion seeks to require prosecutors and defense lawyers to use materials strictly for litigation as both sides begin sharing evidence.

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales said his office filed the request because of the nature of the charges.

  • Gov.-Elect Martinez visits LANL

    Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez toured Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday morning with former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who now heads the Martinez transition team, and LANL Director Michael Anastasio.

    Martinez said she wasn't privy to everything because she doesn't yet have a security clearance.

    Watch an exclusive video in the multimedia section at lamonitor.com.

    Read the full story in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.