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Isotope Production Facility

Photo by LeRoy N. Sanchez, LANL CER

Grand Opening of the Isotope Producton Facility Beam Stop

The grand opening of Chemistry Division's new Isotope Production Facility (IPF) beam stop on 1/12/04 drew a large crowd that included dignitaries from state and national agencies. The beam stop is part of the Isotope Production Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory 800 MeV Linear Proton Accelerator (LANSCE). Tom Meyer of the Lab's Strategic Research Directorate cuts the cake at the opening. Standing behind him are Ralph Erickson, manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Los Alamos Site Office; Gov. Bill Richardson; Laboratory Director G. Peter Nanos; U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.; and Bill Magwood, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology. The facility is the culmination of years of work by the IPF team of Gene Peterson, Dick Heaton, Gail McFarlane, and others. The Radioisotope Production Program has a technical staff of 6 staff members, 5 technicians and 3 support personnel.

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