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LAPD: Crash On Truck Route – Motorists Should Avoid Area

The scene of a single vehicle crash that occurred a short time ago this morning on the Truck Route about one mile east of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Police report no injuries. Los Alamos police are asking motorists to avoid this area and seek alternate routes to allow first responders to clear the scene. Roads around the community are wet and slick due to rain and motorists are urged to slow down and drive with extra caution. Courtesy/LAPD Read More

LANL News Roundup For Week Of June 20, 2022

Science – Understanding plants could make firefighting and prescribed burns safer:

Recent advances in remote sensing and modeling have opened the door to taking a deeper look at how the physical makeup of various plant species, particularly their carbon and water content, interact with fire. Accounting for these dynamic vegetation characteristics will improve not only the ability to better understand fire behavior but also fire effects and fire’s role in healthy ecosystem dynamics. Read the full article here. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) shares a  Read More

NNSA Job Fair For Nuclear Security Enterprise June 29

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will host a virtual job fair for the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, June 29.

The NSE is looking for the next generation of nuclear security professionals and working to hire over 3,500 new employees in 2022 to join its workforce of over 50,000 strong.

The virtual job fair will include hiring officials from NNSA and its National Laboratories, Plants, and Sites including:

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Reilly: LANL, Why Didn’t Oppie Win A Nobel Prize?

Los Alamos

I enjoyed this article in last Thursday’s Daily Post printed edition (link). However, I think it left off the principal reason he was never awarded the prize.

Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, was distressed by its military uses. He stipulated in the Nobel Prize instructions that it must never be given for anything that had military applications.

While Oppie had scientific work outside nuclear weapons, especially the paper co-written after the Manhattan Project that described what we now call Black Holes; he was so connected to Los Alamos and the atomic bomb, I believe Read More

LANL: West Road Getting Safer For Drivers And Cyclists

Pedestrian crosswalks and fencing on the highlighted section of West Road will make the busy street less hazardous. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Get ready for a safer drive and bike ride on West Road, thanks to fencing being installed along sections of it by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The project started June 13.

The new fence will improve safety in the following ways:

  • Cars won’t be permitted to park along West Road, meaning fewer people will need to walk in the road.
  • Dry grass and pine needles are less likely to ignite if cars aren’t parked near them along the road, decreasing the potential for
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EM-LA Hosts Public Forum Focused On Cleanup Mission

EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Michael Mikolanis provides an update on the LANL legacy cleanup for attendees at the Environmental Management Cleanup Forum at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/EM-LA

A Los Alamos community member speaks during the June 16 Environmental Management Cleanup Forum at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/EM-LA

EM-LA News:

Los Alamos and northern New Mexico citizens, advocacy groups and members of the media attended the Environmental Management Cleanup Forum June 16 at the historic Fuller Lodge, part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

More than 50 in-person and Read More

Premier: Documentary Film ‘Alamogordo, Center Of The World – Trinity 1945’ July 16 At Fuller Lodge

Documentary Film Director Larry Sheffield


The Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos (MAPR-LA) will conduct a charitable fundraiser for the benefit of MAPR-LA National Park educational outreach programs.

The fundraising event will be the Los Alamos premiere of the award-winning short documentary film “Alamogordo, Center of the World – Trinity 1945” on the 77th anniversary of the test, by directors Larry Sheffield and Trent Diguilio.

The showing is 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Fuller Lodge starting with a no-host reception Read More

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