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August 27, 2014
 Students in the Nebo School District pose with the winning posters from a competition held by the Utah State Energy Program. |Photo courtesy of the National Energy Foundation
Utah School Children “Help Utah Out, Turn off the Spout!”

Utah is working to ensure the resiliency of its future water and energy systems with funding from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program. In fact, the state developed its own Water Energy in Action educational program –in conjunction with the National Energy Foundation – to educate K-12 students and teachers about the many uses of water.

June 30, 2014
The caped comb shows that the queen bee has laid eggs in the hives.
Moab Site is ‘Beezy’ with a New Kind of Worker

MOAB, Utah – Things are abuzz at EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site in Utah. This spring, two Italian honeybee hives were started on the site’s northeast portion.

April 24, 2014
CX-012015: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Enhanced Wind Resource Assessment with Sonic Ranging and Detection at Tooele Army Depot
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1
Date: 04/24/2014
Location(s): Utah
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

September 10, 2013
CX-011042: Categorical Exclusion Determination

High Hydrogen, Low Methane Syngas from Low Ranked Coals for Coal-to-Liquids Production
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/10/2013
Location(s): Utah
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 20, 2013
At Tuesday's Grand County Council meeting in Utah, Moab Federal Project Director Donald Metzler, center, moves a piece from a plaque representing Moab’s uranium mill tailings pile to a plaque representing the disposal cell in recognition of the site achieving a milestone by shipping 6 million tons of the tailings. Grand County Council Chair Gene Ciarus is on the left and Grand County Council Vice Chair Lynn Jackson is on the right.
Moab Marks 6-Million-Ton Cleanup Milestone

MOAB, Utah – 6,000,000 is a big number, and it marks a significant cleanup milestone in the Beehive State.

May 29, 2013

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May 2, 2013
Students from the University of Utah contemplate the hillside geology at the rail load out area while Moab Federal Project Director Donald Metzler (in orange vest) addresses a question. The uranium mill tailings pile is behind and below the viewing area.
Moab Project Offers Unique Educational Resource in Site Tours

MOAB, Utah – As the weather warms up, EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site in southeastern Utah becomes a popular destination for tours, especially by universities.

March 14, 2013
Moab Site employees
EM Leaders Visit Employees at Moab Site

EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin and EM Consolidated Business Center Director Jack Craig visited the Moab Project sites in Utah on March 12.

January 4, 2013
In the 1950s, one of the largest uranium deposits in the U.S. was found near Moab, Utah. The Department of Energy began cleaning up the uranium mill tailings from the Moab Site in April 2009, using steel containers to transport more than five million tons of tailings for safe disposal near Crescent Junction, Utah. In this May 2012 photo, one of the trains is shown on the Union Pacific Railroad in Utah, passing a butte capped by a familiar southwest U.S. rock formation known as Navajo Sandstone. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: An Express Train to Crescent Junction

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December 27, 2012
Laborers place a disposable liner in a tailings container.
Moab Project Continues Progress on Tailings Removal with Contract Transition

MOAB, Utah – The Moab mill tailings removal project in Utah ended the year having shipped more than 35 percent of the total 16 million tons of uranium mill tailings off-site.

The tailings are being transported by rail 30 miles north to a disposal cell for permanent storage. More than 1 million tons of tailings were shipped during fiscal year 2012, which closed at the end of September.