No. 10

In October, LM welcomed Rocky Flats Plant retirees on a visit to their former workplace. They visited locations where their buildings used to stand. They also reminisced about their time building weapons components for the U.S. government.

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Rocky Flats
Rocky Flats Site Manager Andy Keim, second from left, listens to retirees during a tour of the former plant site near Denver on Oct. 5.

No. 9

In April, LM Deputy Director Peter O’Konski joined representatives of other DOE offices and representatives of the National Park Service to recognize the significance of Building 9731 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Building 9731 became the first Manhattan Project facility to have a sign recognizing it as a permanent historical element of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, a joint effort between DOE and the National Park Service.

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9731

Pictured from left to right: DOE Program Manager Mary Helen Hitson; Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby; O’Konski; and Chief Operating Officer for Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) Bill Tindal.  Photo courtesy of Brian Holt, CNS.

No. 8

In August, LM welcomed guests from the International Atomic Energy Agency Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites to Grand Junction, Colorado, for the Management of Remediated Areas Technical Workshop. The weeklong workshop included tours of LM disposal and processing sites, a completed LM uranium mine reclamation project, and LM’s Atomic Legacy Cabin in Grand Junction.

IAEA

In August, LM welcomed guests from the International Atomic Energy Agency Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites to Grand Junction, Colorado, for the Management of Remediated Areas Technical Workshop. The weeklong workshop included tours of LM disposal and processing sites, a completed LM uranium mine reclamation project, and LM’s Atomic Legacy Cabin in Grand Junction.

No. 7

In November, the Many Devils Wash Project Team successfully completed a field project to remove remediation system infrastructure at the Shiprock, New Mexico, Disposal Site. The project also served to reduce the U.S. Department of Energy’s footprint and return Many Devils Wash to its natural state.

Many Devils
Crews remove remediation system infrastructure at the Shiprock, New Mexico, Disposal Site.

No. 6

In June, LM’s Navajo Nation outreach office moved to a new location in Window Rock, Arizona. LM’s move to the new location in the Navajo Nation’s capital is key to providing better support, improving visibility, and increasing outreach efforts to the members of the public.

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Window Rock
Legacy Management Strategic Partner Outreach Coordinator Kayla Bia packs up for the move into LM’s new outreach office in Window Rock, Arizona.

No. 5

DOE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commemorated 25 years of collaboration on the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) with an unveiling ceremony for a FUSRAP historical display on Sept. 7. The display, titled "FUSRAP: A Legacy of Service," is a free-standing, interpretive exhibit that communicates the history of FUSRAP and the program’s significance.

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Forrestal Display

Staff with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) celebrate the unveiling of a display on the history of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program in September. The event at the Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C., marked the 25th anniversary of the partnership between LM and USACE.

No. 4

LM Director Carmelo Melendez paid tribute to workers at the Weldon Spring Site near St. Charles, Missouri, during a ceremony April 14 to celebrate the opening of the site’s new interpretive center. The 25,000-square-foot interpretive center opened its doors to the public on April 15. 

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Weldon Event

LM Director Carmelo Melendez shows former Weldon Spring Site worker Robert Laird one of the exhibits inside the new Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center near St. Charles, Missouri. LM welcomed about 70 guests to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 14.

No. 3

Earlier this year, LM safety representatives handled changed conditions during building demolition in Piqua, Ohio, when the team discovered an abandoned 55-gallon drum in an underground utility vault. 

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Piqua Drum
Contractors pause work to evaluate an abandoned 55-gallon drum in an underground utility vault at the Piqua Demolition Project.

No. 2

In May, a team of LM experts traveled to Alaska to conduct maintenance and repair work on Amchitka Island. This year’s work included fixing the caps’ cover material, performing road maintenance, placing native material at the site, and repairing a drainage channel. 

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Amchitka Camp Fox
The team flew in and out from Adak and set up camp at the end of Fox Runway.

No. 1

LM’s Defense-Related Uranium Mines (DRUM) Program surpassed its goal of 500 verification and validation (V&V) mine site visits. DRUM teams conducted V&V at 507 abandoned mines between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

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DRUM Team
A DRUM team member approaches an abandoned uranium mine to survey its features.