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N3B makes $400,000 available to Northern New Mexico nonprofits

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.— Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is making $400,000 available to support Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations for calendar year 2019. “When we assumed management of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, we committed to donating five percent of our earned fee to Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations,” said Glenn Morgan, N3B president and program manager. “We’ve earmarked about two thirds of those dollars for education-related programs. The balance will go toward arts and culture; health and human services; and civic, community and economic development activities,” Morgan said. N3B will be holding a community forum at

N3B to hold Community Forum on accessing nonprofit funding

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Northern New Mexico nonprofit agencies will learn how to access funds from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) at a community forum Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 p.m., at Los Alamos’ Fuller Lodge. The purpose of the meeting is to present funding guidelines for N3B’s Community Contributions Program and to answer questions about how to submit a request for funding. A similar meeting will be held in Espanola at a later date. N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office. The company has pledged

N3B completes first year of legacy waste cleanup at LANL

May 1, 2019 N3B completes first year of legacy waste cleanup at LANL LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—This week, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) celebrates its first anniversary as a new company cleaning up legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). “We are very excited for the cleanup progress we’ve made the past year and to be a part of the Northern New Mexico community,” said Glenn Morgan, president of N3B. “We established a new company from scratch, completed several projects, resumed waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and laid the foundation for our goal of cleaning

Workers complete PCB cleanup completed at Los Alamos Canyon site

March 27, 2019 The N3B team removed PCB-contaminated soil from a narrow canyon at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. About 300 cubic yards of soil will be shipped offsite for disposal. LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – N3B has have finished cleaning up PCB-contaminated soil near the former Omega research reactor site at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The PCB-contaminated soil was located in Los Alamos Canyon at Technical Area 02 (TA-02). The source of the contamination is suspected to have been electrical transformers that served the Omega Site. The contamination was discovered during investigation sampling of a former storm drain

N3B awards second cleanup subcontract at TA-21 to LATA

March 21, 2019 Building 257 is a former radioactive liquid waste processing facility that will be torn down as part of a new cleanup subcontract awarded to Los Alamos Technical Associates by N3B.N3B has awarded Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) of Albuquerque a subcontract to clean up portions of Technical Area 21 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Work is expected to begin in the summer and will take about two years to complete. TA-21 is a former Manhattan Project and Cold War-era complex of buildings that housed plutonium processing facilities and was where groundbreaking tritium research for energy, environment and

N3B awards $1.5 million in cleanup work to TerranearPMC/Envirocon

October 16, 2018   Potential cleanup contractors tour TA-21 in August to get an idea of the scope of work, which includes removing old fencing, telephone poles, hundreds of tons of cement and rebar, other contaminated and uncontaminated above-ground debris, and decontaminating two facilities (background) and six excavators. LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) has awarded a subcontract to TerranearPMC of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and teaming partner Envirocon of Missoula, Montana, to perform cleanup activities at Technical Area-21, a former research site at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “The TerranearPMC/Envirocon team is a welcome partner

N3B begins LANL waste shipments to WIPP

October 10, 2018   Workers from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) load waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory into a transport container bound for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico. The event marks the resumption of regular shipments from LANL to WIPP for the first time in four years. LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) last week began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. “This is the first of what will be regular shipments of waste

Fact Sheets


TA – 21

  • TA-21 is the location of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory plutonium processing facility and waste disposal area. It is located near the industrial area of the city of Los Alamos.

    Information about the project is available in the TA-21 fact sheet.