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Environmental Programs

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Environmental Programs at the Nevada National Security Sites (NNSS) address the environmental legacy from historic nuclear weapons-related activities, as well as ensuring the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment at the Site.

Environmental activities include:

  • Environmental protection, compliance, and monitoring of the air, water, plants, animals, and cultural resources at the Site
  • Corrective actions to address contaminated groundwater, facilities, and soils resulting from historic nuclear research, development, and testing at the NNSS and the Nevada Test and Training Range, which includes the Tonopah Test Range
  • Safe and compliant acceptance and disposal of low-level radioactive, mixed low-level radioactive, and classified waste from approved DOE and DoD sites
Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Program Fact Sheet

Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO)