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January 8, 2013
Speaker Dr. Daniel Rahn at the Health Disparaties Conference.
Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities

The Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Reducing Health Disparities through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities, was held in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 28 through December 1, 2012.

January 8, 2013
Award ceremony (left to right): Melvin G. Williams, Jr., Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); 
Mary Sizemore, Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator, Office of Legacy Management (LM) contractor; 
Tracy Ribeiro, EMS Coordinator, LM; Tom Pauling, Director of Site Operations, LM; Dave Geiser, Director, LM; and 
Jennifer MacDonald, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, DOE.
LM Receives Sustainability Award

The Office of Legacy Management (LM) was one of 20 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) organizations to receive a DOE 2012 Sustainability Award on September 27, 2012.

January 8, 2013
A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site.
LM FIMS Database

Several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) projects were completed and updated in the Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) this year. FIMS is DOE’s real property database that stores data related to land and anything permanently affixed to it, such as buildings, fences, and roads.

January 7, 2013
Nearly 400,000 x-rays of former DOE contractor employees have been digitized to support LM records retention requirements.
LM Completes X-Ray Film Digitization Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) has successfully completed a project to digitize nearly 400,000 medical x‑rays of former DOE contractor employees.

October 16, 2012
DOE will continue monitoring excavations in Monticello's streets and will dispose of tailings that are found that had been used for fill around utility lines. Monitoring of groundwater at the former mill site and treatment of contaminated water east of the mill site will also continue.
Completion of the Five-Year Reviews for the Monticello, Utah, Radioactively Contaminated Properties Site (Monticello Vicinity Properties) and the Monticello Mill Tailings Site

Five-year reviews for the two Monticello, Utah, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites were completed in June 2012 by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

October 16, 2012
Rich Bush, DOE Site Manager, explains the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site to Colorado Mesa University students.
DOE and Colorado Mesa University Education Agreement Expands LM's Site Reuse Portfolio

A partnership with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colorado, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently provided a chance for CMU students and their instructor to visit the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site.

October 16, 2012
LM Co-Hosts Internatonal Workshop on Uranium Legacy Sites

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) co-hosted, with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a week of visits to DOE sites in Colorado and Utah, and a 4-day workshop in Grand Junction, Colorado.

October 16, 2012
LM Conducts Groundwater and Soil Investigation at Riverton, Wyoming, in Response to 2010 Flood

A team representing two Federal agencies—the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management and the U.S. Geological Survey—is evaluating redistribution of contaminants at the Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site

October 16, 2012
LM's New Role for the DOE Title X Reimbursement Program

In May 2011, the Title X claim review and audit function was transferred from the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) to the Office of Legacy Management (LM).

July 13, 2012
Environmental Justice Activities: Community Leaders' Institute, West Columbia, South Carolina

The Midlands Community Leaders’ Institute (CLI), sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, South Carolina State University, and Brookland Baptist Church was held in West Columbia, South Carolina, on July 13 and 14, 2012.