LOS ALAMOS — On his deathbed, Barbara Grothus recalls, her father told her, “Get rid of everything — all the buildings, all the boxes. It’s too much.”
More than three years later, the family is trying to do just that.
The Black Hole, which has sucked in much of the surplus and obsolete goods from Los Alamos National Laboratory since the 1950s, is closing.
When? As soon as the heirs can find a home for an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 pounds of stuff, about seven or eight semi-trucks’ worth, according to Grothus. “By the time it’s winter,” she said.