REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Department of Energy is seeking public comment through an Oct. 10, 2018 Federal Register Notice on its interpretation of the statutory term “high-level radioactive waste.”  In a Dec. 4, 2018 Federal Register Notice, the public comment period was extended to Jan. 9, 2018.

EM News

DOE Award Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Contract
December 4, 2018
The Department of Energy today announced the award of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility contract to APTIM-North Wind Construction JV, LLC.
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Assistant Secretary White Delivers Remarks at Intergovernmental Meeting
December 4, 2018
On Nov. 15th Assistant Secretary Anne White addressed participants at EM’s 17th Annual Intergovernmental Meeting.
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Oak Ridge Crews Demolish Facility, Moving EM Closer to ETTP Cleanup Goal
December 4, 2018
OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have safely completed the demolition of the K-1232 Chemical Recovery Facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
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Pilot Test Shows Chlorine Effectively Disinfects Hanford Wells
December 4, 2018
Whether it’s minerals in your sprinkler pipes or a buildup of grease in your kitchen drain, the concept and concern are the same.
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WIPP’s Protective Salt Layer Draws Attention of International Researchers
December 4, 2018
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is known worldwide as a nuclear waste repository.
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Portable Monitors Provide Extra Protection for Hanford Tank Farm Workers
December 4, 2018
Workers in Hanford’s tank farms have begun using new personal monitors to provide further protection from potential exposure to chemical vapors.
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EM Selects Mark Gilbertson as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
December 4, 2018
EM recently named Mark Gilbertson as its Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
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Program Serving as Pipeline for EM Workforce Welcomes New DOE Fellows
December 4, 2018
A program that helps shape future candidates for EM’s workforce recently inducted 10 FIU students as the DOE Fellows Class of 2018.
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Savannah River Site Effluent Treatment Facility Marks 30 Years of Operation
December 4, 2018
For three decades, the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) has treated more than 450 million gallons of wastewater at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
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Scientist Honored for Leadership in Developing Robots to Support EM’s Cleanup
December 4, 2018
An EM-sponsored scientist has been selected for the 2019 Waste Management Symposia (WMS) Young Professional Award.
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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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FY 2019 Budget Request Graphic

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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