Los Alamos

Local News
6:39 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Oversight board questions radiation risk at LANL

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.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board says it has "identified a number of deficiencies" in calculations that concluded any release would be below the threshold deemed safe to the public.

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.

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Local News
4:41 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Ballet in Los Alamos

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Reviewer Jim Terr sees a lot of cultural and entertainment events in the course of a year in northern New Mexico.  But he says his favorites have come down to a small number, including one event that occurs annually in Los Alamos.

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