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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Anastasio addresses community leaders

  • Surprises galore for Hecker

    Siegfried Hecker, the former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director (1986-1997) and now the head for the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, made his sixth visit to rogue North Korea in November.
    And last week at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Los Alamos, Hecker made a presentation where he had a lot of answers but just as many questions still linger in regard to North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
    In November, Hecker along with his Stanford colleagues John Lewis and Robert Carlin, flew to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

  • LANL director to retire in June

    Since June 2006, Michael Anastasio has been the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    On Wednesday afternoon, in a letter to LANL employees, Anastasio, 62, said he was going to step down from the post on June 1. Anastasio thanked LANL employees for their many accomplishments, tireless efforts and continued support over the years. Anastasio also serves as president of the Los Alamos National Security LLC, the company that manages and operates LANL for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • LANL DIRECTOR SET TO RETIRE

     Michael Anastasio announced today that he will step down in June as director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

    In a message to Lab employees, Anastasio announced his retirement and thanked employees for their many accomplishments, tireless efforts, and continued support over the years. Anastasio has served as LANL director since June 2006.  He also is president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Lab for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • Developing HIV vaccine tops LANL top 10

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has named its Top 10 science and technology developments of 2010 based on major programmatic milestones, strategic potential, scholarly accounts, and associated news coverage.

  • Last of buildings removed from LANL TA-21

    On Dec. 21, Recovery Act workers finished tearing down the last and largest of the 24 buildings and structures slated for removal with Recovery Act fund­ing at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21 (TA-21).
    The project is on track to be completed six months ahead of schedule that produced $16 million in savings. TA- 21 housed Manhattan Project and Cold War facilities, many of which were built as long ago as the 1940s.

  • NMED may rethink explosives burn ban

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory had asked New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry to reconsider his ruling on open burning.

    On Dec. 21, Curry did reconsider, according to a LANL spokesperson.

    But at press time, it was uncertain what, if any, change has been made.

    “We’re very appreciative that Secretary Curry granted our motion.  It allows us to continue our research on improvised explosive devices—research that saves lives at home and overseas,” LANL spokesman Fred DeSousa said.  

  • Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

    For the 55th consecutive year, millions of people all over the world over will be able to keep tabs on Santa as he treks around the globe delivering presents to good girls and boys. And scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory are again part of the effort! Los Alamos trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by Old St. Nick and his reindeer; visit http://santa.lanl.gov beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 24 to see his journey.

  • LANL has a record cleanup this year

    Los Alamos National Laboratory finished 12 months worth of environmental cleanup by breaking LANL records in several areas as fiscal year 2010 ended.  
    Los Alamos personnel conducted more field investigations and cleanup campaigns than ever and completed a record number of lab shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

  • Top Democrat predicts Senate will OK arms treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat predicted Monday that the Senate will approve a new arms control treaty with Russia, but conceded that it will take "house by house combat" to collect enough votes from recalcitrant Republicans to prevail.

    The comments by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., came a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would oppose the accord, complicating President Barack Obama's prospects for achieving his top foreign policy priority.