They're Having A Blast At Livermore
An external panel will search for causes in three recent "highly unusual" accidents at Lawrence Livermore National Lab's high-explosive test facilities. The panel's main task will be to discover whether the three incidents, which occurred within a six-week period, "were just bad luck, or whether a pattern emerges," says a lab spokesman. "One of our very best records is in high-explosive safety," he adds. Two accidental detonations occurred at Site 300, a high explosives test site about 15 miles from the lab, and the third at the one-year-old High Explosives Applications Facility, during an experiment to synthesize a small amount of an explosive. No one was injured in any of the incidents.
Los Alamos Wages Peace With Japan
Los Alamos National Laboratory, once home to the Manhattan Project, has successfully waged a two-year campaign to make Jeff Willis, a condensed-matter physicist, its "goodwill ambassador"...