Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1B, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SER is written to inform the public, regulators, Laboratory employees, and other stakeholders of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. The report summarizes BNL's environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and restoration and surveillance monitoring programs. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947.
A condensed version of the SER, referred to as the Summary Report, is also available. The Summary Report, written with a minimum of technical terminology, is used to provide information to visitors, students, and members of the public in support of BNL's educational and community outreach programs.
The Brookhaven National Laboratory Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2012 is organized by chapter, each downloadable in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Note: The SER Volume II, Groundwater Status Report is available.