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UC Board Of Regents Votes To Bid On LANL Contract

on November 17, 2017 - 8:03am

University of California News:

 

The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to authorize a bid for the $2.2 billion Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operations contract, which begins in October 2018.

The 10-campus UC has been involved with the Lab since the 1940s and since 2006, has been part of the LANS, LLC consortium, which holds the M&O contract.

A statement, issued by UC Regent Ellen Tauscher and UC Vice President for National Laboratories Kimberly Budil following the vote, said UC is committed to assembling a proposal that upholds LANL’s “long

WIPP Marks Milestone With 12,000th Safe Transuranic Waste Shipment

on November 15, 2017 - 10:57am
The 12,000th shipment of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant arrives at the facility from EM’s Idaho Site late Nov. 9. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
CARLSBAD  EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently received its 12,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste for disposal since opening in 1999.
 
“We are all very proud of receiving the 12,000th shipment of transuranic waste and contributing to the Department’s cleanup mission.” said Todd Shrader, manager of the Carlsbad Field Office.  
 
Since the underground repository’s opening, WIPP drivers have safely

LANL: Scalable Clusters Make HPC R&D Easy As Raspberry Pi

on November 14, 2017 - 8:00am

The BitScope Pi Cluster Modules system creates an affordable, scalable, highly parallel testbed for high-performance-computing system-software developers. The system comprises five rack-mounted BitScope Pi Cluster Modules consisting of 3,000 cores using Raspberry Pi ARM processor boards, fully integrated with network switching infrastructure. Image: Bitscope. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • System with thousands of nodes brings affordable testbed to supercomputing system-software developers

A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to

Joint Statement From U.S. Department Of Energy And Los Alamos Department Of Public Utilities On Chromium Plume Issue

on November 13, 2017 - 4:55pm

DOE/DPU News:

Recent reports in the media about the presence of a chromium plume in the regional Pajarito Plateau aquifer has led to some confusion and misinformation about the safety of the drinking water in the Los Alamos community.

This joint statement by the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is to provide assurances to the public that the drinking water in Los Alamos County is safe and meets all Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

These wells are highly monitored by Los Alamos County and the

UT Regents Postpone Vote On LANL Contract Proposal

on November 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

University of Texas News:

University of Texas System Board of Regents has postponed until Nov. 27 a vote on whether to submit a proposal to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In September the Board voted to spend $4.5 million to pursue the contract and when the final request for proposals was published Oct. 26, Deputy Chancellor David E. Daniel issued a statement that the UT team was “deeply engaged in developing the most responsive thoughtful plan possible” for future management of the Lab.

UT representatives have

Report Criticizes LANL Emergency Preparedness And Response Program

on November 10, 2017 - 5:46pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A report sent Oct. 11 to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board alleges weaknesses in federal oversight of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s emergency preparedness and response program, the Lab’s demonstrated emergency response during drills and exercises, the site emergency exercise program and facility-level emergency planning and drills.

The Board told Secretary Perry that its staff team performed a review of the Lab’s emergency preparedness and response program in April 2016 and

Marine Veteran Roger Anaya Is Proud To Give Back

on November 9, 2017 - 7:58am

VFW Post 8874 Cmdr. Roger Anaya speaks at a ceremony at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When U.S. Marine Corps veteran Rogelio “Roger” Anaya is not at his job at Los Alamos National Laboratory as the team leader for 13 software developers, there’s a good chance you can find him at the Veterans of Foreign Wars John D. Gamble Post 8874 where he serves as commander.

Anaya was born in Sahuayo, Michoacan in Mexico and came to the United States when he was eight years old.

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