Office of Environmental Management

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 2020 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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EM News

DOE, EM Leaders Detail New Initiatives to Accelerate Cleanup at Caucus Event
June 11, 2019
Leaders from EM told an audience last week that new initiatives in contracting and high level radioactive waste hold can accelerate cleanup.
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Savannah River Site Breaks Ground on Saltstone Disposal Units 8 and 9
June 11, 2019
EM workers broke ground June 10 on two more large-scale units.
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Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant Demolition Making Significant Progress
June 11, 2019
The footprint of the Hanford Site’s Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) is shrinking.
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Oak Ridge Workers Recover Mercury, Prevent Future Release
June 11, 2019
Crews recently recovered more than a ton of mercury from an aging facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
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Latest Demolition Brings EM’s West Valley Teardown Total to 62
June 11, 2019
Workers recently tore down a facility housing a former liquid pretreatment system.
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Moab Project Marks 1,000 Workdays Safety Milestone
June 11, 2019
EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project recently reached a safety milestone of 1,000 workdays without a lost-time injury or illness.
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Video Series Showcases Oak Ridge Technology for Mercury Cleanup
June 11, 2019
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management released the final installment of its video series spotlighting the site’s environmental research.
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Savannah River Site Shares Science with Charleston Students
June 11, 2019
Engineers, scientists, and others supporting EM recently volunteered for the Savannah River Site (SRS) Science Day.
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Partnership Agreement Furthers EM Paducah Mission
June 11, 2019
EM’s Paducah Site leaders recently met with managers from Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership for one of two partnering sessions scheduled for 2019.
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High-Tech Heart Rate Monitoring Arrives for WIPP Workers
June 11, 2019
EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is going high-tech in its battle against heat stress.
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