Los Alamos lab shuts over wildfire threat

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was closed June 27 due to the threat from approaching wildfires. Officials said all nuclear and other materials at the research laboratory were safe and accounted for.

An emergency operations unit remained active at the laboratory while authorities watched closely for a change in wind direction for the Las Conchas fire, last seen less than a mile from Los Alamos, according to a statement. Winds so far have been holding off the fire and smoke but a predicted change in direction could push the flames in the lab’s direction, the statement said.

Read more safety and protection news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...