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Aerial Survey Finds No Increase in Background or Man-made Radioactivity for Los Alamos Area

on March 20, 2013 - 10:37am

Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

Measurements from two recent aerial flyovers to determine the presence of background and man-made radioactivity brought good news for Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The radiological surveys, conducted in August 2011 and June 2012, found that radioisotopes and their associated exposure rates are consistent with those expected from normal background radiation.

“These surveys were well worth the effort,” said Juan Griego, Acting Manager for the Los Alamos Field Office.

Emergency Exercise Planned March 21 at LANL

on March 19, 2013 - 7:13am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency-preparedness exercise Thursday, March 21 ... it is only an exercise.

The Lab routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency.

The majority of the exercise is on LANL property and shouldn't affect the public.

Signs will be placed outside the Los Alamos Medical Center alerting the public that an exercise is under way.

LANL employees in affected facilities will be notified before the exercise begins and when it is

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 7–March 13, 2013

on March 18, 2013 - 1:35pm

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 7 at 11:30 a.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Santa Fe boy with larceny in the 2100 block of Hawk Drive. The boy was referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to his parents.

March 7 at 5:31 p.m. / Police charged a 15-year-old Los Alamos boy at 39th Street and Canyon Road with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Breaking News: Gas Leak at Piedra Loop and Sherwood

on March 18, 2013 - 11:51am

Crews are in the process of repairing a ruptured gas line at Piedra Loop and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Contractors and Los Alamos County staff were digging at Piedra Loop and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock when a gas main was ruptured and police and fire department staff were called to the scene.

The situation has been contained. Firefighters with the Los Alamos Fire Department are standing by in case of emergency, but at this time the gas has not ignited.

The intersection is currently closed.

The Los Alamos Police

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