Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Facility Risk Analysis Study

  • Michael Vigil
  • Derek Gordon
Conference paper


In January 1999, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) approved a strategy for managing risks at the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) Facility. The strategy recognizes that the 50-year-old CMR Facility could not continue its mission support at an acceptable level of risk to public and worker health and safety without operational restrictions. In addition, the strategy committed NNSA and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to manage the facility to a planned end of life in or about the year 2010. Finally, NNSA and LANL committed to develop long-term facility and site plans to replace/relocate CMR capabilities to maintain support of national security missions.


Design Alternative Mitigative Feature Accident Scenario Public Risk Probabilistic Safety Assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Vigil
    • 1
  • Derek Gordon
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Lisa Stringfield, Russell DurrerMichael Greutman Sigma Science, Inc.Los AlamosUSA

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