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April 20, 2015
Tribal Leader Forum on Tribal Energy and Economic Development: Tribal Utility Formation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting the 11th in a series of planned strategic energy development forums for tribal leaders and interested staff on “Tribal Energy and Economic Development: Tribal Utility Formation.”

March 19, 2015
New Mexico Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering a series of interactive workshops that will walk participants through the process for developing community -scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

February 26, 2015
David Harris, with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education radiochemistry laboratory, conducts a fusion to dissolve a soil sample. This work was part of the 2014 Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks Full-Scale Exercise.
NAMP Participates in Homeland Security Exercise

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents participated in a multi-agency exercise that simulated emergency response scenarios in Denver and Chicago.

January 23, 2015
EIS-0350-SA-02: Final Supplement Analysis

Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico Supplement Analysis

November 26, 2014
CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day

CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day

November 26, 2014
From left, NWP President and Project Manager Bob McQuinn, CBFO Manager Joe Franco, and CBFO organizers Margaret Gee, Martin Navarrete, and Dennis Miehls, hold up some of the donated coats that will be provided to Carlsbad area schools. CBFO organizers not pictured are Andrea Cooper, Kristi Squires, and Russ Patterson. NWP organizers not pictured are Bertha Cassingham, Dana Dorr, Yolanda Salmon, and Yolanda Navarrete.
CBFO and WIPP Volunteerism Makes a Big Difference This Winter for Little Ones

CARLSBAD, N.M. – November’s winter chill started early in New Mexico. However, children in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area should be able to keep warm while outdoors thanks in part to the actions of the EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team of employees.

November 26, 2014
Workers reached a record-breaking depth of 1,100 feet with a sonic drill rig.
Los Alamos Drills to Record-breaking Depths

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – The EM-supported Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory is pushing the limits of drilling technology with the use of a sonic drill rig to drill coreholes more than 1,100 feet deep in support of a chromium remediation project.

October 30, 2014
Solar Energy to Benefit from New FERC Interconnection Procedures

As a major win for solar and testament to the impact of Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative funded research at the national labs, this past month Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the adoption of new “fast track” rules to make the interconnection process dramatically cheaper and faster for small wholesale energy projects, representing a major improvement with nationwide impacts.

October 18, 2014
EA-1212-SA-01: Final Supplement Analysis

Final Supplement Analysis for the Environmental Assessment for the Lease of Land for the Development of a Research Park at Los Alamos National Laboratory

October 16, 2014
CBFO Manager Joe Franco, left, and EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney discuss points of interest on a map of the WIPP underground.
Head of EM Visits Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for First Underground Tour Since February Incidents

CARLBAD, N.M. – EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney today visited the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., where he became the first non-WIPP employee to tour the underground facility since a truck fire and unrelated radiological release temporarily closed the facility in February.