N3B and EM-LA has transitioned back to the “ready” stage of “ready, set, go,” in coordination with LANL and NA-LA, due to improving conditions with the Cerro Pelado fire. The “ready” stage means there is no emergency but residents and employees should create a plan in case they need to leave the area.
N3B and EM-LA will lift their maximum telework mandate and return facilities and operations to their normal status. With Stage 3 fire restrictions still in effect, however, certain operations remain limited.
You are encouraged to sign up for local safety alerts by texting LOSALAMOS to 99411.
For more information on the Cerro Pelado fire, see websites for:
N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy.
N3B manages the 10-year, $1.4 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up contamination that resulted from LANL operations before 1999. N3B personnel also package and ship radioactive and hazardous waste off-site for permanent disposal.
Our employees and subcontractors work to the highest standards of safety.
We set clear goals and execute our plans with the end in mind.
We have the staff and expertise to ensure our mission is met.
Our Top Priorities
In cleaning up legacy waste, or waste generated before 1999, we are working in two key areas: Environmental Remediation and Waste Management. Our goal is to clean up the environment and protect our natural resources.
Groundwater and surface water monitoring, chromium and RDX plume monitoring, and waste site characterization and remediation
Hazardous and radioactive waste characterization, management, packaging and transportation off-site for permanent disposal
News & Highlights
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Growing diversity through workforce development programs - February 27, 2020
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