Environmental Management at the
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: A User’s View
Speaker: John Weisend
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a DOE funded laboratory operated by Stanford University. The Laboratory, located in Menlo Park, CA is centered around a 2 mile long electron linac that provides beams for photon science and high energy physics studies. The SLAC site consists of roughly 400 acres and neighbors suburban homes, Stanford University and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. A significant fraction of the SLAC site is undeveloped wild land. SLAC’s environmental policies are regulated by Federal (DOE), State, Regional, County and Stanford University rules.
Environmental Management at SLAC is carried out under the Integrated Safety & Environmental Management System (ISEMS). This talk will review the SLAC Environmental Management System and give highlights of its activities. The talk will be given from the perspective of a staff member who is not an environmental specialist but who must use the system to properly protect the environment at SLAC.