Gov. Martinez to help mark LANL’s 70th anniversary

July 28, 2013 • State News

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated [auth] to help mark the 70th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Martinez is scheduled Saturday to attend a special event at Los Alamos High School to celebrate the anniversary with lab employees, their families, and retirees.

Tours will be offered to more than a dozen of the laboratory’s unique facilities and a picnic event will feature several musical groups.

Los Alamos National Laboratory says the facility known as the “tunnel vault” has been declassified and is being shown on lab tours for the news media and for families of laboratory workers.

The faculty was built in 1948 and 1949. It includes a 230-foot-long concrete tunnel leading to a large room with a bank-vault door. Inside, there are five storage areas protected with identical doors.

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