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

Energy Secretary Perry’s Oak Ridge Tour Highlights Research, Partnerships
May 14, 2019
Rick Perry and Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Oak Ridge, where they learned about a partnership between EM and DOE's office of Science.
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West Valley Advances Facility Deactivation by Relocating Containers for Disposal
May 14, 2019
EM and West Valley Demonstration Project Site gained ground in the deactivation of a Cold War facility.
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EM Awards WVDP Contractor $346,000 of Available Fee for Six-Month Period
May 14, 2019
West Valley Demonstration Project Site recently awarded CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley nearly $346,000.
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Upgraded Modeling System Supports Long-Term Hanford Cleanup Decisions
May 14, 2019
A upgraded computer modeling system with the combined power of more than 1,100 desktop computers improves the analysis of environmental data.
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Researchers Continue EM Support in Transition From University to National Labs
May 14, 2019
Three researchers who focused on EM remediation efforts at Florida International University have been hired by DOE national laboratories.
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EM Highlights Essential Role of Small Business in Cleanup Mission
May 14, 2019
Mission Support Alliance, Watts Construction, a local small business contractor in Kennewick, Washington, is replacing old raw water pumps.
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Idaho Waste Treatment Plant Benefits From Young Engineer's Talent, Dedication
May 14, 2019
Allyson Ferry proved her value as a new employee of the EM cleanup at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory Site after graduating from University.
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Oak Ridge EM Integral to Tennessee's Growing Safety Fest
May 14, 2019
Communities across eastern Tennessee continued supporting Safety Fest TN this year.
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Hanford Fire Department Prepares for Fire Season and Heavier Vegetation Growth
May 14, 2019
Each year, the Hanford Fire Department prepares for the wildland fire season to ensure personnel and equipment are ready.
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Efficiencies Drive Continued Success of Hanford Groundwater Treatment
May 7, 2019
The Hanford Site groundwater treatment team is making substantial progress in its cleanup mission.
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