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The Line: Companies Bid For LANL Contract

1995 aerial TA-3 south to north

1995 aerial TA-3 south to north

May 18, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Energy is considering bids to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Some of the top contenders don’t have a good record of managing safety at the lab. Can New Mexicans trust that the new management team will overcome past challenges? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel discuss the latest news about LANL.

Further Reading:

Top bidders to run Los Alamos National Laboratory have checkered safety records – Santa Fe New Mexican

Feds split ‘pit’ work between LANL and S.C. – Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

How The Radium Girls Influenced Worker Safety In The Manhattan Project

Radium Girls

June 9, 2017 - The book “Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America’s Shining Women” tells the story of the women employed to paint watches and clocks with radium-based paint, starting in World War I. At the time radium was considered a miracle element that many touted would improve health. These women became the first proof of just how deadly radium was. Author Kate Moore delves into their stories and how their quest for recognition and compensation made the dangers of radium more widely understood. She also tells correspondent Megan Kamerick how their experience helped protect future generations of workers in the nuclear industry, including those at the Manhattan Project in New Mexico.

Read More:
Dark Lives Of “The Radium Girls” Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science – NPR
The Forgotten Story of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Save Thousands Of Workers – BuzzFeed
The Impact of the Radium Girls On Manhattan Project – Atomic Heritage Foundation