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

ETTP’s Longest Operating Facility Demolished in Oak Ridge
March 19, 2019
Workers recently completed demolition on Building K-1414, a garage that was the longest operating facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
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SRS Begins Constructing Large-Scale Disposal Unit
March 19, 2019
EM and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, has begun constructing the outer shell of the site’s salt-stone disposal unit.
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From Graphic Artist to Idaho Nuclear Facility Manager
March 19, 2019
There’s one critical position that oversees the compliance and safety of all operations, the Nuclear Facility Manager.
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SRS-Area Team Wins Regional DOE Science Bowl
March 19, 2019
Many of our future scientists, engineers and mathematicians recently put their knowledge to the test during this year’s DOE's Regional Science Bowl.
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Hanford Site Focuses on the Workforce of the Future
March 19, 2019
Outside of cleanup, one of the biggest priorities at the Hanford Site is developing its future workforce.
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Remembering Utah’s Famous Geologist Decades Before Moab Cleanup
March 19, 2019
With its unique landscape and national and state parks, Moab is a tourist destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts.
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Senior EM Managers Look Back and Forward at Waste Management Symposia Session
March 12, 2019
The Department of Energy environmental cleanup program was born in 1989 from the alignment of a new presidential administration and energy secretary
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette: DOE Committed to Continued Success of Environmental Cleanup
March 12, 2019
The Department of Energy is committed to ensuring the continued success of the Office of Environmental Management cleanup program.
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Idaho Site Featured at 2019 Waste Management Symposia
March 12, 2019
The Idaho National Laboratory was the featured U.S. site at this year’s Waste Management Symposia, a nod to the lab celebrating its 70th anniversary.
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Waste Management Panel Ponders Finding and Keeping Next Generation Professionals
March 12, 2019
The waste management industry faces a big challenge in becoming “Millennial-friendly,” as it grapples how to attract and keep its next generation.
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