Case Work: Water

LANL Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Discharge Permit

LOCATION: Los Alamos
CLIENTS/PARTNERS: Communities for Clean Water
OPPOSING PARTIES: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Environment Department, Department of Energy
STATUS: Closed


The Law Center is representing Communities for Clean Water in state proceedings concerning Discharge Permit 1132 for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility. We are challenging the regulation of the Facility under a Clean Water Act permit instead of a more relevant – and stringent – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit



06/18/2019 – The Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC vacated the RWLTF groundwater discharge permit (DP-1132) and sent it back the NMED for a new hearing with a new hearing officer.
06/05/2017 – Additional filed comments and hearing request.  Comments and hearing request on DP-1132
12/12/2014 – Second set of comments filed and hearing request of CCW, Tewa Women United and three individuals. Second Set of Comments and Hearing Request
12/06/2014 – First set of comments and hearing request filed from CCW, Tewa Women United, Robert Gilkeson, Independent Registered Geologist and others.  Comments and Hearing Request