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Monday, July 21, 2003


10 a.m.
EHS 345: Chemical Hygiene


8 a.m.
New Employees Orientation
50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10: Introduction to EH&S
50 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604: Hazardous Waste Generator

11 a.m.
EHS 622: Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator

1:30 p.m.
EHS 735/738/739: Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen

3 p.m.
EHS 730: Medical/Biohazard Waste

Origins: Jamaican Jerk Pork with Mango Salsa
Fresh Grille: Mexican Skirt Steak Sandwich

Menutainment: Vermicelli w/Bolognese or Napolitano Sauce
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Faulty Berkeley Lamps
Will Be Replaced

The manufacturer of the innovative Berkeley Lamp, developed at Berkeley Lab, has acknowledged a production flaw in the first-generation lights and has offered to replace them at no charge. Lamp inventor Michael Siminovitch of Environmental Energy Technologies said that Light Corporation has replaced an unreliable ballast with a better unit that should resolve problems with the energy-efficient device. Lab employees who have faulty lamps should call the Work Request Center at 6274 or go here to request a new Berkeley Lamp. Light Corporation’s letter about re-introducing the lamp can be read here.

In the News

City Remains Out
Of Creek Controversy
By Martin Snapp

Opponents of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's plan to cover a small dry creek in Strawberry Canyon with 2,000 truckloads of dirt from a nearby hillside were disappointed when the City Council declined to take a strong stand against the project. Full story.

Homestake Collaboration
Offers New Lab Design
Yates shaft at Homestake mine

The group that proposed creating a National Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at a closed South Dakota gold mine has completed a detailed engineering plan for the conversion, replacing the initial proposal sent to the National Science Foundation two years ago. Nuclear Scientist Kevin Lesko of Berkeley Lab, a partner in the project, said the design book's engineering detail should facilitate the NSF approval process for possible funding in FY06. Full story. The project book can be found on the collaboration web site here.

Shank at the SNS front-end building with SNS Deputy Project Director Carl Strawbridge (left) and Office of Science's Jim Decker.

Shank, Officials Visit ORNL
To View SNS Progress

Lab Director Charles Shank joined DOE Secretary Abraham and other dignitaries, including Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) at Oak Ridge National Lab Friday to hear first hand about the progress of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) construction. The previous day the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2004 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, providing critical funding for the SNS. "I am pleased the Appropriations Committee is fully funding the Spallation Neutron Source," Senator Alexander said. "It will be the premier neutron science facility in the world." As a member of the SNS team, Berkeley Lab designed and built the front-end systems of the SNS. The officials were gathered to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at ORNL, a facility dedicated to the study of nanoscale research. The facility will be built adjacent to the SNS, providing researchers ready access to the world's most powerful neutron source for samples analysis and characterization. Full story.


Out to the Ball Game:
A’s-Mariners Sept. 19

The Employee Activities Association is sponsoring its last baseball game of the year with the Oakland A's against the Seattle Mariners on Friday, September 19 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the cafeteria entrance during the lunch hour. Ticket price is $7 for a regular $24 seat -- Field Level, section 129 and 130.


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