Annual Site Environmental Report
Operations on INL’s desert Site, as well as the ongoing cleanup mission, necessarily involve a commitment to environmental stewardship and full compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations. As part of this commitment, the INL Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) is prepared annually to inform the public, regulators, stakeholders and other interested parties of the environmental performance at the desert Site during the year.
All sampling is done within INL’s 890-square mile site, under the Department of Energy (DOE), and provide stakeholders the benefit of knowing the long-term trends of samples taken around INL. Integrating the surveillance program, biological programs, and educational programs into INL, will allow for efficiencies within the sampling program and enable the project success.
2022 Idaho National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report
The 2022 Idaho National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report is an overview of environmental management activities conducted on and in the vicinity of the INL Site from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.
This report includes:
- Effluent monitoring and environmental surveillance of air, water, vegetation, biota and agricultural products for radioactivity. The results are compared with historical data, background measurements and/or applicable standards and requirements in order to verify that the INL Site does not adversely impact the environment or the health of humans or biota.
- A summary of environmental management systems in place to protect air, water, land and other natural and cultural resources impacted by INL Site operations.
- Ecological and other scientific research conducted on the INL Site which may be of interest to the reader.
DOE/ID-12082 (22), ISSN 1089-5469, INL/RPT-23-74740, October 2023
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DOE/ID-12082(21), ISSN 1089-5469, INL/RPT-22-68974, September 2022
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The lab’s Environmental Monitoring program performs constant monitoring to check for these contaminants and ensure that the environment is safe for people, wildlife and vegetation. The team collects environmental samples at the desert Site and surrounding areas.
The INL desert Site consists of 890-square miles of land and is a critical component to the Department of Energy-Idaho’s understanding of environmental resources in southeast Idaho. INL has a natural resources team that provides ecological support for vegetation and wildlife at INL.
INL publishes a variety of reports as part of its commitment to environmental stewardship and full compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations. These reports ensure that the lab’s mission can be achieved with little to no impact on the environment, wildlife and vegetation.