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Luján Questions EPA On Gold King Mine Spill

on September 13, 2015 - 1:32pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


  • Calls for Improved Communication and Better Mitigation Plans

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District questioned a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official about the Gold King Mine spill Friday at an Environment and the Economy subcommittee hearing. 

While Luján is not a member of the subcommittee, he participated in the hearing, “Oversight of Federal Facility Cleanup under CERCLA,” as a member of the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

Luján questioned Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant

Letter To The Editor: Comment On Bear ‘Attack’

on September 12, 2015 - 1:01pm
Los Alamos
I'm continually amazed by the folks who come forward to destroy an animal that is protecting its young from human invaders to their environment. It's just wrong!

It's also sad that someone was injured – everyone in Los Alamos needs to know that when you venture into the woodlands around us you may encounter wildlife of all sorts.

You are the one invading their space and need to pay attention and behave in a manner that is conducive to reducing defense mechanisms by the wildlife. Obviously, if there is a critter stalking you as their source of food, then fight back!

WIPP Update: Supplemental Ventilation System

on September 12, 2015 - 12:59pm

SVS installed in the WIPP underground. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

The Underground Ventilation System at WIPP is undergoing a significant change that will provide additional airflow in the underground. 

The large fan that is part of the Supplemental Ventilation System (SVS) was recently downloaded to the underground and has been successfully installed. The fan and shroud were connected to the new bulkhead and the associated electrical modifications are proceeding.

The fan is expected to be connected to the underground electrical infrastructure in October, once modifications to an underground

LANL Awards Protective Force Contract To Centerra

on September 12, 2015 - 1:26am
Aerial view of LANL, '1995 aerial TA-3 south to north'. Courtesy/LANL
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded its protective force services contract to Centerra Group, LLC.

Centerra won the contract over longtime LANL security contractor SOC LLC, which provided protective force services to Los Alamos for more than a decade as Protection Technology Los Alamos, and during the last five years as SOC Los Alamos.

“LANS LLC recently completed a competitive acquisition for protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” a Lab

LAFD/LAPD Host 9/11 Memorial Climb

on September 11, 2015 - 12:54pm

The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments held a 9/11 Memorial Climb this morning at the Pajarito Ski Hill to honor the fallen in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. They started at the lodge and went to the top via the fire road. Both Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone participated in the event. Next year the public is invited to participate. A big thanks to Smiths  for providing a wonderful lunch for all the participants. Courtesy/Christine Stempleski Nackers


Luján On 9/11 Anniversary: Remember The Fallen, Honor Their Memory, Reflect On Enduring Spirit Of Our Great Nation

on September 11, 2015 - 12:41pm

Courtesy photo


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Today our nation mourns for all those we lost during the terrorist attacks fourteen years ago. Though we continue to grieve over the horrific events of that day, we also remember how our nation responded through strength and resolve to remain united in spirit.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

“We remember those who were directly affected by this tragedy – the loved ones who were lost,