Your Window Into Los Alamos National Laboratory
Imagine it’s a dark night and a delivery truck wants to go through the Lab’s access portal in our main technical area. The driver’s obvious nervousness raises a red flag for the guard on duty. She asks the driver to pull off to the side of the road and calls for backup. The driver then confesses that he’s carrying a meth lab in the back of the vehicle. Due to the explosive nature of the lab’s components, a second call brings the Lab’s Hazardous Devices Team (HDT) to the scene. During this Science on Tap event, Chris Ritten, with the Lab’s HDT, will talk about the work the group does, including the recent Hazmat Challenge (held each year since 1996), designed to test responders under the most trying of circumstances.
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