Place the three scanners in the three anomalies and head back to Hermann.
- Parking Lot: Near the building. Watch out for the electrical anomalies and possible Zombified Stalkers in the vicinity.
- Concrete Bath Anomaly: At the edge of the chemical anomaly. Mutants gather sometimes, and a Bandit patrol may be on the nearby bridge.
- Bitumen Anomaly: Offset a few meters from the centre of the widest part of the anomaly. To minimize exposure to the thermal anomaly, players can slide down the steep cliff from the side closest to the objective marker and land almost on top of it rather than enter from the south.
- 5000 Ru
- The player can ask Hermann if any new artifacts have appeared in the three monitored anomalies.
Later on you can get a follow-up quest to place two more scanners in Ash Heap and Fen. However, they're marked to accept the scanners from the very beginning, meaning you can accidentally place one of the three initial scanners in one of them - or both. Doing so will break the quest(and the follow-up one as a result), so watch where you place the scanners.
Occasionally, when using the PDA to check the anomalous areas in Yanov where scanners have been placed, the text "Scanners have detected artifacts:" will appear, but there will be no artifacts listed, and no artifacts will be at the site.