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May 7, 2013
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, left to right, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Oak Ridge EM Manager Mark Whitney, EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga and EPA Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 4 Stan Meiburg gathered for the announcement on mercury cleanup.
Oak Ridge EM Program Increases Focus on Mercury Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga recently joined local lawmakers and state and federal officials to announce their partnership to increase focus on cleanup of mercury — one of Oak Ridge’s greatest environmental threats — at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

May 2, 2013
Students from the University of Utah contemplate the hillside geology at the rail load out area while Moab Federal Project Director Donald Metzler (in orange vest) addresses a question. The uranium mill tailings pile is behind and below the viewing area.
Moab Project Offers Unique Educational Resource in Site Tours

MOAB, Utah – As the weather warms up, EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site in southeastern Utah becomes a popular destination for tours, especially by universities.

April 30, 2013
Board Focuses on Budget in First Virtual Semi-Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EM Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB) Chairs held their semi-annual meeting via webinar recently, a move to curtail costs in a challenging fiscal climate.

April 29, 2013
Members of the Environment and Waste Management Working Group of the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology Joint Coordinated Committee from DOE include, front row, EM Technical Advisor for Foreign Affairs Rosa Elmetti (center) and EM Office of Tank Waste Management Director Steve Schneider (right); middle row, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manager for Environmental Restoration Jesse Yow (left) and EM Savannah River Operations Office Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship Karen Guevara (center); and third row, Savannah River National Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director for Environmental Stewardship Dr. Jeff Griffin (second from right).
Meeting Offers Opportunity to Discuss EM Cleanup with China

BEIJING – EM officials participated in the 8th U.S.-China Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT) Joint Coordinated Committee meeting in Beijing this month.

April 25, 2013
Oak Ridge’s EM leadership informed members of the public about projects and goals and answered questions during a public workshop this week.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Seeks Public Input on Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge's EM office held a public meeting this week to discuss the program’s upcoming budget and cleanup priorities.

April 22, 2013
Head of EM to Kick Off Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga will provide an overview of EM’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday in the first of six briefings for the 19th annual U.S. House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

April 11, 2013
Contaminants in Vadose Zone Environments

The Deep Vadose Zone – Applied Field Research Initiative (DVZ-AFRI) partnered with the Vadose Zone Journal to create a special section of the journal's November 2012 issue.

April 10, 2013
EM Rolls Out Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EM Senior Advisor David Huizenga rolled out a $5.622 billion budget request for fiscal year 2014 that enables EM progress in all areas of the nuclear cleanup program while maintaining safety and compliance across the complex.

April 8, 2013
Spanning 34 acres, the Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility is the culmination of 30 months and more than 600,000 hours of labor.
EM Exceeds Sustainability Goal by Reducing Carbon Footprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has surpassed another DOE sustainability goal, this time reducing its carbon footprint by 44 percent, well ahead of the Department’s 15 percent target for fiscal year 2012.

April 4, 2013
Participants in a previous EM Site-Specific Advisory Board meeting.
Advisory Board Public Meeting Set for Webinar

The Department will host its first EM Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs meeting via webinar on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.