REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Department of Energy is seeking public comment through a Federal Register Notice on its interpretation of the statutory term “high-level radioactive waste.”  The notice was published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, and is provided below.  A 60-day public comment period ends on December 10, 2018.

Federal Register Notice of Public Comment Period 

EM News

ORP Energizes Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Analytical Lab
EM’s ORP safely finished energizing the Analytical Laboratory at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) recently.
October 16, 2018
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West Valley Continues Cleanup Progress at Contact Size Reduction Facility
Workers continued cleanup progress after recently removing a 2,000-pound dust collector from a facility slated for demolition at EM’s WVDP Site.
October 16, 2018
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EM, PNNL Test Novel Sensor Technology for Hanford Waste Tanks
It’s nearly impossible to see the integrity of metal plates that form the base of the DSTs buried at Hanford, but hearing them may help researchers.
October 16, 2018
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Portsmouth Contractor Receives ‘Good’ Evaluation, Earns 74 Percent of 2017 Fee
EM gave its D&D contractor at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio a “good” evaluation.
October 16, 2018
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EM Appoints New Members to Environmental Management Advisory Board
EM recently announced the appointment of seven industry leaders to DOE’s EMAB. They join 11 returning board members.
October 16, 2018
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National Safety Council Names Oak Ridge Managers Safety Stars
The National Safety Council recognized two safety managers with DOE’s OREM cleanup contractor as 2018 Rising Stars of Safety.
October 16, 2018
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Hanford Patrol Hosts Police Canine Training
Hanford Patrol officers from EM RL contractor Mission Support Alliance hosted 87 law enforcement teams from across Washington state.
October 16, 2018
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Local Science Festival Features Public Tours of Moab Project
– EM’s Moab UMTRA Project recently welcomed more than 40 members of the public to the site as a part of the third annual Moab Festival of Science.
October 16, 2018
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Portsmouth Contractor Earns Eighth Consecutive ‘STAR’ Safety Recognition
EM contractor PMA recently received DOE VPP “STAR” recognition for the eighth consecutive year on behalf of the infrastructure support workforce.
October 16, 2018
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DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Environmental Management (EM) West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Phase 1B D...
DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for EM WVDP Phase 1B Deactivation & Demolition (D&D) and Soil Remediation Procurement
October 10, 2018
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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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FY 2019 Budget Request Graphic

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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