N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy.
N3B manages the 10-year, $1.7 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.
DOE Environmental Management Los Alamos Strategic Vision Development
In 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos (EM-LA) initiated the development of a long-term strategic vision for future LANL Legacy Cleanup Campaigns. The goals of the EM-LA strategic vision are to enhance stakeholder engagement in cleanup decisions, and to align with the objectives of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, regulatory interfaces, anticipated cleanup funding and desired outcomes. The EM-LA strategic vision will be integrated with DOE’s broader goals for the legacy cleanup completion.
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
Community Commitment funding supports local organizations - February 14, 2022
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) contributed $483,235 to Northern New Mexico community groups and... Read More ›
Angled drilling of new monitoring well protects groundwater, ancient cultural sites - February 1, 2022
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — N3B environmental professionals recently completed a complex project to protect Northern New Mexico’s critical water resources... Read More ›
N3B continues groundwater sampling along Rio Grande amid drought - November 23, 2021
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Despite unseasonably low water levels this year, N3B Los Alamos has been able to navigate shallow... Read More ›