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March 28, 2013
WIPP surface maintenance employees tail a new steel head rope over the hoist drum. The hoist is used to transport TRU waste 2,150 underground for final disposal.
WIPP Safety Is Paramount Top to Bottom, Literally

CARLSBAD, N.M. – As part of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) preventive maintenance program, four of six head ropes that suspend the waste conveyance were safely replaced recently.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Sandia Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Sandia Site Office.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Los Alamos Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Los Alamos Site Office.

March 20, 2013
Sandia chemical engineer Nancy Jackson has worked in laboratories around the world to help ensure that chemicals are used safely and kept secure. The American Association for the Advancement of Science honored her with the 2013 Science Diplomacy Award. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Lab.
Keeping Tabs on the World's Dangerous Chemicals

Sandia chemical engineer Nancy Jackson has worked in laboratories around the world to help ensure that chemicals are used safely and kept secure.

March 20, 2013
Inspection Report: INS-O-13-03

Inspection Report - Radiological Waste Operations in Area G at Los Alamos National Laboratory

March 15, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-M-13-02

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories

March 7, 2013
A view of the new facility where transuranic waste will be repackaged at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
EM Opens New Waste Repackaging Facility at Laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM has added another facility to its arsenal of waste repackaging capabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

February 27, 2013
Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico
DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The National Analytical Management Program (NAMP), which coordinates analytical services and capabilities throughout DOE, has garnered global interest.

February 8, 2013
The first stage of the "zombie cell" only moderately heated, the cell is now pure silica and needed a gold coating for a scanning electron microscope to image it. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories
Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living

A new, simple technique coats a cell with a silica solution to form a near-perfect replica of its structure, so it can be used by researchers at higher temperatures and pressures.

February 8, 2013
At Sandia National Laboratories, researchers have developed pods that can survey and "taste" radioactive particles without exposing a human crew to nuclear hazards. The three pods, when attached to aerial vehicles, can collect and analyze airborne radioactive particles to track and source gases that can identify a nuclear bomb’s origins. Learn more about the <a href="http://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/airborne_pods/" target="_blank">particulate-collection system</a>. | Photo courtesy of Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.
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