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Audit Report: IG-0793

April 11, 2008 

The Department's Progress in Meeting Los Alamos National Laboratory Consent Order Milestones

As early as 1943, Los Alamos National Laboratory began disposing of its hazardous waste in pits, trenches, shafts, and landfills. In March 2005, the Laboratory, the New Mexico Environment Department, and the Department of Energy signed a Consent Order to address the potential release of contamination from this waste. The Consent Order provides requirements and a timetable for environmental cleanup. The Department's Office of Environmental Management funds the work necessary to meet Consent Order requirements. The National Nuclear Security Administration is responsible, through its laboratory contractor, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, for managing and performing the work.

Topic: Environmental Cleanup