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March 19, 2012
Idaho Site Contractor Achieves Treatment Project Milestone

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho site’s main cleanup contractor recently achieved a major performance milestone by successfully passing an operational readiness review for a first-of-a-kind facility that will treat the remaining 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive waste generated by the site’s legacy cleanup mission.

February 21, 2012
Audit Report: OAS-L-12-02

Idaho's Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory

February 15, 2012
Secretary Chu traveled to Waynesboro, Georgia, to visit the Vogtle nuclear power plant, the site of what will be the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in three decades. | Image credit: Southern Company.
Secretary Chu Visits Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant

Secretary Chu traveled to Waynesboro, Georgia, to visit the Vogtle nuclear power plant, the site of what will be the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in three decades. During remarks to more than 500 workers, Secretary Chu highlighted the steps the Obama Administration is taking to restart America’s nuclear industry as part of an all-of-the-above American energy strategy.

February 10, 2012
A crew from Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, TN,  install an S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser on its distribution network. EPB is installing more than 1,000 of the smart switches which can detect customer outages remotely, isolate damaged sections of the power lines and quickly restore power to customers.  | Photo courtesy of EPB Chattanooga
Modernizing the Grid: Getting More out of America’s Energy

As modernization of the nation’s electric grid moves forward, consumers and businesses are experiencing fewer outages, faster power restoration when outages do occur, more efficient operations, and cost savings. Here are some of the latest examples of how Smart Grid Investment Grants from the Energy Department are helping the electric grid to better serve the American people.

January 10, 2012
CX-007541: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Enhanced Geothermal Systems- Concept Testing and Development at the Raft River Geothermal Field, Idaho
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1
Date: 01/10/2012
Location(s): Idaho
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

December 21, 2011
EA-1793: Finding of No Significant Impact

Replacement Capability for Disposal of Remote-Handled Low-Level Radioactive Waste Generated at the Department of Energy’s Idaho Site

December 21, 2011
EA-1793: Final Environmental Assessment

Replacement Capability for Disposal of Remote-Handled Low-Level Radioactive Waste Generated at the Department of Energy’s Idaho Site

December 21, 2011
DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Environmental Assessment for Replacement Capability for Disposal of Remote-Handled Low Level Radioactive Waste Generated at Idaho Site

Idaho Falls, ID – After completing a careful assessment, the U.S. Department of Energy has determined that building a new facility at its Idaho National Laboratory site for continued disposal of remote-handled low level radioactive waste generated by operations at the site will not have a significant impact on the environment.

December 20, 2011
60 Years Since Nuclear Turned on the Lights

On the 60th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear power plant to produce electricity, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Peter Lyons discusses the Energy Department's and the Administration's commitment to promoting a nuclear renaissance in the United States.

December 20, 2011
CX-007396: Categorical Exclusion Determination

State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act REEZ· City of Sandpoint - Phase II
CX(s) Applied: B5.21
Date: 12/20/2011
Location(s): Idaho
Offices(s): Golden Field Office