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October 7, 2011
Agencies Decide to Dig Up Contaminated Soil at Hanford Site - Federal and state agencies determine cleanup plans for four areas near central Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. –The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with the Washington Department of Ecology, have made plans for remediating contaminated soil at four locations in the center of the Hanford Site.

October 6, 2011
DOE Achieves Second TRU Waste Cleanup

CARLSBAD, N.M. –The U.S. Department of Energy has successfully removed all legacy contact-handled transuranic (TRU) waste from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), near Chicago, Illinois. In September, all legacy TRU waste was removed from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

September 30, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Demolition of K-33 Building - Largest Completed Demo Project in Oak Ridge History

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed its largest demolition project to date. The removal of K-33, a former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facility spanning 32-acres, was completed several months ahead of schedule. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded the $51 million project.

September 29, 2011
SRS Commemorates P & R Reactor Area Completions - SRS Closes the Door on Past Cold War Operations and Opens the Door for Future Missions through Enterprise SRS

AIKEN, S.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River celebrated the cleanup and closure of the P and R Reactor Areas under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program at the Savannah River Site and announced the vision for future missions at the site.

September 29, 2011
Department of Energy Extends Public Comment Period

In response to public comments and requests, the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office is extending the public comment period for the Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and Off-Site Locations in Nevada. The formal comment period will close on December 2, 2011, rather than October 27.

September 28, 2011
The Department of Energy Announces Major Cold War Legacy Waste Cleanup Milestone

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Receives 10,000th Shipment

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 (www.gsseser.com/annuals/2010) 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
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.