Environmental Cleanup: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Demolition of Cold War era buildings at TA-21
Demolition of Cold War–era buildings at TA-21

In 2010 and 2011, LANL received $212 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to complete three environmental cleanup projects by the end of 2011:

  • Decontaminate and demolish 24 buildings at TA-21
  • Excavate MDA B, LANL's oldest waste disposal site, used from 1944-48
  • Install 16 groundwater monitoring wells

By September 2011, all projects were complete.

To protect air quality, MDA B is excavated under a dome
To protect air quality, MDA B is excavated under a dome.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
The Beginning

In an event that includes the Department of Energy and the New Mexico Environment Department, LANL begins demolition at TA-21.
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