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Today

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Employee Activities Association
Runaround Planning Meeting
Perseverance Hall

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Better Living Through Biosensors

Kevin Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara
120 Latimer Hall, campus

5 to 7 p.m.
Tennis Club
Annual Tournament
Hearst Courts, campus


Tomorrow

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals

Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Corn-Based Ethanol in Perspective: An Overview of the Possibilities, Limitations and Consequences

Mike Carnall, Law and Economics Consulting Group
Bldg. 90-3122

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Ham and Cheddar 
Scramble with Hash Browns

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Strawberry Cinnamon French 
Toast with Sausage
Carvery: Salmon with Mustard 
Dill Sauce and  Basmati Rice

Pizza: Feta and Roasted 
Vegetables
Deli: Portabello and Brie 
Prestini
Grill: Gyro Sandwich with 
Potato Wedges
Cultural Cuisines: Chicken 
Enchilada Casserole

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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IN THE NEWS

Campus, Lab Energy
Efforts Get Cover Story


California, UC Berkeley’s alumni magazine, presents a cover story on scientists from the campus and Berkeley Lab and their collective efforts to develop alternative energy sources. The article, “Start-Up U,” features Lab Director Steve Chu, Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling, and proposed director of the Energy Biosciences Institute Chris Somerville. Also included with the online version of the article are links to mp3 recordings of Associate Lab Director and materials scientist Paul Alivisatos and Keasling discussing the Lab’s Helios program. Full story.
SPECIAL EVENT


Expert Vets Corn-Based Ethanol in Noon Talk

Carnall

The Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division is hosting a lecture tomorrow by Mike Carnall, with the Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), located in Emeryville. In his talk, Carnall will look at “Corn-Based Ethanol in Perspective: An Overview of the Possibilities, Limitations and Consequences.” The event takes place at noon in Building 90-3122. Carnall provides econometrics and statistical analysis at LECG, focusing on telecommunications, air transportation, energy, and water distribution. The firm provides independent expert testimony and analysis, original authoritative studies, and strategic consulting services to corporations, major law firms, and local, state, and federal governments and agencies.

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SAFETY NOTES

Helpful Tips to Follow
During Fire Season


Employees are reminded to follow several important safety measures during the ensuing fire season. Pay attention to the signs posted at the gates alerting people about general fire conditions, especially on Red Flag days (low humidity, high temperatures, winds from the East). Vehicles should be parked on paved or shielded surfaces only. Prior to starting any work that can create flames, sparks or heat sufficient to start a fire, obtain a "Hot Work" permit from the Fire Department. Know the location of a phone closest to your work site. If you see or smell smoke, report it immediately by calling x7911. Go here to learn more about preparations for the fire season.

Report Overheating
Electrical Devices

A recent incident underscores the need for Lab employees to immediately report suspected electrical problems, such as devices that seem to be overly warm, cracked cords, loose plugs, and broken wiring devices. In the incident, a lab had electrical power supplied by a raceway assembly with multiple receptacles installed. An inspector noticed that the raceway was hot to the touch and notified the electrical shop. The electrician discovered that the wires in all of the receptacles were loose, causing high resistance and overheating. Employees who encounter electrical problems should contact their Division Safety Coordinator, Facilities Electricians, or the EH&S electrical safety engineer at x4694. Go here for more information.

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High: 80 (27 C)
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Emergency: Call x7911
Cell Phones: Call 911
Non-emergency Incident Reporting: Call x6999


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