Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

LANL Workers Fear For Future.(Journal North)

Byline: Adam Rankin Journal Staff Writer

NNSA Chief Unable To Assure Lab Scientists

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists can find no assurance that their jobs, benefits and the scientific climate enjoyed under University of California management will stay intact if the contract is transferred to another operator.

Scientists and lab managers voiced their worries to a federal representative last week, but his replies failed to dismiss their fears and even raised new concerns.

"I tried to be as reassuring as I could," Ambassador Linton Brooks said Tuesday about his question-and-answer session with LANL employees last week. Brooks is head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the nuclear weapons lab. …

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