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

Los Alamos Interim Measure Shows Progress in Reducing Contaminant Plume
July 16, 2019
(EM-LA) and cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear are seeing positive results from an an interim measure to contain and control migration in water.
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Idaho Site Safely Resizes, Repackages Challenging Waste Boxes for Disposal
July 16, 2019
EM crews at the Idaho National Laboratory Site have safely finished reducing the size of large, contaminated legacy waste boxes and debris.
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SRS Protective Force Services Contractor Receives ‘Excellent’ Scorecard Rating
July 16, 2019
Savannah River Site (SRS) protective force services contractor Centerra-SRS earned an overall “excellent” performance rating and about $3.1 million.
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Upgrades Underway as WIPP Marks 30 Years of Protection From Lightning
July 16, 2019
The EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s lightning protection system, which has weathered 30 years in the New Mexico desert, is getting needed repairs.
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DOE Honors SRS Aviation Program With National Excellence Award
July 16, 2019
DOE recently honored the Savannah River Site’s aviation department with an excellence award, presented annually to the top program across the DOE.
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Engineer Wins Award for Analysis Advancing SRS Waste Disposal
July 16, 2019
Liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site recently honored one of its employees for his analysis that will help measure environmental risk.
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Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
July 15, 2019
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
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Hanford Workers Protect Environment, Further Safety With Tank Farm Barrier
July 9, 2019
EM’s Hanford Office of River Protection took another step forward by installing an interim surface barrier in SX Tank Farm.
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West Valley Continues Progress in Knocking Down Support Buildings
July 9, 2019
EM crews recently demolished a former utility building at the West Valley Demonstration Project.
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Health Physicist Recruits Graduates to Idaho Site
July 9, 2019
An early career professional is recruiting college graduates to work in EM’s cleanup at the Idaho National Laboratory
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