Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) –
Nuclear Weapons Manufacturing and Waste Storage and Disposal
Department of Energy (DOE) Facility operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Bechtel, URS, Babcock & Wilcox, and the University of California
In 2008, the EPA designated the Española Basin as a sole source drinking water aquifer. The designation means that the basin which is located below the area between the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Tres Piedras to Galisteo is the sole source of drinking water for the people living in the area. Los Alamos National Laboratory is located within this area.
The May 2000 Cerro Grande fire burned over 7,000 acres on LANL property. The June 2011 Las Conchas fire burned the upper watershed above where the Cerro Grande fire burned. Both fires resulted in increased erosion, flooding and runoff of radioactive, toxic and hazardous pollutants into the Rio Grande.
The Department of Energy, LANL and Los Alamos County own 1,200 acre-feet a year of San Juan-Chama water, which they have not used. They are proposing to divert the water from the Rio Grande at the Buckman Direct Diversion Project site, northwest of Santa Fe.
PERMITS FOR LANL
- NMED Hazardous Waste Facility
- NMED Air Quality Bureau > Power Generation Projects NM, for LANS, LLC and > Public Notices, for LANL/TA3 Power Plan
- NMED GWQB-permits #68-71
- NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau > NPDES Permits; and > Public Notice 401 Permits
- > 303d-305b List > Pajarito Plateau > PCBs
NGOs Working on LANL Issues
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Honor Our Pueblo Existence
Nuclear Watch New Mexico
Southwest Research and Information Center
Think Outside the Bomb
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