Review of the Consequence Assessment Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) emergency management consequence assessment program. The purpose of the review was to measure LANL’s compliance against U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders and LANL institutional requirements. The review scope was coordinated with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), and the review was conducted February 7-9, 2012.
LANL’s consequence assessment process ensures that estimates of onsite and offsite consequences of hazardous materials are analyzed and adequately assessed in a timely manner throughout an emergency event and/or functional exercise. The consequence assessments assist emergency response decision-makers in making informed decisions to protect the site workers, the public, and emergency responders.