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June 12, 2018
2018 National Cleanup Workshop logo
Advance Agenda Now Available for 2018 National Cleanup Workshop
An advance agenda is now available for the 2018 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Ctr
June 6, 2018
The demolition site of Building H2 at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) in Niskayuna, New York.
Building Demolition Completed At Separations Process Research Unit
DOE has completed the last phase of building demolition at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU).
May 14, 2018
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in New Mexico
DOE Moving Forward With Key WIPP Infrastructure Upgrade
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is moving forward with a key infrastructure upgrade at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.
March 30, 2018
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
Anne Marie White Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management
Anne Marie White was sworn in March 29 as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.
March 1, 2018
Jeffrey Kash Grimes, Director of the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC)
Director Named For DOE Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center
Environmental Management announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Kash Grimes as Director of Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center.
December 28, 2017
2017 EM Year in Review Cover Photo
‘2017 Year in Review’ Outlines EM’s Cleanup Achievements
EM has published its 2017 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of this year.
November 2, 2017
The project team was led by, from left, Doug Greenwell with Hanford tank farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), Reggie Eakins Jr. of the EM Office of River Protection, and Sebastien Guillot, WRPS.
EM Wins Top Project Management Institute Recognition, Two Awards for Excellence
The Project Management Institute (PMI) named a Hanford Site tank recovery effort its international Project of the Year for 2017.
September 6, 2017
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
Nuclear Cleanup Caucus to Focus on Increasing Urgency in Cleanup at Sept. 13 Event
DOE headquarters and site officials will participate in a panel discussion for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
September 5, 2017
Hanford By the Numbers Screenshot
Cleanup by the Numbers: EM Releases New Infographics on Sites’ Progress
EM has updated its set of “By the Numbers” infographics, filled with metrics and factoids demonstrating EM’s cleanup progress.
August 30, 2017
2017 National Cleanup Workshop
Deputy Energy Secretary to Provide Keynote at 2017 National Cleanup Workshop
Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is set to provide a keynote address at the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop.
August 23, 2017
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
EM to Host Acquisition Workshop Sept. 15
EM is scheduled to conduct a workshop Sept. 15 at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.
August 7, 2017
National Cleanup Workshop
Advance Agenda Now Available for 2017 National Cleanup Workshop
An advance agenda is now available for the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 13-14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.
July 28, 2017
"Z-Plant" Last Major PFP Building Now Coming Down
Demolition of Former Plutonium Finishing Plant Processing Building Now Underway
Demolition is now underway on the facility that once produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium.
July 26, 2017
2017 National Cleanup Workshop
DOE, Industry, Community Representatives to Join 2017 National Cleanup Workshop
Senior DOE officials, industry executives & community representatives from across the US are set to participate in the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop
June 22, 2017
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
EM's Next Business Opportunity Forum is July 13
EM's next quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program is Thursday, July 13 at DOE HQ.
June 15, 2017
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
DOE Releases Full Text of EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
DOE released Wednesday the full text of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Congressional Budget Request of $6.5 billion for EM.
May 25, 2017
Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange Testifies on EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request to U.S. House Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified today on EM’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget request before the U.S. House C...
May 24, 2017
Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange Testifies on EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request to Congressional Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified today on EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request before the U.S. Senate Commi...
May 23, 2017
EM Rolls Out Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM today rolled out its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget request of $6.5 billion. This marks EM’s largest budget request in a de...
April 10, 2017
A truck arrives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant with the first shipment of transuranic waste to be shipped to the site after its reopening in January.
WIPP Receives First Shipment Since Reopening

CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) today announced receipt of its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste since WIPP...

March 20, 2017
Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange and Rob Buckingham, director of the Center for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, shake hands after signing the Statement of Intent.
EM, United Kingdom to Expand Collaboration on Robotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) have agreed to further collaborate to develop and apply robotics to...

March 3, 2017
EM's Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange and Idaho's Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter speak to a crowd in celebration of the completion of the retrieval of over 53,000 cubic meters of waste at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
Crews at the DOE Idaho Site Complete Transuranic Waste Retrieval

Idaho Falls, Idaho - For more than 20 years, a gigantic building – covering seven acres of land at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho site – has...

February 15, 2017
Business Opportunity Forum is March 7 at Waste Management Conference in Phoenix

PHOENIX – EM's next quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program is set for Tuesday,...

January 12, 2017
EM News Flashes
Third National Cleanup Workshop Set for Sept. 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Communities Alliance, in cooperation with EM and the Energy Facility Contractors Group, is set to hold the third Na...
January 6, 2017
DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at Santa Susana Field Lab

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for cleanup of Area...