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Environmental Cleanup: Cleaning the Past

Our goal is to clean up legacy waste sites and contaminated areas to protect human health and the environment, now and for years to come.



Environmental Remediation program completes legacy mercury cleanup near Smith's Marketplace

To reduce its historical footprint, Los Alamos National Laboratory completed a soil cleanup at a legacy site on the slope side of Los Alamos Canyon.

A telescoping crane hoists a spider excavator over Los Alamos Canyon before placing it on the canyon slope to excavate historically contaminated soil.

In ongoing efforts to reduce the Laboratory's historical footprint, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Environmental Remediation program removed 160 cubic yards of legacy mercury-contaminated soil from Los Alamos Canyon.

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