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New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory marks 75 years

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world’s first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results wou... read more

Report: Nuclear safety board is underperforming

It makes regular, public safety reports on the weapons labs, including Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico ... “pits,” the cores of nuclear bombs, from none i... read more

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

(The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File) Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management ... this year. The contract— ... read more

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They came here to build the bomb; 75 years later Los Alamos still holds secrets

Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico ... is marking 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which still plays a key role in maintaining t... read more


A near-disaster at a federal nuclear weapons

Workplace safety, many of the reports say, has frequently taken a back seat to profit-seeking at the Los Alamos, New Mexico, lab — which ... uranium — another nuclear weapons fuel — into some wide-mou... read more

Los Alamos lab director retiring at year’s end

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charles McMillan, who has overseen New Mexico’s largest scientific complex for six years amid a growing budget and expanded nuclear weapons work but ... lab to ... read more

Los Alamos lab marks milestone with shipment of waste

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have completed the first shipment of waste from a key area at the lab to the federal government's underground nuclear waste ... read more

In first, a woman will run U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory

Engineer Jill Hruby was named director of the Sandia National Laboratories ... s nuclear arsenal. The 32-year veteran of the Albuquerque, New Mexico–based labs has overseen a wide range of research th... read more

Review of bump in ‘pit’ production urged

Nuclear Watch New Mexico, SRS Watch in South Carolina and Tri-Valley CAREs Livermore, Calif. – home of another weapons lab – say an environmental impact statement is required before pit production is ... read more

Hidden danger: Radioactive dust is found in communities around nuclear weapons sites

Such assurances have been rejected by nuclear plant workers, their unions and activists who monitor environmental issues at nearly every lab and nuclear weapons site in the country. Jay Coghlan, execu... read more

Nuclear security agency begins work on New Mexico complex

Members of New Mexico ... to take 2 ½ years. The project, Gordon-Hagerty said, “represents critical and tangible proof of the administration’s commitment to modernizing and recapitalizing our nuclear ... read more



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