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July 18, 2016
LM Business Center Hosts Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU-14) Representatives

Records Management (RM) personnel hosted Greg Lewis and Lokie Harmond of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security, Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support (AU-14) during a visit to the DOE Office of Legacy Management Business Center (LMBC) in Morgantown, West Virginia, in early May.

April 27, 2016
Deputy Under Secretary Klaus Visits the Fernald Preserve in Ohio
Observing the remedial and ecological changes from atop the Fernald Preserve
On-Site Disposal Facility (from left to right) Yvonne Deyo (Navarro),
Jonathan Graebener (U.S. Army Interagency Fellow), Tania Smith Taylor (DOE LM),
April 19, 2016
Uranium Mining and Milling near Rifle, Colorado

The small town of Rifle, Colorado, has an interesting history related to uranium and vanadium production. A mineral found near Rifle, called roscolite, contains both vanadium and uranium but was originally mined and milled for its vanadium content. Union Carbide Corporation began milling the ore in 1924 at what is now referred to as the Old Rifle mill site.

April 19, 2016
Preservationists Tour Historic Log Cabin at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Office

A working committee of local historic preservation specialists held their monthly meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Grand Junction, Colorado, Office on February 2, 2016. The group also participated in a private tour of the site’s historic log cabin. The committee consists of representatives from the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Museums of Western Colorado.

April 19, 2016
Watershed Protection at the Fernald Preserve in Ohio

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) are working with a local land trust organization to acquire conservation easements within the Paddys Run watershed. Funds for this effort are provided from a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) natural-resource damage settlement. DOE and Ohio EPA settled their claim in November 2008. As part of the settlement, DOE paid $13.75 million to compensate for natural resource injury.

January 14, 2016
Pinellas Site Uses Horizontal Wells for Enhanced Bioremediation
Directional drilling rig at the STAR Center.
January 14, 2016
Fernald Preserve: A Learning Destination
Group visit to see monitoring wells and discuss the wetland and prairie ecology.
January 14, 2016
Records Requests Continued to Increase in FY 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) continued to see an increase in requests for records over the past year.

LM received 1,841 stakeholder requests during fiscal year (FY) 2015. Requests included information regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, Energy Employee’s Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) claims, and other routine records files. Records request volumes for FY 2015 and FY 2014 were higher than the volume of requests in preceding years.

January 14, 2016
Luis Alvarez and the Manhattan Project
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Luis W. Avarez (c. 1940s). The Nobel Laureate made
significant contributions to the Manhattan Project.
January 14, 2016
Weldon Spring Site Reaches New Milestones
Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center staff celebrates the attendance milestone.