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 

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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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DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)
DOE today issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning Project
November 14, 2018
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Post-Retrieval Activities Changing Hanford Tank Farm Footprint
A comparison of aerial photos of Hanford’s C Tank Farm highlights the significant progress to dismantle site infrastructure.
November 13, 2018
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Assistant Secretary White Connects With EM Early Career Professionals
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White joined EM early career professionals for lunch Nov. 8 at DOE headquarters.
November 13, 2018
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Summit Provides Forum to Discuss Safety of SRS Liquid Waste Cleanup
The safety challenges and successes of EM’s liquid waste cleanup mission at the Savannah River Site (SRS) were among the key themes of a recent event.
November 13, 2018
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Massive Fans to Boost Airflow in WIPP Underground
If you’re a fan of fans, a new ventilation system at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) will blow you away.
November 13, 2018
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Hanford’s WTP Receives Specialized Crane for High-Level Waste Facility
Components for a specialized 60-ton-capacity crane were delivered to Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) earlier this month.
November 13, 2018
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SRS Facility Celebrates 35th Anniversary Since Groundbreaking
In November 1983, crews broke ground for the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), the largest vitrification facility in the U.S.
November 13, 2018
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Community Leaders Tour 324 Building Mock-up at Hanford
Leaders from the communities near the Hanford Site recently visited a mock-up where workers test and train on equipment.
November 13, 2018
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American Chemical Society Designates SRS Historic Landmark
The world’s largest scientific membership society recently designated the SRS as one of the nation’s “National Historic Chemical Landmarks.”
November 13, 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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