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December 27, 2012
From left, EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Frank Marcinowski, San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor Terry Aguilar, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith, and Laboratory Director Charles McMillan applaud as the 1,000th shipment of waste leaves Los Alamos National Laboratory.
LANL Shatters Records in First Year of Accelerated TRU Waste Shipping Effort

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – In the first year of accelerated transuranic (TRU) waste shipments, Los Alamos National Laboratory shattered its own record and became one of the largest shippers of this type of nuclear waste in the country.

“Our goal was to transport 184 shipments of waste during the first year of an accelerated schedule, and we surpassed that by nearly 60 shipments,” said Dan Cox, deputy associate director of environmental programs at the Lab.

Los Alamos’ previous record was 171 shipments, set last year.

December 26, 2012
Paul Taylor, right, and John Ludwigsen, center, both researchers with Sandia’s Terminal Ballistics Technology Department, and Corey Ford, a neurologist at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center, discuss their research on traumatic brain injuries. | Photo by Randy Montoya
Helmets Designed by Supercomputers Help Warfighters at Home

These supercomputing applications are helping protect warfighters from the blast waves produced by explosions that cause traumatic brain injury (TBI).

December 12, 2012
CX-009749: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Department
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 12/12/2012
Location(s): New Mexico
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

November 21, 2012
The Sandia Cooler's innovative, compact design combines a fan and a finned metal heat sink into a single element, efficiently transferring heat in microelectronics and reducing energy use. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia Cooler Blows Traditional CPU Coolers Away

The Sandia Cooler's innovative, compact design improves the way heat is transferred in microelectronics, earning it R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award.

November 5, 2012
Inspection Report: INS-L-13-01

Alleged Conflict of Interest at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

November 1, 2012
“As a veteran and a former member of the U.S. Navy, I understand the nation’s need for — and the important support provided by — the Guard and Reserve,” -- CBFO Manager Joe Franco
When Good Ideas Take Flight: Carlsbad Field Office Shows Support for National Guard and Reserve

CARLSBAD, N.M. – DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco, right, took to the skies in a New Mexico National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flight in southeast New Mexico recently.

October 29, 2012
Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Site Operations Director Casey Gadbury (right) presents Farok Sharif, President and Project Manager for Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, the management and operating contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, with a 2012 DOE Sustainability Award during a recognition event at WIPP. More than 20 CBFO and contractor employees were recognized with sustainability awards in four categories.
WIPP Environmental Initiatives Earn DOE Recognition

CARLSBAD, N.M., October 29, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized four initiatives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and more than 20 people for improvements in energy, water and fleet efficiency while reducing pollution and waste across the DOE complex.

October 24, 2012
Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Site Operations Director Casey  Gadbury (right) and Farok Sharif, President and Project Manager for Nuclear Waste Partnership 
LLC, the management and operating contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, present the  DOE's Voluntary Protection Program Legacy Star Award to Richard De Los Santos, protective force manager for Security Walls, the security contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The DOE-VPP legacy star award is the highest level of recognition possible in the VPP.
WIPP Security Contractor Receives DOE Voluntary Protection Program Award

CARLSBAD, N.M.– Security Walls, LLC, the security contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), recently received the
DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Legacy Star award.

October 5, 2012
Since 1977, the people of the U.S. Department of Energy have been delivering the science, innovation and expertise required to advance America's energy, economic and national security. In this photo taken in 1993, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Dr. Siegfried Hecker gives President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary a tour of the Lab. That year, LANL marked its 50th anniversary. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: President Clinton Tours LANL, 1993

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September 21, 2012
The Z machine, the largest X-ray generator in the world, is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of the Pulsed Power Program, which started at Sandia National Laboratories in the 1960s, the Z machine concentrates electrical energy and turns it into short pulses of enormous power, which can then be used to generate X-rays and gamma rays. Click on the image for a full size version. | Photo credit: Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.
Photo of the Week: The Z Machine

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