Safety and the Environment at Fermilab
Safety at Fermilab
Fermilab Profiles in Safety
Our Environment and Our Neighbors
Fermilab takes well-defined and systematic measures to ensure that the environment stays clean and safe. A comprehensive and continuous monitoring program confirms the safety and environmental compatibility of all activities the laboratory.
The results of these efforts verify that the Fermilab site is safe and clean. For example, the total amount of radiation one might be exposed to at Fermilab is many times less than the amount we all receive each day from cosmic rays, natural radioactivity in building materials, drinking water, and medical X-rays. No chemicals from Fermilab's operations are detectable above strict permitted limits at the site boundary. All wastes are removed from the laboratory site and disposed of properly. No wastes of any kind are disposed of on the site. There are absolutely no restrictions on any activities that Fermilab's neighbors may want to pursue, right up to the boundaries of the laboratory site.
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