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July 25, 2012
EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Surplus Plutonium Disposition

July 10, 2012
EA-1906: Final Environmental Assessment

Operations, Upgrades, and Consolidation at the Western Command Site, NM

July 6, 2012
The dust particles act as a "heat pump" drawing heat from the sun and surface, and attracting moisture from the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico. Without dust, rainfall would be up to 40 percent less over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. | Creative Commons photo by <a href="">Jared</a>
Dust Deserves More than the Brush-Off

Dust is more than something to be brushed off the furniture. It causes seasonal shifts of weather patterns.

July 5, 2012
Lab Breakthrough: Asteroid Killer Simulation

If we find an Earth-bound asteroid, what do we do? This Los Alamos research helps figure out how to avoid annihilation.

July 3, 2012
EIS-0026: Annual Mitigation Report

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

July 2, 2012
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez greets Terry Aguilar, governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, while Frank Marcinowski (lower right), EM deputy assistant secretary of waste management, and Dan Cox, LANL associate deputy director for environmental affairs, look on.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerates Transuranic Waste Shipments: Spurred by a major wildfire in 2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program accelerates shipments of transuranic waste stored aboveground to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A project to ship 3,706 cubic meters of transuranic (TRU) waste stored above ground at Los Alamos National Laboratory is ahead of schedule, on budget and has resulted in improved relationships among EM, the state of New Mexico and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

July 1, 2012
Members of the Carlsbad Technical Assistance Contractor discuss audit criteria for quality assurance implementation.
Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor Shares In Top Honor

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor’s (CTAC) parent company, Portage, Inc., and its 400 employees nationwide recently achieved a significant milestone by exceeding one million hours worked over 560 days without a lost-time injury or illness.

June 29, 2012
Judy McLemore from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led efforts to reduce the DOE’s vehicle fleet by 20 percent, improving sustainability and saving money. Under her leadership, greenhouse gas emissions associated with business travel were reduced by 63 percent and travel costs were reduced by greater than 60 percent.
DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Judy McLemore is recognized for helping advance DOE’s management and operational excellence at WIPP.

June 18, 2012
Audit Report: IG-0867

National Nuclear Security Administration Contractors' Disability Compensation and Return-to-Work Programs