Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Environmental Stewardship

Our environmental stewardship commitment: we will reduce environmental impact through resource management, pollution prevention, and long-term sustainability programs.

Our Stewardship

As the Laboratory executes its mission, it prioritizes environmental stewardship and complies with environmental regulations. By setting goals for continuous improvement, the Laboratory measures and documents progress, and shares results with the workforce, stakeholders, and the public.

The Laboratory has maintained certification to the international standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems since 2006.

Protecting the present through resource management

The Laboratory actively manages and protects resources on shared land.

  • Through biological monitoring, the Laboratory strives to minimize operational impacts to plants and animals.

  • Through collaboration with its stakeholders and local tribal governments, the Laboratory strives to preserve cultural resources, such as archaeological sites and historic buildings.
  • Through monitoring and mitigating risks, the Laboratory protects surrounding surface water, sustains air quality, works to eliminate contaminant releases, and strives to produce zero radioactive and hazardous waste.

  • Through innovative science and engineering, the Laboratory identifies current and future risks and takes action by applying pollution prevention solutions focused on reducing the source of pollution – including through recycling.

Creating a sustainable future through science and engineering

The Laboratory sustains and conserves natural resources by measuring results with an eye toward the future.

Reducing water use, managing and restoring lands, and using energy efficiently and sustainably lowers the Laboratory’s long-term effects on the environment.

These sustainability efforts aim at structuring daily practices toward reducing our environmental impact.

Environmental Protection

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Discover how the Lab impacts the environment as little as possible

Sustainability Goals

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See the Lab's goals for environmental sustainability

Legacy Cleanup

environmental improvement

See DOE’s Environmental Management LA Field Office for legacy waste cleanup info

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