Los Alamos http://kunm.org en Oversight board questions radiation risk at LANL http://kunm.org/post/oversight-board-questions-radiation-risk-lanl <p>A federal oversight board says Los Alamos National Laboratory has significantly underestimated how much radiation could leak from its main plutonium lab in the event of a major earthquake and fire.</p><p>The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board says it has &quot;identified a number of deficiencies&quot; in calculations that concluded any release would be below the threshold deemed safe to the public.</p><p>Board staff say their calculations indicate the potential for a radiation release from a seismically induced fire could instead be more than four times that level.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:39:49 +0000 JERI CLAUSING, with The Associated Press 15471 at http://kunm.org Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Ballet in Los Alamos http://kunm.org/post/review-%E2%80%98-christmas-carol%E2%80%99-ballet-los-alamos <p>Reviewer Jim Terr sees a lot of cultural and entertainment events in the course of a year in northern New Mexico.&nbsp; But he says his favorites have come down to a small number, including one event that occurs annually in Los Alamos.</p><p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:41:35 +0000 Jim Terr 4256 at http://kunm.org Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Ballet in Los Alamos