Stop Contaminant Movement

Location of hydroseeding locations

Public Outreach

Under the Permit, community groups and their technical advisors have:

  • access to the waste dump sites
  • technical meetings with LANL
  • the opportunity to carefully review and comment on all decisions being made under the new permit

The agreement provides funding for the community groups to hire experts and obtain technical support to help facilitate their participation in the permitting process.

The Individual Permit for Stormwater

  • Eliminate contaminated stormwater discharges from specified Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) and Areas of Concern (AOCs)
  • Use control measures called "best management practices" (BMPs)
  • BMPs include erosion and sediment control measures

The Site Discharge Pollution Prevention Plan (SDPPP) has three primary objectives:

  • Identify and summarize potential pollutant sources
  • Determine control measures intended to reduce or eliminate pollutants in stormwater discharges
  • Measure the effectiveness of controls

Erosion control measures prevent or control soil disturbance and transport by wind or water.

Hydroseeding Before
Hydroseeding: Before

Hydroseeding Before
Hydroseeding: After

Hydroseeding is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. An alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed, hydroseeding promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion.

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