Top EM officials and leaders from cleanup communities will headline the 2022 National Cleanup Workshop that will be held Sept. 21-23 in Arlington, Virginia.

Top EM officials and leaders from cleanup communities will headline the 2022 National Cleanup Workshop that will be held Sept. 21-23 in Arlington, Virginia.

Speakers will include William “Ike” White, EM senior advisor; Candice Robertson, acting EM principal deputy assistant secretary; and other officials from EM headquarters and field sites.

Participants also will include Brent Gerry, mayor of the City of West Richland, Washington, and Rebecca Casper, mayor of the City of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The annual workshop brings together DOE executives, industry leaders, national and local elected officials, and other stakeholders to discuss EM's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation's Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program.

This year’s program theme is “Clearing the Decks to Enable the Next Decade of Cleanup Success.”

Topics to be discussed will include EM successes at field sites over the past year; upcoming EM acquisition plans and schedules; lessons learned toward improving project performance; entering a new era for Hanford tank waste treatment; developing the future EM workforce; and resolving key community and state issues, among others.

The Energy Communities Alliance sponsors the workshop in cooperation with EM and the Energy Facility Contractors Group. For further information on the agenda and conference registration, please see EM’s 2022 National Cleanup Workshop website.