Listen to the Regents Afternoon Meeting of Sept. 16, 2015
At the afternoon meeting of the Regents on September 16, 2015, the only open session item was review of the Dept. of Energy labs. (All other sessions were closed.) The DOE lab arrangement essentially has a history going back to the Manhattan Project of World War II. However, the only lab review of the day was the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab which doesn't do classified research. The outgoing director made a presentation. There was also a change in the contractual relationship with DOE due to a breach, i.e., leak, of "legacy" waste at Los Alamos, NM that resulted in a major fine for UC. The new contract, which was approved, was said to reduce UC's exposure to such events in the future.