Public Safety

LANL Guards Vote ‘No Confidence’ In Security Firm’s Ability To Manage Contract With Lab

IGUA News:

International Guards Union of America Local 69, which represents the more than 200 highly trained Northern New Mexico workers who make up the protective force at Los Alamos National Laboratory, announced today that its members had unanimously voted “no confidence” in SOC-LA’s ability to manage its security contract with the lab after the union had to walk away from labor negotiations Wednesday saying SOC-LA is acting in bad faith.

“This is not the direction we want to be heading,” said Chris Mandril, IGUA Local 69 Business Agent. “We want to work collaboratively with SOC-LA to come

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County Council Proclaims May 11-15, 2015 ‘Police Week’

Councilor Susan O’Leary presents a proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone declaring the Week of May 11-15, 2015 as ‘Police Week’ and Friday, May 15, 2015 as ‘Peace Officers’ Memorial Day’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone invites Council and the community to join him and his officers at a brief memorial service at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 in the north parking lot of the police station. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council today

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NMED Approves Transuranic Waste Storage Extension

WIPP News:

On May 1, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) approved a request from the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) for an extension of storage in the Waste Handling Building at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant until June 30, 2016.

Waste placement operations at the WIPP site have been suspended since the February 2014 fire and radiological events. Waste containers that were on the surface at the time of the events have been safely stored in the on-site Waste Handling Building.

The WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit limits storage in the Waste Handling

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Udall Votes For Congressional Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal


Bipartisan agreement would enable congressional oversight without jeopardizing negotiations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, joined a majority of senators in voting 98-1 Thursday for legislation that would allow Congress 30 days to review a proposed nuclear deal with Iran. He issued the following statement:

“A nuclear armed Iran is a serious threat, and any nuclear nonproliferation

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 30 To May 6, 2015

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 30 at 9 a.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old Abiquiu boy with public affray at 1300 Diamond Dr. and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

April 30 at 9 a.m. / Police charged a 16-year-old Alcalde boy with public affray at 1300 Diamond Dr. and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.


April 30 at 10:04 a.m. / Police arrested Kilee Landon, 20, of Los Alamos

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