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Update On Tuesday's Earthquake In Los Alamos

on July 26, 2017 - 3:11am

Staff Report

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s seismic network detected an extremely small earthquake at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday, according to spokesman Kevin Roark. The event did not have any impact on Laboratory operations and there were no reports of anyone feeling the earthquake on Laboratory property, he said.

“A Laboratory seismologist has calculated a preliminary ‘signal duration’ magnitude of 1.5 at a location about two kilometers west-northwest of the northwestern edge of the town of Los Alamos and at a depth less than one kilometer,” Roark said.

Keith: Keeping Los Alamos National Laboratory Strong Through Transition And Beyond

on July 25, 2017 - 9:26pm
Kathy Keith
 
By KATHY KEITH, Director
Community Partnerships Office

As the process for choosing a new M&O contractor begins, the Lab's mission and support for community partners continues.

Northern New Mexico community leaders may have seen that on July 13 the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released a draft request for proposals (RFP) for the next management and operations (M&O) contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

This draft RFP is a key step in the process the U.S.

Small Earthquake Felt In Los Alamos

on July 25, 2017 - 12:39pm

Staff Report

Seismometers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recorded a small earthquake at around 10:23 a.m. today in the Los Alamos area, according to seismologist Peter Roberts. No information on the magnitude or the intensity of the quake will be available for two to three hours, Roberts said.

Roberts and his colleagues are gathering "felt reports" and have asked the community to email them describing what they felt as well as what time and at what street address they felt the activity. Emails may be sent to rekelley@lanl.gov or proberts@lanl.gov.

Residents are commenting on social

Los Alamos National Laboratory Cleanup Means More Jobs, Healthier Local Environment

on July 25, 2017 - 10:03am

RCLC News: 

The effort to cleanup more than 70 years of Los Alamos National Laboratories nuclear legacy waste is no small undertaking. Through that process, the Department of Energy (DOE) estimates Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will be fully remediated by year 2035. With a new Environmental Management contractor soon taking the reins, they will be embarking upon the hopeful beginning of the end of ‘legacy waste’ cleanup at LANL.

To achieve this goal, there is much work ahead of the oncoming contractor.

NNSA Conducts Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey

on July 24, 2017 - 9:03am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) conducted a low-altitude helicopter flight over portions of the Arlington, Va., area July 22 to measure naturally occurring background radiation.
 
Officials from NNSA announced that the radiation assessment covers approximately three square miles. A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, operated by the Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measuring System from Joint Base Andrews, was equipped with radiation sensing technology.
 
The helicopter flew in a grid pattern over the

Warrant Issued For LANL Copper Thief

on July 24, 2017 - 9:00am

Staff Report

A warrant was issued July 13 for Joshua J. Montoya, 23 of Espanola by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington after probation officials in Espanola indicated he failed to report to them after his conditional discharge May 24.

Montoya was originally arrested in July 2016 for stealing large amounts of copper from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Los Alamos Police Department and LANL officials confirmed with an Espanola company that it had purchased 2,709 pounds of copper and brass from Montoya and that he had been paid $3,474.

Montoya was finally bound over May

Public Notice: Class 3 Permit Modification Request And Public Meeting, Settlement Agreement 10-01251

on July 24, 2017 - 8:26am

Public Notice:

Class 3 Permit Modification Request and Public Meeting, Settlement Agreement 10-01251

Los Alamos National Laboratory Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, EPA ID No. NM0890010515

Activity: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), have submitted a Class 3 permit modification request to modify the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit.

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