The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) is pleased to announce its newly released LM 2016–2025 Strategic Plan. This is the fourth strategic plan since LM’s inception in December 2003. Through the organization’s continued growth and learning, LM has adopted more effective and efficient ways to carry out responsibilities to both people and the environment. While the LM 2016–2025 Strategic Plan format remains the same as the 2011–2020 version, the plan has evolved to better accomplish LM’s mission and goals, and allocate taxpayer monies.
Technical exchange meeting attendees (from left) Don Metzler, EM; Ken Karp, LM contractor; Mark Kautsky, LM; and Scott Den Baars, LM contractor; mingle with past and present co-workers during the meet and greet.
Records Management (RM) personnel hosted Greg Lewis and Lokie Harmond of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security, Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support (AU-14) during a visit to the DOE Office of Legacy Management Business Center (LMBC) in Morgantown, West Virginia, in early May.
Observing the remedial and ecological changes from atop the Fernald Preserve On-Site Disposal Facility (from left to right) Yvonne Deyo (Navarro), Jonathan Graebener (U.S. Army Interagency Fellow), Tania Smith Taylor (DOE LM),
The small town of Rifle, Colorado, has an interesting history related to uranium and vanadium production. A mineral found near Rifle, called roscolite, contains both vanadium and uranium but was originally mined and milled for its vanadium content. Union Carbide Corporation began milling the ore in 1924 at what is now referred to as the Old Rifle mill site.
A working committee of local historic preservation specialists held their monthly meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Grand Junction, Colorado, Office on February 2, 2016. The group also participated in a private tour of the site’s historic log cabin. The committee consists of representatives from the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Museums of Western Colorado.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) are working with a local land trust organization to acquire conservation easements within the Paddys Run watershed. Funds for this effort are provided from a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) natural-resource damage settlement. DOE and Ohio EPA settled their claim in November 2008. As part of the settlement, DOE paid $13.75 million to compensate for natural resource injury.