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
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
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
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
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.