The access road leading up to the reservoir shows flood damage. Courtesy/LAC
Pedestrian and motor vehicle access to the Los Alamos Reservoir will be restricted Monday, Nov. 9, and continue through June 2016.
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities awarded a contract to CBKN Dirtworks, Inc. to restore the reservoir after several flood events filled it with sediment and compromised the access road.
Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing the single dirt road leading up to the Los Alamos Canyon Dam and Reservoir
U.S. SENATE News:
Today, at 10 a.m., U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. will hold a press conference call to unveil legislation to reform the nation’s antiquated hardrock mining laws.
The senators are introducing the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015, which will ensure mining companies pay royalties for the privilege of extracting public resources from public lands so that taxpayers aren’t on the hook
Watch 82 million-year-old animals come to life at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
This galaxy is known as Mrk 820. Courtesy/ESA/Hubble & NASA and N. Gorin (STScI) Acknowledgement.Judy Schmidt (www.geckzilla.com/)
This galaxy is known as Mrk 820 and is classified as a lenticular galaxy — type S0 on the Hubble Tuning Fork.
The Hubble Tuning Fork is used to classify galaxies according to their morphology. Elliptical galaxies look like smooth blobs in the sky and lie on the handle of the fork. They are arranged along the handle based on how elliptical they are, with the more spherical galaxies furthest from the tines of the fork, and the more egg-shaped ones closest
LANL scientist Nina Lanza at the summit of Hvannadalsnukur, the highest mountain in Iceland, practicing glacier travel techniques similar to those needed for Antarctic fieldwork. Courtesy/LANL
Nina Lanza, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Space and Remote Sensing group, was selected as one of eight members for the 2015-2016 field campaign of the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, which is supported by NASA.
“These meteorites can help us understand the formation and evolution of our solar system,” Lanza said. “They come from planets, their moons and asteroids.
The Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure and Plume-Center Characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
This document describes the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed actions in Mortandad Canyon. The objectives of the proposed actions are to control migration of the chromium plume and to further characterize and study the chromium plume in the groundwater beneath Mortandad Canyon.
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