A view of the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon

A view of the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon, where EM-LA’s cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos environmental professionals rafted a section of the drought-stricken river to collect water samples that assess whether historical LANL operations are impacting water quality.

The EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) is dedicated to the cleanup of legacy contamination of radioactive and chemical materials and waste resulting from operations during the Manhattan Project and Cold War eras at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. EM-LA’s cleanup scope includes legacy waste remediation and disposition, soil and groundwater remediation, and deactivation and decommissioning of excess buildings and facilities.

Budget

FY21 Enacted
(In the millions)
FY22 Requested
(In the millions)
$226 $333.50

 

A geologist for EM-LA’s cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos assesses excavation of contaminated soil near one of LANL’s Cold War-era underground explosives firing chambers in Lower Water Canyon.
A geologist for EM-LA’s cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos assesses excavation of contaminated soil near one of LANL’s Cold War-era underground explosives firing chambers in Lower Water Canyon.

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