Monday, October 24, 2005

LANL Security Project Criticized

By Russell Max Simon
Journal Staff Writer

A project to increase security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has continued to draw criticism from several Los Alamos groups, despite plans to break ground on the project within the next few days.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, and the Los Alamos Ski Club, with the support of the Los Alamos County Council, have all lined up in opposition to two security checkpoints that would control traffic on West Jemez Road between the Omega Bridge and Camp May Road.

Citing post-9/11 security concerns, the National Nuclear Security Administration, a quasi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy, has been planning to upgrade the security around the lab for years, according to NNSA staff.


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