American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

LANL was able to accelerate demolition and cleanup thanks to a $212 million award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
August 1, 2013
Excavation trench and enclosure at TA-21.

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

By September 2011, all projects were complete.

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 to 1948
  • Install 16 groundwater monitoring wells

By September 2011, all projects were complete. and more than 1,000 cubic yards of metal were recycled.

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