Editor’s note: In an occasional EM Update series, we feature interviews with former EM Assistant Secretaries to reflect on their achievements and challenges in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup and to discuss endeavors in life after EM.
In a report released earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it recognized progress on EM projects of $750 million or less and was shifting the focus of EM's high-risk designation more to major contracts and projects greater than $750 million. This progress is evident at several EM sites.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation (OPT) recently released its annual report for fiscal year 2012, highlighting more than 13,000 hazardous material shipments across almost 6 million miles. EM made about three-fourths of those shipments.
The NNSS is home to a state-of-the-art waste management facility, providing a permanent disposal option for a select group of LLW/ MLLW generators whose programs have passed a rigorous approval process.
Officials from EM and the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority recently held the joint 10th Standing Committee Meeting to discuss progress on the Statement of Intent (SOI) for the information exchange concerning radioactive waste management.