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EIS-0238: Record of Decision

Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the State of New Mexico

The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision on the continued operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the State of New Mexico. This Record of Decision is based on the information and analysis contained in the Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE/EIS–0238 (including the classified supplement), and other factors, including the mission responsibilities of the Department, and comments received on the final Site- Wide Environmental Impact Statement. DOE has decided to implement the Preferred Alternative, which, with certain limitations, is the Expanded Operations Alternative. This alternative would expand operations at LANL, as the need arises, to increase the level of existing operations to the highest reasonably foreseeable levels, and to fully implement the mission elements assigned to LANL.