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January 28, 2016
DOE’s Second National Cleanup Workshop Set for Sept. 14-15 in the Washington, D.C. Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE, in cooperation with the Energy Communities Alliance and Energy Facility Contractors Group, is set to hold the second DOE National Cleanup Workshop on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

December 23, 2015
This map marks EM's sites, whose major accomplishments are detailed in a 2015 Year-in-Review.
EM Issues 2015 Year-in Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EM released its 2015 Year-in-Review highlighting the wide array of work performed in the cleanup program this year.

December 23, 2015
DOE Office of Environmental Management 2015 Year in Review

Department of Energy Environmental Management 2015 Year in Review

December 17, 2015
Mitch Pryor with the University of Texas-Austin is coached by Babb Attaway of Savannah River National Laboratory as he tries his hand using a manipulator.
Experts Explore Opportunities to Advance Use of Robotics in EM Cleanup

AIKEN, S.C. – Forty-four U.S. and international robotics experts assembled into a team by EM toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently to discuss how the nuclear cleanup program makes use of robotics technology across the DOE complex.

December 8, 2015
The last of seven tanks in the tank vault at the Separations Process Research Unit is hoisted for placement in a made-to-order shipping container.
EM Celebrates Milestone with Removal of Last Waste Tank at Separations Process Research Unit

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM recently marked a notable milestone at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) when workers removed the last of seven large waste storage tanks from a vault and shipped it to an offsite low-level radioactive waste disposal facility.

November 10, 2015
Workers load an overpack container into a vertical storage cask.
EM’s West Valley Cleanup Finds Success in History-Making Waste Relocation

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – For the first time in U.S. history, high-level waste (HLW) was placed in long-term, outdoor storage.

November 10, 2015
EM's Next Business Opportunity Forum is Dec. 15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM announced its next quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program will be Tuesday, Dec. 15.

November 10, 2015
A view of Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board’s updated website.
Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board Launches Revitalized Website

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board’s revamped website is now live, featuring a fresh, modern appeal to its design and layout, and a more user-friendly experience for accessing information.

November 9, 2015
EM Releases Supporting Materials From DOE’s First National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is making available support materials from the first-ever DOE National Cleanup Workshop. The materials include links to 15 videos that capture addresses by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Monica Regalbuto, along with roundtable sessions focusing on the cleanup program’s next five years and its major accomplishments.

October 28, 2015
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall speaks to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant workforce and employees of the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) during an "all-hands" meeting Tuesday as NWP President and Project Manager Phil Breidenbach, second from right, and CBFO Manager Todd Shrader listen.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Visits Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to Survey Recovery Progress, Support Stakeholders and Employees

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy, visited DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on Tuesday for a firsthand look at the progress in the recovery of operations at the site and meet with employees and community leaders.