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Environmental Cleanup

March 22, 2010
DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools to address climate change

November 12, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfer to Fund Portsmouth Cleanup

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.

November 4, 2009
Deputy Secretary Poneman: Recovery Act Putting Americans to Work and Accelerating Important Work at Savannah River Site

Launches video highlighting the jobs created at SRS through Recovery

August 4, 2009
Department of Energy and USEC Announce Decision to Delay USEC Loan Guarantee Application Final Review

Additional time will allow company to address financial and technical concerns about its application

August 4, 2009
New Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp a Day

EIA: Household costs increase about 23 cents per day by 2030

April 22, 2009
Op-Ed by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis: Building the American Clean Energy Economy

To commemorate Earth Day, the op-ed below on green jobs and energy independence by Secretaries Steven Chu and Hilda Solis ran in the following papers yesterday and today:

Austin American-Statesman
Buffalo News
Denver Post
Montgomery Advertiser
Omaha World Herald
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 22, 2009
US Department of Energy Promotes Special Earth Week Feature on

Simple Steps Will Help Consumers Save Money -- and the Planet

March 27, 2009
U.S. and Portugal Sign Agreement for Climate Research Collaboration

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.

July 1, 2011
DOE Completes Cleanup at New York, California Sites

Recovery Act funds accelerate cleanup; support job creation and footprint reduction

May 12, 2011
DOE Surpasses Cleanup Target Ahead of Schedule

Recovery Act Investment Saves Money, Trains Workers, Creates Jobs