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LANL Makes Environmental Data Public

Los Alamos National Laboratory is making its full database of environmental monitoring information public. The lab said a new web-based application, called Intellus New Mexico, offers an unprecedented level of transparency by giving the public access to the same data lab scientists have.

The new system contains more than 9 million records, including historical data and what the lab describes as a "near-real-time view of ongoing data collection activities."

Los Alamos and regulatory agencies regularly survey the air, soil, sediment, groundwater, and surface water around the lab for potential hazards from its nuclear activities.