LANL open to badge holders only
- Fred deSousa
- Communications Office
- (505) 665-3430
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., August 6, 2012—Effective 6 a.m. today, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.
Badges will be physically checked at the Laboratory's vehicle access points. Those without badges will be directed around the Laboratory via New Mexico Route 4.
"This is a precautionary measure for the safety and security of our employees, our facilities, and the general public," said Mike Lansing, LANL's associate director for safeguards and security. "We respect everyone's right to express themselves peacefully and, working with the Los Alamos Police Department, we have made accommodations for that."
Several groups have announced intentions to conduct demonstrations in Los Alamos on Monday. An assembly area is being provided just north of Laboratory property.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, Inc. and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.