- Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
- P.O. Box 1663 MS M996
- Los Alamos, NM 87545
- (505) 667-0216
Why we monitor air
LANL monitors many different pathways in order to assess their impact on workers, the public, animals, and plants. We monitor the air around the Laboratory to ensure our operations are not affecting the air of nearby communities.
The Laboratory expects to emit certain chemical substances to the air based on the materials that are used at each facility. Like similiar facilities, LANL has the potential to emit carbon monoxide, sulfer dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and suspended particulate matter.
For more than a decade, monitoring reports have confirmed that the Lab is releasing no air emissions higher than regulations allow.