Office of Environmental Management

Under Secretary Paul Dabbar to Join Event for Cleanup Caucus

April 10, 2018

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Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar (left) is briefed by SRNL Senior Fellow Scientist Bob Pierce on research for processing graphite fuel during Dabbar’s recent visit to the SRS. Taylor Playforth of DOE Congressional Affairs is in the background.
The Subsurface Disposal Area before and after (illustrated) cap construction.
Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar (left) is briefed by SRNL Senior Fellow Scientist Bob Pierce on research for processing graphite fuel during Dabbar’s recent visit to the SRS. Taylor Playforth of DOE Congressional Affairs is in the background.

WASHINGTON, D.C.DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar will speak at an event for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on Wednesday, April 11, discussing EM and national laboratory priorities.  

   “After visiting many EM sites and national labs over the past several months, I am impressed by the progress being made in the field when it comes to environmental cleanup and American innovation,” Dabbar said. “Increased synergy among EM, our labs, and the Office of Science is putting us on a stronger path. I look forward to discussing ongoing efforts to boost momentum across the board.” 

   DOE’s offices of EM, Science, Technology Transitions, Legacy Management, and the National Laboratory Operations Board, fall under Dabbar’s purview. 

   During his six months on the job, including some lab visits prior to confirmation, Under Secretary Dabbar has visited 11 DOE sites, including Hanford, the Savannah River Site and the Savannah River National Laboratory, and all 10 of the Science-run National Labs.

   Chaired by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, and co-chaired by Rep. Ben Luján of New Mexico, the bipartisan caucus serves to educate lawmakers about EM and advocate for cleanup in Congress.

   Sponsored by the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and Energy Facility Contractors Group, the event is at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 2043 and 2044 of the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 

   To RSVP, email cleanup@nei.org.

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