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Triad National Security Pledges $50,000 In Emergency Grants To Local Philanthropies: The Food Depot And Los Alamos, Santa Fe And Taos Community Foundations

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

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Triad National Security, the management and operations contractor of Los Alamos National Laboratory, has pledged $50,000 to four local philanthropies to address emergency needs caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Funds are prioritized in the areas of healthcare, food security, childcare for essential workers and education.

“These community partners are experts in responding to the urgent needs of their respective communities,” said Thom Mason, president of Triad National Security. “They have proven track records


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LANL Employees Donate More Than $20,000 To Food Depot For Hunger Relief Across Northern New Mexico … Triad National Security Contributes Additional $10,000

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SANTA FE—On the first day of their online food drive, Los Alamos National Laboratory employees donated $16,490 to The Food Depot in support of Northern New Mexicans facing hardship.

Triad National Security, LLC, the Laboratory’s M&O contractor, contributed an additional $10,000. With another $5,731 coming in from employees in subsequent days, the combined running total by Wednesday afternoon amounted to $32,221, which will provide more than 100,000 meals to those in need.

The Laboratory food drive continues through April 10, 2020.

“Times are difficult


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N3B Los Alamos Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 Virus

COMMUNITY News:

Late Monday afternoon employees at N3B Los Alamos, the Los Alamos legacy cleanup contractor, received the following notification from management:

N3B management was notified that a member of our team had tested positive for COVID-19.

We are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Mexico Department of Health (NM DOH) to ensure coworkers who had contact with the individual take appropriate action and seek medical attention if symptoms arise.

The health and safety of our employee team is paramount. As such, much of our administrative workforce


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LANL: High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory Tests Speed Of Light

This compound graphic shows a view of the sky in ultra-high energy gamma rays. The arrows indicate the four sources of gamma rays with energies over 100 TeV from within our galaxy (courtesy of the HAWC collaboration) imposed over a photo of the HAWC Observatory’s 300 large water tanks. The tanks contain sensitive light detectors that measure showers of particles produced by the gamma rays striking the atmosphere more than 10 miles overhead. Courtesy/Jordan Goodman

LANL News:

New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are


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LANL Limits Onsite Operations Consistent With CDC; State

While Los Alamos National Laboratory is not closed, the Lab is limiting onsite operations consistent with guidance from the CDC and the State of New Mexico. The vast majority of LANL employees are working from home. Onsite, the Lab is maintaining a minimum staff to support limited, key national security activities that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has deemed mission-essential. This is a view of a LANL parking lot showing a reduction in the normally high number of vehicles. Courtesy/LANL


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LANL: Notice Of Public Reading Room Closure In Pojoaque

LANL Hardcopy Public Reading Room at 94 Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque is closed until further notice. Courtesy/DOE

LANL News:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Hardcopy Public Reading Room at the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Office at 94 Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque will be closed until further notice.

The Electronic Public Reading Room is available at: https://www.lanl.gov/library/about/environmental.php

Thank you for your understanding during this time.


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Letter To The Editor: Concern For Families Of Lab Workers

By ISAAC GALLEGOS
Los Alamos

I’m concerned about the families of those employees being forced to work at the Lab.

Many come from Bernalillo and Sandoval County where the coronavirus is spreading and increasing daily.

All craft workers are being forced to work and that includes electricians, iron workers, teamsters and operators, pipe fitters and plumbers. They have children at home – it’s not fair.

Many employees are afraid to say anything because they worry that they might be fired. If anyone does get sick the Lab will lose more money in lawsuits than letting us stay home.

The Lab needs to follow


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