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Environmental Cleanup

August 5, 2013
Risk Removal

Risk removal is the most crucial and pivotal action for EM to achieve its missions locally. The organization works to protect the environment and residents’ and employees’ health, provide clean land for future generations, and bolster DOE missions, modernization, and economic development in Oak Ridge. All of these goals hinge on successfully removing environmentally-threatening risks.

February 11, 2013
The Office of Nuclear Energy's mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource that can meet the United State's energy, environmental and national security needs.
Office of Nuclear Energy Launches New Website

A new website for NE means easier access to information and more up-to-date news for users. Check it out!

January 30, 2013
Legacy Management Sites
January 15, 2013
Secretary Chu, Governor Gregoire Issue Statement on Hanford Cleanup

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Governor Chris Gregoire issued a joint statement on the cleanup efforts underway at Hanford.

December 21, 2012
The Rocky Flats Plant was first established in 1951 as a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. Today, almost 4,000 acres make up the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Located just 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, the refuge provides a habitat for migratory birds and mammals. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 21, 2012
Atlas IV was created by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and includes input from the more than 400 organizations in 43 states and four Canadian provinces that make up the Department’s seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (as shown above). <a href="http://www.natcarbviewer.com/">See this map here.</a>
New Carbon Storage Atlas Shows Hundreds of Years of CO2 Storage Potential

Atlas IV details how and where the CO2 could be stored, as well as some of the most important ways it could be re-used.

November 7, 2012
A Yuma bat flying inside the clearwell at 100-F Area. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management.
Roosting Spot for These Nocturnal Mammals is Just Batty

Approximately 6,000 bats roost from mid-March to mid-October inside Hanford’s 100-F Area.

October 9, 2012
Third Annual Science Alliance Takes Place in Ohio

Students from across Ohio joined Energy Department staff for a hands-on learning experience at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

October 1, 2012
Dr. James R. Schlesinger, the first Secretary of Energy, unveils the signplate at the Energy Department's temporary headquarters on October 1, 1977.
DOE at Day One

In the 35 years since the Energy Department first opened its doors, our mission still remains: ensuring the nation’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through science and technology solutions.