We provide public services in fulfilling DOE’s post-closure responsibilities and ensuring the future protection of human health and the environment. From providing calibration facilities to offering educational programs, we are dedicated to serving the public. Use the links below to explore services that LM provides.
DOE supports the development, standardization, and maintenance of calibration facilities for environmental radiation sensors. Radiation standards at the facilities are primarily used to calibrate portable surface gamma-ray survey meters and borehole logging instruments used for uranium and other mineral exploration and remedial action measurements. Standards for calibrating borehole fission neutron devices are also available, but are used infrequently.
We are dedicated to communicating accurate and timely information to communities impacted by former nuclear defense sites in order to protect human health and the environment. We are also committed to transparency, integrity, and empathy in all our work. People matter first to the ECHO Team. We honor cultural heritage and cultivate and nurture relationships through our education, communication, history, and outreach work. We are the communication bridge between LM and the public.
DOE is the fourth largest federal land manager, conducting its mission at 50 major sites on 2.4 million acres across the country. In addition to land, DOE’s assets include distinctive world-class facilities; irreplaceable natural and cultural history; and rare assemblages of plants, animals, and mineral resources. Numerous sites and tens of thousands of acres of land will be transferred to LM after active environmental remediation has been completed. LM will act as a steward for lands under its authority, overseeing the proper management of these man-made and natural resources and ensuring their beneficial use for current and future generations.
LM has several sites that are regularly open to visitors. It’s important to us that members of the public have access to the information they need to be confident in the safety of our sites. Our visitor and interpretive centers provide valuable information to affected communities about the history of LM sites, their cleanups, and our ongoing long-term stewardship work.
The Records and Information group under Legacy Management’s Archives and Information Management (AIM) team is responsible for managing LM’s vast records holdings from legacy Cold War nuclear weapons production programs as well as current business records.
The Office of Legacy Management works closely with Native American and Alaska Native stakeholders who are partners in our commitment to long-term monitoring and surveillance. We routinely collaborate on site inspections and environmental monitoring, document review, natural resources management, community outreach, and more. Below find more details on our specific partnerships.