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March 24, 2015
Three trucks transport nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. | Energy Department photo.
Moving Forward to Address Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal

Today, Secretary Moniz announced that the Energy Department is moving forward with planning for a separate repository for high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities.

March 24, 2015
Secretary Moniz's Remarks on “A Look Back on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future” at the Bipartisan Policy Center -- As Delivered

Secretary Moniz's remarks, as delivered, on Nuclear Waste Disposal at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2015.

March 23, 2015
Secretary Moniz's Remarks at the 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference -- As Delivered

Secretary Moniz's remarks, as delivered, at the 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 2015.

February 6, 2015
Between 1993 and 2013, the Megatons to Megawatts program turned the nuclear material from 20,000 warheads into usable electricity. | Photo courtesy of NNSA.
The National Security Strategy Keeps America Safe and Prosperous

The Department of Energy plays an important role in implementing the President's Nuclear Security Strategy.

July 15, 2014
Energy Expos

Students work in groups to create hands-on exhibits about the energy sources that power the nation, ways to save energy at home and school, and conventional and alternative transportation fuels.

April 10, 2014
This graphic shows the benefit of applying a thin film as a polymer coating to waste containment bags used for radioactive waste shipments.
EM Lab Addresses Waste Challenge, Improves Worker Safety

AIKEN, S.C. – EM is funding research at the Savannah River National Laboratory to develop a material to safely contain the radioactive waste generated by a planned multi-year decontamination project at the Savannah River Site (SRS) while the waste is being shipped for disposal.

November 12, 2013
U.S. Department of Energy to Host Press Call on Radioactive Waste Shipment and Disposal

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a press call to discuss Consolidated Edison Uranium Solidification Project (CEUSP) shipment and disposal plans in Nevada.

September 24, 2013
Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment and Disposition Framework

Completing the Office of River Protection (ORP) mission of stabilizing 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in Hanford’s 177 tanks is one of the Energy Department's highest priorities. This Framework document outlines a phased approach for beginning tank waste treatment while continuing to resolve technical issues with the Pretreatment and High-Level Waste Facilities.

September 6, 2013
Community Action Committee Senior/Social/Transit Assistant Program Director Pamela Crawford unloads pantry donations from EM’s Portsmouth site employees. | Photos courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management.
EM's Portsmouth Site Donations Lead to Food Pantry Reopening

As part of the annual Feds Feeds Families initiative, an Office of Environmental Management field office contributed enough food to a local pantry to reopen it for families in need.

August 9, 2013
Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program interns at Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Energy Department photo.
Sending off our Summer Interns with Energy Literacy & Work Experience

Sharing lessons-learned from the a summer internship through the Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program.