The Civilian Nuclear Program is the focal point for nuclear energy research and development and next-generation repository science at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Civilian Nuclear Programs manages projects funded by the Department of Energy's offices of

  • Nuclear Energy
  • Environmental Management
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Meeting the civilian nuclear national security demands of the future and maintaining our economy while minimizing the climatic impacts of greenhouse gases will demand that the nation rebuild its civilian nuclear capabilities. Los Alamos is committed to using its advanced nuclear expertise and unique facilities to do just that.

Los Alamos partners extensively with other laboratories, universities, industry, and the international nuclear community to address real-world technical challenges. To achieve its mission and better serve its sponsors, the Civilian Nuclear Program maintains the following three program offices:

  • Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Repository and Actinide Science Programs
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Program



Advanced Nuclear Energy Fact Sheet (PDF)