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Los Alamos National Laboratory sponsors 16th Hazmat Challenge

Fifteen hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma respond to simulated hazardous materials emergencies.
July 31, 2012
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Competition tests skills of hazardous materials response teams

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, July 31, 2012

What: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) hosts 16th annual Hazmat Challenge.

Who: Fifteen hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma respond to simulated hazardous materials emergencies such as a rail car, a clandestinelaboratory, transportation and industrial piping scenarios, a simulated radiological release, and more. The finale of the Hazmat Challenge is an obstacle course; teams are graded on their response skills.

When: Aug. 7-10, 2012

Where: Technical Area 49, LANL.

More information: A video about the Hazmat Challenge is on the Laboratory’s YouTube channel.

News media representatives interested in attending the Hazmat Challenge can contact the Communications Office at (505) 667-7000 to coordinate travel to the site. Photo opportunities.

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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, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, 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.


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