How does LANL protect human health and the environment from the impacts of contamination released over the last 60 years?

Clean the Past

LANL removes and stabilizes contaminants as one of three defenses in depth to protect human health and the environment.

Map of Los Alamos townsite bordered by Pueblo and Los Alamos Canyons
Los Alamos townsite bordered by Pueblo and Los Alamos Canyons

Historic liquid discharges and outfalls Ashley Pond TA-21 High Explosives Testing History of Regulatory Oversight at LANL Protections = Defenses in Depth Remove the Source Cleanup 101 TA-21 MDA B Hillside 140 Buckman Direct Diversion Project Jemez Mountains Watersheds Groundwater Rio Grande

Thousands of yards of contaminants were removed in 2011 and 2012.

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In 2011 and 2012, LANL removed ~45,000 square yards of waste from MDA B that was then disposed using up-to-date methods and over 4,000 cubic yards of PCB contaminated soils from Hillside 140.



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