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CX-001045: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Photovoltaic Array Reuse of Los Alamos County Landfill Location
CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1
Date: 03/04/2010
Location(s): Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Office(s): Los Alamos Site Office, NNSA-Headquarters

Lease and use approximately 15 acres of the 46 acres of land the Los Alamos National Laboratory operated as a landfill for the installation of up to 2.5 megawatts of photovoltaics to generate electric power. The system would be connected to a 7 megawatts per hour battery storage system, which, in turn, would be connected to the Los Alamos Power Pool infrastructure. The battery energy storage would include sealed sodium sulfur cells mounted in a factory built enclosure, and sealed lead-acid cells located in a structure to be built to conform to all required County building codes.