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Argonne scientists track community spread of COVID-19 in wastewater

In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to improve testing has been key to addressing the spread of disease. While much effort has focused on testing individual people, scientists have begun to explore large-scale sampling of wastewater to understand patterns of viral transmission over larger areas.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are participating in a pilot study to sample wastewater at some of the Chicago area’s wastewater treatment plants.

Published
Feb 26, 2021

February 2021 PSE Employees of the Month

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Employees of the Month program recognizes individuals from two categories each month — programmatic and operations — based on the excellence of their work and demonstration of Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
February 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Operations category

Published
Feb 26, 2021

Argonne climate model helps Pacific Gas and Electric Company combat climate change impacts, including wildfires

Our climate is changing, and those changes not only impact the weather, but its potential effects on critical infrastructure in the United States. Patterns of floods, fires, heat waves and hurricanes are shifting, and forward-thinking companies are taking steps to analyze current and future climate-related risks so they can adapt, improve the resiliency of their infrastructure, and keep critical services up and running.

Published
Feb 25, 2021