Public Safety

Even When It’s Out Of Commission, Everybody Wants A Piece Of WIPP

Beatrice Brailsford, left, of the Snake River Alliance and Tom Clements, right, of Savannah River Site Watch teamed up last week for nuclear waste site visits with their New Mexico counterpart, Don Hancock, director of the Nuclear Waste Safety program at the Southwest Research and Information Center in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

By ROGER SNODGRASS

Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Twenty months after a truck fire and a Valentine’s Day radiation release almost half a mile underground, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico is still out of business

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Gift Of Pro Golf Clubs Keeps On Giving

Special Olympics athlete Sam Zimmerly expresses his appreciation to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris for his longtime generosity and support. Morris is the agency coordinator of the North Central Region of the Special Olympics and has led the effort to raise money for the organization through a summer-long raffle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cmdr. Oliver Morris helps Special Olympics athlete Gabe Rau open the sealed can filled with raffle tickets from the 2015 Special Olympics Torch Run fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos

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WIPP’s Mine Rescue Team Wins Top Honors at National Competition

WIPP New:

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Blue Mine Rescue team competed in the Missouri Regional Underground Mine Rescue Competition last week bringing home top honors in the field and first aid competitions.

They also took the “Best Out of State” and the Governor’s traveling trophy. The competition included 22 nationally ranked mine rescue teams representing Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

WIPP has two mine rescue teams, designated as the Blue and Red teams. In an underground facility


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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 12

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has issued a road construction update for the week of Oct. 12.

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works Projects:

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Century Club Construction will be working on pedestrian sidewalks between 41st Street and 43rd Street


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Lujan Grisham Opens Hearing On 2015 Fire Season

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered the following opening statement during today’s Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation & Forestry. As the ranking member on the committee, Lujan Grisham kicked off the hearing to review 2015 fire season and long-term trends.  

—As Prepared for Delivery—

“Thank you Mr. Chairman. I really appreciate you calling today’s hearing to review the 2015 fire season and long-term wildfire trends. Although wildfires have occasionally been discussed in


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