COLUMBIA, S.C. - At an event today in Columbia, S.C., U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Inés Triay joined with U.S. House Majority Whip, Congressman James E. Clyburn, to award a total of nearly $9 million to nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in South Carolina and Northeast Georgia. The funding will be used to develop academic programs that promote minority involvement in science and technical research fields, which will help support the mission of DOE's Office of Environmental Management.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary Chu announced today that the Department of Energy has issued a final determination and market impact study for the proposed uranium transfer to fund accelerated cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio, which will create between 800 to 1,000 new jobs for the community. The market review and determination confirms that the proposed transfer of uranium will not have an adverse material impact on the domestic uranium industries.
WASHINGTON, DC - The United States signed an agreement with Portugal today to launch the installation of a portable climate observatory on Graciosa Island in the Azores.
The mobile observatory will obtain measurements of cloud and aerosol properties from the island's marine environment for 20 months, beginning in May. The measurements are expected to greatly enhance scientific understanding of the microscopic processes that occur in low-level marine clouds, and will be used to test and improve climate models.