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July 12, 2013
LM Progressing with Uranium Mines Report to Congress

As reported in an earlier Program Update newsletter, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) is compiling data for a Report to Congress on defense-related uranium mines. DOE was directed by the U.S. Congress in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act to undertake a review of, and prepare a report on, abandoned uranium mines (AUM) in the U.S. that provided ore for atomic energy defense activities. The report must be completed by July 2014.

April 18, 2013
LM Discusses Management of LTS&M Records

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management’s (LM) efforts to maintain long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) records were highlighted during the 2013 Waste Management Symposia held February 24 through 28, in Phoenix, Arizona.

April 17, 2013
Subcontractor personnel install solar panels and other infrastructure on a 40-foot conex box that houses the batteries and control equipment for the 6 kilowatt photovoltaic system that powers the ETPTS groundwater treatment system.
Rocky Flats Site Expands Solar Power for Treating Groundwater

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently added a 6 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system to provide power to operate an enhanced treatment system that removes volatile organic compounds (VOC) from contaminated groundwater at the Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site.

April 17, 2013
Ray Seiler, Mound Science and Energy Museum President, is one of the many museum volunteers who routinely talks to visitors, such as this group from Iowa who are interested in the history of the Mound site.
Mound Museum Volunteers: Preserving a Laboratory’s Legacy

The Mound Science and Energy Museum (MSEM) owes its success to dedicated volunteers and supporters. The MSEM currently has 40 active volunteers and 200 dues-paying members.

April 15, 2013
Dr. David Satcher speaks at the Community Leaders' Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta Community Leaders’ Institute Conference

The Atlanta Community Leaders Institute (CLI) held a conference on February 8 and 9 at Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia.

April 15, 2013
Dr. Kathy Matlock speaks at the Community Leaders’ Institute in Bolton, North Carolina, while Dr. David Rivers (left) and Mayor Terry Mann (right) listen.
Bolton Community Leaders’ Institute Conference

The Bolton Community Leaders Institute (CLI) held a conference on February 22 and 23 at the Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina.

April 12, 2013
An LM scientist points to star reindeer lichen on Adak Island, Alaska.
Biological Monitoring at Amchitka Appears to Show Impacts from Fukushima Dai-ichi Incident

The U.S. Department of Energy Office Legacy Management (LM) has a long-term stewardship mission to protect human health and the environment from the legacy of underground nuclear testing conducted at Amchitka Island, Alaska, from 1965 to 1971.

April 11, 2013
C-SR-10 Uintah Mine, Colorado, LM Uranium Lease Tracts
Abandoned Uranium Mines Report to Congress: LM Wants Your Input

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) is seeking stakeholder input on an abandoned uranium mines report to Congress.

January 9, 2013
LM Continues to Work with the Navajo Nation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) continues to work with the Navajo Nation to perform long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) at four Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title I sites located on the Navajo Nation

January 8, 2013
A Northern Saw-Whet Owl is captured for banding during the banding demonstration 
at the Fernald Preserve in Ohio in November
Saw What? Saw Whet!

For the second year in a row, in early November, the Fernald Preserve in Ohio hosted a Northern Saw-Whet Owl banding demonstration by master bander, Tim Tolford. Bird banding is a technique used to study wild birds by attaching a tag to their leg to identify them. Identification helps researchers track and study their habits. Banding increases knowledge of the Saw-Whet’s life and the demonstration helped participants understand the importance of banding to studying the distribution of bird populations.