LANL Calls on Public for Help to Improve Plan

LANL News:

To accomplish our mission, Los Alamos National Laboratory generates some hazardous and mixed waste.

In November 2010, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit.

The Permit establishes standards for how LANL manages, stores and treats hazardous wastes on-site and for the closure and post-closure care of permitted waste management units.

The plan covers six elements

  • Establishing an open working relationship with the public
  • Establishing productive relationships with local tribes and pueblos
  • Keeping communities and the public informed of Permit actions of interest
  • Minimizing disputes and resolving differences with the public
  • Providing a mechanism for the timely response to individual requests
  • Providing a mechanism for communities and interested members of the public to provide feedback and input to the Permittees

The current Community Relation Plan can be found at this link: This year; we are proposing the following changes:

  • Update the location of the hard-copy public reading room to 94 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe (Pojoaque), New Mexico
  • Update the web site links to coincide with a new LANL environmental web site
  • A few minor editorial changes for clarity

Public comments are received by Permittees year round. Comments received between Aug. 31, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012 will be posted to the website on or before Sept. 4, 2012.

The updated plan will be issued on or before Sept. 30, 2012. For your convenience, the current plan and a comment form are attached.

To submit comments to the 2013 Community Relations Plan:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

P.O. Box 1663, MS M992

Los Alamos, NM 87545

For further information:

LANL Environmental Web site:

Sign up for email notification: What is LANL doing?

Visit the Electronic Public Reading Room:

Call: Environmental Outreach Office: 505-667-0216

Email address:

Visit the Print Public Reading Room: West Jemez Road at Casa Grande, Los Alamos, NM

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