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 offsite 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 offsite for permanent disposal
News & Highlights
Mexican spotted owl protected during Los Alamos cleanup - April 5, 2021
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — To protect a treasured ecological species of Northern New Mexico, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos... Read More ›
New N3B apprentices receive college education, jobs to assist in legacy waste cleanup - February 11, 2021
LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—A new cohort of students recently joined N3B’s Nuclear Operator Apprenticeship Program. And for Miquela Casados, from Ojo... Read More ›
N3B ships more than 200,000 gallons of ‘transition materials’ off-site at LANL - February 2, 2021
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) recently took on new work to ship hundreds of... Read More ›