Tag Archives: Los Alamos

Peace Activists Descend on Los Alamos, but Residents Remain Indifferent via The New York Times

[…] “All roads lead to Los Alamos,” Father Dear said. “This is the place that taught us that we can destroy one another, destroy the world, and it’s really important for us to understand how our history feeds our violence.” … Continue reading

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EPA to hold 2 meetings on WIPP application via The Albuquerque Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold two “stakeholder roundtables” Wednesday in Albuquerque to take public comments on an application that is key to the reopening of a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste repository. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – a … Continue reading

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Why We Should Preserve the History of the Manhattan Project via Huffpost

The Manhattan Project, the secret research mission to develop an atomic weapon ahead of Germany and bring an end to World War II, was one of the 20th century’s most ambitious feats of science and engineering. And, it also proved … Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publishing scathing critique of the arms race via The Center for Public Integrity

Los Alamos lets a 17-year employee go after retroactively classifying his published article James E. Doyle’s ordeal with Washington began one morning in early February last year, when his supervisor stopped by his desk at Los Alamos National Laboratory and … Continue reading

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U.S. lab admits violating nuke-waste permit via The Salt Lake Tribune

[…] In a letter released by state regulators Thursday, lab officials told the New Mexico Environment Department that their internal probe of the handling of the toxic waste from decades of nuclear bomb building has uncovered several violations of its … Continue reading

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Assessing Fukushima Damage Without Eyes on the Inside via The New York Times

A particle that barely ranks as a footnote in a physics text may be about to lift the cleanup of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan over a crucial obstacle. Inside the complex, there are three wrecked reactor … Continue reading

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Los Alamos National Laboratory seeking national-park designation via The Denver Post

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico’s pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person but, rather, a top-secret mission that forever changed the world. Pond … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Nuclear Weaponeers via The Wall Street Journal

It takes a nuclear weaponeer to stop a nuclear weaponeer. And I should know.   In the 1990s, I designed nuclear bombs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In the 2000s at Los Alamos, I ran one of the largest programs … Continue reading

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U.S. Conducts Nonexplosive Nuclear Test via Global Security News Wire

The United States on Wednesday completed a nuclear test that did not involve the fission process necessary for atomic detonations, the National Nuclear Security Administration said. The trial, dubbed “Pollux,” would yield findings critical for ensuring the dependability of the … Continue reading

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Setting A Course For N.M.’s Labs via ABQ Journal Online

Nuclear weaponry is big business in New Mexico. More than 20,000 people work at Sandia and Los Alamos labs, two of the nation’s three nuclear weapon design and maintenance research centers, and the companies and government offices that support their … Continue reading

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