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Udall To Question DOE Secretary On LANL Cleanup, WIPP Costs, Tech Transfer And Other N.M. Priorities

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will discuss steps forward for cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and several other New Mexico priorities with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

Udall will press Moniz to work constructively with the state of New Mexico to safely reopen the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and discuss the Department of Energy’s plan to release a report on the radiological accident.

Udall also will discuss


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2015 FEMA Individual And Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

FEMA News:

DENTON, Texas – Time is running out to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

FEMA will review all entries and select the finalists. A panel of representatives from the emergency management community will then select winners in each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding

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LAHS Student Directs Robot To Douse Butts

Los Alamos High School junior Isaiah Lang took a moment to assist in prevention efforts at LAHS to drown out tobacco as part of National Kick Butts Day last Wednesday. Lang has advanced to participate in the upcoming state competition with his firefighter robot. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen 

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2014 Pino Fire Recognized For Innovative Strategy, Ecosystem Benefits

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Southwest Fire Science Consortium named the Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest the 2014 “Incident of the Year” for lightning-caused fire in the Southwest. 
 
The 4,313-acre Pino Fire was cited for the innovative suppression strategy that focused on long-term benefits to the landscape and ecosystem.
 
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium said the Pino Fire stood out for several reasons, including its proximity to neighborhoods and smoke impact on Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The Incident Management Team was recognized

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‘Wildfire 2015’ At Fuller Lodge Saturday April 4

LAFD News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2015” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in Fuller Lodge.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos County Emergency Management
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team

Displays and information include:

  • An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management

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