Lab Security Tightened;
Regents Cancel Meeting
to the impending U.S. war with Iraq, Berkeley Lab has moved from
Security Condition (SECON) 3 to SECON 2 for the indeterminate future.
That means more thorough vehicle scrutiny at entrance gates, and
proof of purpose for visitors. Employees should be able to produce
both parking passes and photo ID's on request. Visitors will have
to log in, and delivery trucks with valid bills of lading will be
fully searched before entering. For more information on security
status, call the Lab's emergency number at 800-445-5830, or go to
In addition, this week's University of California Board of Regents
meeting in San Francisco, which was to include an annual report
on the DOE national labs, has been cancelled as a security precaution.