Latest Los Alamos News

Report faults drug-handling practices at national lab

Oct. 4, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A government report says Los Alamos National Laboratory's procedures for storing and tracking controlled substances used in experiments violated federal rules and might have left drugs unaccounted for. The report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's office of inspector general...

Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

Sep. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up...

New Mexico tech startup gets Samsung Ventures investment

Sep. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico startup developing LEDs displays for wearables and personal mobile devices has received a venture capital investment from Korea-based Samsung Venture Investment Corp. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Santa Fe startup iBeam Materials recently received an unspecified...

Groups sue over pollution downstream of Los Alamos lab

Sep. 18, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over storm water contamination downstream of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The groups claim the runoff contains heavy metals, byproducts from decaying radioactive elements and manmade chemicals known as PCBs....

New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros dies at 71

Sep. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros, a Democrat from Questa who served in the Legislature for 35 years as a key negotiator on state spending, has died. He was 71. Cisneros' death Tuesday from a heart attack was confirmed by Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga....

New Mexico senator plans to stay in office following arrest

Aug. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state official has announced plans to remain in office and seek reelection after a drunken driving arrest. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that Democratic Sen. Richard Martinez of New Mexico stated Friday following a legislative hearing in Los Alamos that he has...