The Nevada National Security Sites (NNSS) was used from 1951 to 1992 to conduct a total of 100 atmospheric and 828 underground nuclear weapons tests. As a result, some groundwater, surface soils, and industrial facilities were contaminated on the NNSS and the surrounding Nevada Test and Training Range. The DOE’s EM Nevada Program is responsible for completing cleanup actions at these historic nuclear testing locations. Watch the video above to learn more about the EM Nevada Program.

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Nevada National Security Site 101 Video 2021
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EM Program Manager

Robert Boehlecke, EM Program Manager 



Rob Boehlecke has served as Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Program since 2017 and possesses more than 25 years of experience in the environmental restoration and waste management fields. As Program Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the safe, secure, and successful execution of several environmental cleanup missions at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and surrounding locations, including soil and infrastructure remediation, groundwater characterization, long-term monitoring, and radioactive waste management.

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High-Level Budget Information

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FY23 Request

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FY23 Enacted

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FY24 Request

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$76 $63 $63 $62

For more information on the Office of Environmental Management's budget process and performance check out the Budget & Performance page.

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