Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Environmental Programs will close the east side of the parking lot at the White Rock “Y” at the interchange of N.M. 4 and N.M. 502 from Monday, June 23 to Wednesday, July 2.
The closure is necessary for crews to safely close three water monitoring wells, part of a multi-year program to plug and abandon characterization boreholes and wells.
Plugging and abandoning boreholes and wells that are no longer needed keeps the remaining holes from turning into pathways to groundwater.
“Our program uses wells to characterize and monitor groundwater so we can help protect New Mexico’s water supply,” said Corrective Actions Program Director Dave McInroy. ‘It is as important to close wells appropriately as it is to construct them in a way that is protective of the environment.”