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

Oak Ridge Crews Finish Removing Mercury-Contaminated Equipment
DOE OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have completed demolition of the West Column Exchange equipment at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
November 20, 2018
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EM Sites Donate Thousands of Pounds of Food to People in Need
EM federal & contractor employees across DOE donated tens of thousands of pounds of food for people in need during the annual Feds Feed Families.
November 20, 2018
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Robotic Crawlers Inspect Bottom of Hanford Double-Shell Tank
ORP and contractor WRPS are starting to get to the bottom of things when it comes to learning more about Hanford’s double-shell liquid waste tanks.
November 20, 2018
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Hanford Site Workers and Their Families Pitch in for Turkey Drive
Employees from EM Richland Operations Office contractor MSA and their families pitched in for people in need this Thanksgiving holiday.
November 20, 2018
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Idaho Site Completes Third Fuel Shipment to Research Reactors in 2018
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently completed the third and final shipment of lightly irradiated fuel elements.
November 20, 2018
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Oak Ridge Highlights EM Career Diversity at Local High School
Employees from DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) spoke with freshmen and sophomores enrolled in computer science classes.
November 20, 2018
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West Valley Crews Collect 360 Turkeys, Other Food for Area Families
Workers at EM’s WVDP held its annual food drive last week, a tradition that has delivered more than 1.8 million pounds of food to people in need.
November 20, 2018
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Infrastructure Improvements Enhance Paducah Safety, Sustainability
EM recently completed several infrastructure improvements aimed at ensuring safety, health, & security at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
November 20, 2018
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Next EM Update Scheduled for Dec. 4
We will not be publishing an EM Update newsletter on Tuesday, Nov. 27. We will return to our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
November 20, 2018
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DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Environmental Management (EM) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) - Radioactive Waste Man...
The DOE today issued a RFI/Sources Sought for the EM Idaho Cleanup Project - Radioactive Waste Management Complex Closure and Other Mission Objectives
November 14, 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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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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