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

Lower-Risk Demolition Resumes on Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant
April 16, 2019
Demolition began last week on a vault at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site.
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EM Moves Major Step Closer to Completing Idaho Waste Exhumation Project
April 16, 2019
EM crews recently finished exhuming radioactive and hazardous waste from a combined area of 5 acres at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex.
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EM’s Vision for Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park is Being Realized
April 16, 2019
Employees from Oak Ridge’s EM program and its lead contractor, UCOR, took the stage at the annual U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN) regional conference.
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EM Continues IT Collaboration
April 16, 2019
Federal and contractor employees from EM gathered at DOE headquarters this month to collaborate on effective ways to improve operations.
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Transporter Tests Validate Design, Capabilities of Waste Transfer at Hanford Plant
April 16, 2019
The immobilized low-activity waste transporter system is capable of safely moving containers filled with a mix of glass and waste.
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3-D Technology Supports Building Design for Hanford’s DFLAW Program
April 16, 2019
Richland contractor Mission Support Alliance is using industry best practices and 3-D modeling software to help design a new water treatment facility.
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Wounded Veterans, Mobility Impaired Hunters Take Part in SRS Turkey Hunt
April 16, 2019
The Savannah River Site recently hosted the Annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for wounded military veterans and mobility impaired hunters.
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SRS Contractor Awards Students With Scholarships, Teachers with Grants
April 16, 2019
liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation recently awarded college scholarships to local high school students.
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Military Program Honors Hanford Supervisor for Supporting Citizen Soldier
April 16, 2019
A U.S. Department of Defense program recently honored a Hanfod Site supervisor.
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DOE Releases Sources Sought for Environmental Management (EM) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) - Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensing...
April 10, 2019
DOE Releases Sources Sought for Environmental Management (EM) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) - Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensing and Other
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