Cleanup 101

The Compliance Order on Consent agreement with State of New Mexico dictates cleanup on an appropriate schedule.
August 1, 2013
Workers sort through waste for processing at TA-21

Workers sort through waste for processing at TA-21

Historical operations discontinued in the Los Alamos townsite in the 1950s.

2,123 potential release sites (PRS) were investigated for possible cleanup. Sites ranged in size and severity from suspected quarts of oil to a 63-acre material disposal area (MDA).

Roughly two-thirds of the areas were determined to have no hazardous or radioactive waste or was quickly remediated. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act process was employed to finish the last third.

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