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About Sandia National Laboratories: "Sandia was established as “Z Division” on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1945 during the Manhattan Project as a division of the Los Alamos Laboratory to provide engineering design, production, assembly, and field testing of non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. On request of President Harry Truman, Sandia became an independent laboratory on Nov. 1,1949. Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) has developed science-based technologies that support our national security.

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor-operated facility “managed by a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Sandia also works for and partners with other DOE agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), other federal, state, and local agencies and governments, private industry, and academic institutions to accomplish our missions.

As of Fall 2005, SNL/NM employed the equivalent of 8,600 full time employees and projected an annual budget of $2.7 billion for Fiscal Year 2006."

This research was completed money allocated during Round 3 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Radiation Releases at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico: Recently Reported Radiation Releases and Other Potential Sources of Radiation Release



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