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EM Press Releases

September 23, 2011
DOE Completes TRU Waste Cleanup at Bettis

CARLSBAD, N.M.– The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has successfully completed cleanup of all Cold War legacy transuranic (TRU) waste at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL) near Pittsburgh, Pa., permanently disposing of it at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

September 20, 2011
Idaho National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report Issued

The annual report that informs stakeholders about the Idaho National Laboratory’s environmental performance for the year 2010 is now available to the public. To access the report, go to ( or contact Gonzales-Stoller Surveillance at (208) 525-8250, to request a CD containing the report.

September 19, 2011
Annual Environmental Monitoring Report Released

The National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) has released the Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2010.

September 15, 2011
DOE Hosts German Energy Official, Signs MOU to Share WIPP Information

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A high-ranking energy official from Germany formalized a partnership between her country and the United States during a recent visit to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

September 15, 2011
Third Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public - Chapter Dedicated to Those Who Helped Complete Projects Funded by Recovery Act

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy is releasing the third chapter of The Hanford Story today to the public.

September 13, 2011
Nevada Site Office Invites Public to Participate in Draft Nevada National Security Site Environmental Impact Statement Hearings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office is holding a series of public hearings in September 2011 to discuss the Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and Off-Site Locations in Nevada. These meetings are part of an official public comment period that spans from July 29 through October 27, 2011.

September 1, 2011
Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program Completes Work at Bethel Valley Burial Grounds

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed upgrades and soil remediation work at the Bethel Valley Burial Grounds, using approximately $17.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

September 1, 2011
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for Replacement Capability for Disposal of Remote-Handled Low Level Radioactive Waste Generated at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Site

The U.S. Department of Energy invites the public to read and comment on a draft environmental assessment it has prepared, for a proposal to provide a replacement capability for continued disposal of remote-handled low-level radioactive waste that is generated at the Idaho National Laboratory site.

August 31, 2011
WIPP Driver Makes History, Again

CARLSBAD, N.M. - A brand-new shipping package arrived at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during the early evening hours of August 25, but an all-too familiar face was behind the wheel of the vehicle carrying the package.

August 30, 2011
WIPP, Carlsbad Host Department of State Conference

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The United States Departments of State (DOS) and Energy (DOE) recently met with a delegation from the Argentina government for the 8th meeting of the U.S./Argentina Joint Standing Committee on Nuclear Energy Cooperation (JSCNEC).