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

EM Update Marks WIPP's 20th Anniversary With Special Issue
April 23, 2019
This special issue of the EM Update provides coverage of the 20th anniversary of EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
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Fight for WIPP: A History of the Nation’s Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository
April 23, 2019
For some residents of southeastern New Mexico, 20 years is too long ago to remember.
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By the Numbers: 20 Years of WIPP Accomplishments
April 23, 2019
By the Numbers: 20 Years of WIPP Accomplishments
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Workers Make Headway on New System to Increase WIPP Airflow
April 23, 2019
Progress continues on a new $135 million ventilation system at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
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Quick Facts About EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
April 23, 2019
Quick Facts About EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
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Timeline: Highlights From WIPP's First 20 Years
April 23, 2019
Following is a timeline of significant events at EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since the facility's grand opening in 1999:
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WIPP Crucial to EM's Los Alamos Legacy Waste Removal Mission
April 23, 2019
DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) transported the first defense-generated transuranic waste shipment received in 1999.
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EM’s Idaho Site Recognizes WIPP Anniversary, Prepares for Its Own Milestone
April 23, 2019
The EM program at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site — is set to achieve a milestone of its own.
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Transuranic Waste Processing From Start to Finish
April 23, 2019
Transuranic Waste Processing From Start to Finish
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