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April 9, 2014
2014 Waste Management Conference

When you hear about the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM), what comes to mind? Is it long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) activities such as conducting environmental monitoring, performing annual inspections, or maintaining protective remedies? Is it managing records and making them available to requesters? Is it managing legacy land and assets or emphasizing safety, reuse, and disposition?

April 9, 2014
LM Meets with Native Village of Point Hope, Alaska
LM Site Manager, Mark Kautsky, explains the planned remediation to
residents of the Village of Point Hope.


April 8, 2014
LM Issues Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on the Uranium Leasing Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to the public. The document can be found on the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM)  website at, and on the DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) website at

April 8, 2014
DOE Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice
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DOE Secretary Moniz (fifth from left) and members of the DOE EJ Task Force celebrate
E0 12898 20-year anniversary.


January 9, 2014
Agencies Assist LM to Develop Reports on Defense-Related Uranium Mines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) has made substantial progress researching and consulting with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), other relevant federal agencies, affected states and tribes, and the interested public to obtain data and other technical information that will inform the Report to Congress on defense-related legacy uranium mines.

October 23, 2013
Legacy Management Work Progresses on Defense-Related Uranium Mines Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) continues to work on a report to Congress regarding defense-related legacy uranium mines. LM was directed by the U.S. Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to undertake a review of, and prepare a report on, abandoned uranium mines in the United States that provided uranium ore for atomic energy defense activities. The report is due to Congress by July 2014.

October 22, 2013
Environmental Justice Activities

Community Leaders Institute Held at Savannah State University

A Community Leaders Institute (CLI) was held September 6 and 7, 2013, in the King Frazier Student Center at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. Sponsors included the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

October 22, 2013
Construction of MV-6 Well Pad at the Central Nevada Test Area Completed

A new groundwater monitoring/validation (MV) well was installed at the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) in September 2013. LM proposed this well to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to enhance the existing monitoring network and to expedite the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) closure process for the CNTA Subsurface Corrective Action Unit. CNTA is located in Hot Creek Valley in Nye County, Nevada, adjacent to U.S. Highway 6, about 30 miles north of Warm Springs, Nevada.

October 22, 2013
Data Safer than Ever with FM-200 Installation

The consolidated data center at the Legacy Management Business Center (LMBC) in Morgantown, West Virginia, is now guarded by a state-of-the-art FM-200® Fire Suppression System. Installation of the new system began on June 11, 2013, and the system became operational on July 18.

October 22, 2013
Weaving Community and Science

Weaving Community and Science: Former Summer Intern Is Investigating Plant Uptake of Contaminants on Disposal Cell Covers

Carrie Nuva Joseph, a former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) summer intern at the Grand Junction, Colorado, office; current graduate student in the University of Arizona’s Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; and a Native American community stakeholder, is helping the Office of Legacy Management (LM) understand the effects of plant growth on engineered disposal cell covers.