REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Department of Energy is seeking public comment through an Oct. 10, 2018 Federal Register Notice on its interpretation of the statutory term “high-level radioactive waste.”  In a Dec. 4, 2018 Federal Register Notice, the public comment period was extended to Jan. 9, 2018.

EM News

Oak Ridge Crews Finish Preparing Site for New Mercury Treatment Facility
December 11, 2018
DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of EM (OREM) has completed site preparations necessary to begin construction of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility.
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Four More WTP Support Facilities Move Into Startup, Testing Phase
December 11, 2018
EM’s ORP recently turned over four more utility buildings that are part of the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant’s Balance of Facilities..
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Los Alamos Trip Completes Assistant Secretary White’s Visits to Major Cleanup Sites
December 11, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently viewed progress in EM’s cleanup at the Los Alamos Site.
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West Valley Contractor Earns Nearly Half of Award Fee for Six-Month Period in 2018
December 11, 2018
EM’s cleanup contractor at the WVDP earned $225,000 of a possible $461,080 award fee for its March through August 2018 performance period.
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Moab Project Revamps, Renews Partnering Commitment With Contractors
December 11, 2018
– EM Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Cleanup Director Russell McCallister recently approved a newly revised partnering agreement.
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Savannah River Site Engineers Ensure Safe Work Practices, Controls
December 11, 2018
EM protects workers, the public, and the environment at and around the Savannah River Site (SRS) through safe work practices.
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Carlsbad Field Office Honors Employees for Dramatically Curbing Paper Use
December 11, 2018
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently presented sustainability awards to employees for continuous improvement efforts.
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Paducah Site Launches Advanced Rescue Training for Firefighters
December 11, 2018
The fire services team at EM’s Paducah Site recently conducted vehicle extrication training courses at the site.
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New Interactive Training for Technicians Increases Safety at Hanford
December 11, 2018
Hanford Site workers have implemented a new interactive training course to ensure radiological control technicians have the tools/resources they need.
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DOE Award Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Contract
December 4, 2018
The Department of Energy today announced the award of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility contract to APTIM-North Wind Construction JV, LLC.
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EM Cleanup Sites

As the largest environmental cleanup program in the world, EM has been charged with the responsibility of cleaning up 107 sites across the country whose area is equal to the combined area of Rhode Island and Delaware. EM has made substantial progress in nearly every area of nuclear waste cleanup and has completed cleanup at 91 of these sites.

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The EM Fiscal Year 2019 budget request will provide the resources to maintain a safe and secure posture in the EM complex, and to continue moving forward with the country's largest nuclear cleanup.

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