Nuclear labs in New Mexico prepare for shutdown

October 9, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories are preparing to shut down by Oct. 21 and furlough of most of their 18,000 workers if Congress does not reach a deal to end the federal government’s partial shutdown, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday.

The preparations result from a directive of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Journal reported ( ). The administration is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, and it oversees work at both national labs in New Mexico.

The NNSA and officials at Sandia confirmed preparations were being made for possible furloughs, Login to read more

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