The New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau will host an Open House from 5-7 p.m. in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave., to present an overview of proposed changes to the Draft Consent Order regarding clean up at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
NMED representatives will take citizen and stakeholder input, address concerns and answer questions.
On March 1, 2005, NMED and the U.S. Department of Energy and the Regents of the University of California entered into the 2005 Consent Order that prescribed fence-to-fence clean-up requirements for LANL. Any scope of work that was not completed under the 2005 Consent Order is carried forward by inclusion in the draft Consent Order. NMED started public discussion and feedback on this draft Consent Order at the November 12, 2015 Northern New Mexico Citizen Advisory Board meeting and the November 13, 2015 Regional Coalition of Los Alamos communities meeting.
NMED continues to meet with other interested stakeholders, including tribes, local governments and non-governmental organizations, to better understand the public’s outlook on NMED’s recommended approach to the order. The public comment period continues through May 16.