Public Safety

Technical Assessment Team Report Released On Cause Of Breached Drum At WIPP

DOE EM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today released a report by an independent team of technical experts that evaluated the mechanisms and chemical reactions contributing to the failure of a waste drum at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad.

The Technical Assessment Team (TAT) concluded that one drum, Drum 68660, was the source of radioactive contamination released during the Feb. 14, 2014, radiological event at WIPP. The contents of Drum 68660 were chemically incompatible and the drum breached as a result of internal chemical reactions.  

The


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Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff Friday For Navajo Nation Police Officer Alex Yazzie

STATE News:

SANTA FE—Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, March 27 in honor and mourning of Navajo Nation Police Officer Alex Yazzie.

The full text of the Governor’s executive order:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2015-004

FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF NAVAJO NATION POLICE OFFICER ALEX YAZZIE

WHEREAS, On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Navajo Nation Police Officer and United States Marine Corps veteran Alex Yazzie was killed in the line of duty;

WHEREAS, Officer Yazzie was in pursuit of a domestic violence suspect


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 19 To March 25, 2015

LAFD 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.

March 19 at 12:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim of petty larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $100.

ROBERTO SERRANO

March 20 at 8:34 a.m. / Police arrested Roberto Serrano, 54, of Santa Cruz at 226 East Road and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs.

March 21 at 11:52 a.m. / A 49-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that


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Fun Run A Great Success

Runners leave the starting line. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Lucky the Leprechaun (aka Brad Skidmore) on the run. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
By RONDA TRUJILLO
Piñon PTO

The 4th annual Piñon Elementary PTO Fun Run Saturday, March 21 was a great success.

The annual event promoted a morning of family fun, friendship and fitness for both the families at Piñon and the community. Runners and walkers of all abilities were welcomed to enjoy a fun, fast and scenic run benefiting Piñon School.

Folks had a great time running and walking the 1 mile and 5K as “Lucky” the Leprechaun (aka Brad


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Tax Scam In Progress, Do Not Return Call To 1-703-828-0431

Staff Report:

A Los Alamos resident did a reverse lookup on the number 1-703-828-0431 and found a bunch of near identical stories to the four messages she found on her phone today.

“You may want to post a warning in the newspaper that this scam is ongoing, since it is tax season,” she said. http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-703-828-0431

She explained that a man claiming to be from the IRS leaves messages saying there is an IRS warrant for her arrest for tax fraud. She called back and he answers and there is another man on a phone talking in the background.

“He tells me I owe $1,570


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