- Long-Term Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Strategy ›
- Clean the Past ›
- Tour: Environmental Cleanup
- Protections: Cleanup ›
- What waters does LANL protect? ›
- How did contaminants get there? ›
- Control the Present ›
- Something in the Air? ›
- Protections: Sediment ›
- Protections: Sediment Control = Contaminant Retention
- Tour: Sediment Retention
- Protection #2: Trap and Remove Sediment
- Stormwater Controls
- Stop Contaminant Movement & the Individual Permit
- View of Stormwater Monitoring Sites
- Stormwater Control Structures
- How are the aftereffects of wildfire managed?
- Las Conchas Wildfire
- Stormwater Controls after Wildfire
- Los Alamos Canyon Weir
- 10,000 Willows
- Pueblo Canyon Grade Control Structure
- Early Notification Gages
- Protections: Sampling ›
- Protection #3: Sample and Survey
- Tour: Environmental Monitoring
- Groundwater Monitoring
- How does LANL determine where to put a monitoring well?
- Protection of the Groundwater Resource
- The Location Investigation Process
- The Location Determination Process
- Monitoring Well Placement
- Contaminant Sources
- Groundwater Monitoring Network
- View of Groundwater Monitoring Sites
- Well Placement Decision Process
- Create a Sustainable Future ›
- ‹ Planning for Years to Come
- ‹ Living a Sustainable Future
- ‹ Commitment to Public Involvement
- ‹ Why is a long-term strategy important?
- Multimedia ›
What radionuclides does LANL measure?
A typical airnet station with its housing open for sample changeout
LANL expects to emit certain analytes to the air based on the materials that are used at each facility. The materials used include plutonium, americium, uranium, and tritium.
What chemicals does LANL measure?
In compliance with the Clean Air Act, LANL also does monitoring of nonradiological pollutants.
LANL is implementing our Site Sustainability Plan to reduce greenhouse gas generation.
- CO: Carbon monoxide is the product of inefficient burning, such as from a motor vehicle.
- SOx: Sulfur oxides are the result of burning coal, which contains sulfur.
- NOx: Nitrogen oxides are the result of burning coal, oil, or gasoline at high temperatures.
- VOCs: Volatile organic compounds are chemical compounds that vaporize when exposed to the air.
Particulate matter (PM) is a hazard to human health when the particle size becomes small enough to enter the lungs, e.g. smoke.