Mobile lab data

The Mobile Organic Monitoring Laboratory uses state-of-the-art air monitoring instrumentation to detect a wide range of chemicals – potentially up to 46 of the 59 chemicals of potential concern.
The lab:

  • Provides real-time chemical vapors monitoring
  • Locates and monitors vapor plumes
  • Monitors general tank farm area for volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Monitors exhaust stack and passive breather filters
From May to September 2016, the mobile lab was deployed on the Hanford Site for the first time and performed several one-week-long campaigns for air monitoring. These campaigns were not continuous and data was collected during static conditions (no waste-disturbing activities took place during these times).

Data from July and August 2016 the mobile lab is listed below. Each map shows the route taken (in red), stops where stationary monitoring took place (red with blue circle), and the data that was collected (yellow star).

Planning is currently ongoing for the mobile lab to start daily monitoring in 2017, and weekly reports will be uploaded to this webpage upon availability.