To be the most respected and trusted provider of the best nuclear material standards and measurement evaluation services in the world.

Environmental Policy

The New Brunswick Laboratory policy is that the safety and health of its workers, visitors, the environment, and the public are paramount in all of its activities.

The New Brunswick Laboratory maintains an Environmental Management System and ensures operations are conducted in an environmentally sound and responsible manner. The New Brunswick Laboratory is committed to:

  • Continual improvement in environmental performance;
  • Pollution prevention and waste minimization;
  • Compliance with all applicable requirements; and
  • Implementation of the environmental objectives and targets process.


Developing and improving methods and procedures with regard to certifying and globally distributing nuclear reference materials of plutonium and uranium. NBL also focuses in highly enriched uranium transparency monitoring, conducting surveys and inventories at laboratories nationwide, maintaining a cadre of scientists capable of responding to nuclear emergencies, and collaborating with local, national, and international laboratories.


  • Serves as a DOE center of excellence in analytical chemistry and the science of measuring nuclear materials
  • Staff consists of approximately 40 technical (mostly chemists) and support/administrative personnel
  • Government-owned (U.S. Department of Energy) and government-operated facility located on the Argonne - Illinois Site

Examples of Partnerships:

  • Network Laboratory of International Atomic Energy Agency
  • U.S. Department of Energy Facilities
  • Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM/NBL Agreement)


  • Reference Materials Program
  • Measurement Evaluation Program
  • Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation Support Program
  • Other Initiatives
  • Measurement Services
  • Measurement Development
  • Operational Support
  • Outreach and Student Programs

Employment Information

  • Individuals interested in employment at the New Brunswick Laboratory please visit USA JOBSExternal link.

Student Program Information

  • NBL provides summer intern programs for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue careers in science and technology. Interns receive hands-on experience working in analytical laboratories with nuclear material. To find out more about internship opportunities please visit USA JOBSExternal link.
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