BY MAIRE O’NEILL
The Los Alamos National Laboratory 2019 Annual Site Environmental Report has been published in the LANL Electronic Reading Room and may be read here: https://permalink.lanl.gov/object/tr?what=info:lanl-repo/lareport/LA-UR-20-26673
The annual report contains photos and charts that the community may find interesting and is broken down into chapters and sections on different activities with a comprehensive index. It discusses the Laboratory’s environmental performance, including effluent releases, environmental monitoring, and estimated radiological doses to the public and the environment. It contains summaries of environmental occurrences and responses.
Highlights of the report include significant monitoring programs for air emissions, groundwater quality, storm water runoff and the radionuclide dose or risk from chemical exposure members may experience due to Lab operations.