BNL Accepted Into EPA Performance Track Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Performance Track program was a public-private partnership that encouraged continuous environmental improvement through environmental management systems, community outreach, and measurable results. Performance Track was a voluntary approach to recognize and drive environmental excellence among private and public facilities by encouraging facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements. In partnership with EPA, members voluntarily set measurable goals to improve the quality of the nation's air, water, and land.
BNL was accepted into the Performance Track program on August 30, 2004. BNL's Performance Track goals included restoring 30 acres of wildlife habitat, reducing radioactive air emissions, reducing use of ozone-depleting substances and hazardous materials, and reducing the inventory of mercury.
BNL received recognition from the EPA for its participation in the Program several times including a 2007 Outreach Award. EPA halted the program in March 2009.