What radionuclides does LANL measure?
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.