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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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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Panelists Discuss WIPP’s Future and Implementing New Waste Acceptance Criteria
March 12, 2019
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, celebrates its 20th anniversary on March 26 and continues to be a critical part of DOE environmental cleanup strategy
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Women in Waste Management Discussion Focuses on Transformational Leadership
March 12, 2019
Panelists agreed during the Women in Waste Management discussion at the 2019 Waste Management Symposia.
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PPPO on Track for Sustained Success in Coming Years
March 12, 2019
The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office updated an audience at the 2019 Waste Management Symposia on progress being made on cleanup.
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Hanford Contractor Talks Future of Site’s Infrastructure Needs
March 12, 2019
The Hanford Site is focused on key infrastructure needs to ensure it is well-prepared for the future.
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DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site (SRS) Paramilitary Security Services
March 6, 2019
DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site (SRS) Paramilitary Security Services
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DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
March 6, 2019
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
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