Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP)

Program Description

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) is a network of 29 monitoring stations located in communities surrounding and downwind of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly the Nevada Test Site (NTS), that monitor the airborne environment for manmade radioactivity that could result from NNSS activities. The CEMP is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NFO), and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. One of the unique aspects of the program is that the CEMP provides a hands-on role for community members in station operation and data collection.


Beverly Parker


Desert Research Institute
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Atmospheric Sciences
Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
Hydrologic Sciences