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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.

January 8, 2013
Speaker Dr. Daniel Rahn at the Health Disparaties Conference.
Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities

The Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Reducing Health Disparities through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities, was held in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 28 through December 1, 2012.

January 8, 2013
Award ceremony (left to right): Melvin G. Williams, Jr., Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); 
Mary Sizemore, Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator, Office of Legacy Management (LM) contractor; 
Tracy Ribeiro, EMS Coordinator, LM; Tom Pauling, Director of Site Operations, LM; Dave Geiser, Director, LM; and 
Jennifer MacDonald, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, DOE.
LM Receives Sustainability Award

The Office of Legacy Management (LM) was one of 20 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) organizations to receive a DOE 2012 Sustainability Award on September 27, 2012.

January 8, 2013
A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site.
LM FIMS Database

Several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) projects were completed and updated in the Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) this year. FIMS is DOE’s real property database that stores data related to land and anything permanently affixed to it, such as buildings, fences, and roads.

January 7, 2013
Nearly 400,000 x-rays of former DOE contractor employees have been digitized to support LM records retention requirements.
LM Completes X-Ray Film Digitization Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) has successfully completed a project to digitize nearly 400,000 medical x‑rays of former DOE contractor employees.

October 16, 2012
DOE will continue monitoring excavations in Monticello's streets and will dispose of tailings that are found that had been used for fill around utility lines. Monitoring of groundwater at the former mill site and treatment of contaminated water east of the mill site will also continue.
Completion of the Five-Year Reviews for the Monticello, Utah, Radioactively Contaminated Properties Site (Monticello Vicinity Properties) and the Monticello Mill Tailings Site

Five-year reviews for the two Monticello, Utah, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites were completed in June 2012 by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

October 16, 2012
Rich Bush, DOE Site Manager, explains the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site to Colorado Mesa University students.
DOE and Colorado Mesa University Education Agreement Expands LM's Site Reuse Portfolio

A partnership with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colorado, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently provided a chance for CMU students and their instructor to visit the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site.