Fire keeps nuke lab shut

Fire keeps nuke lab shut

Lab Director Charles McMillan, who last month took over management of the lab that sits atop desert mesas, said Wednesday that teams will quickly figure out how things stand as soon as they’re able to return.

The lab has been shut down since Monday, when all of the city of Los Alamos and some of its surrounding areas — 12,000 people in all — was evacuated.

It was expected to remain idle at least through Friday. Officials said the Los Alamos National Laboratory has some 10,000 experiments running at the same time.

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