PPPO Stakeholder Outreach

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Public participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to provide input on decisions that affect their communities and our nation.

Public participation provides a means for the U.S. Department of Energy to gather a diverse collection of opinions, perspectives, and values from the broadest spectrum of the public, enabling the Department to make more informed decisions. Public participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to provide input on decisions that affect their communities. As we complete long-standing projects and begin new cleanup initiatives, it is important to collaborate with our neighbors and partners to ensure our cleanup projects are executed efficiently and in the best interests of the U.S. Department of Energy and our communities.

We strive to maintain a strong, cooperative relationship with local residents, municipalities, and stakeholders. We provide numerous avenues to foster a knowledgeable community that understands the vision, projects, and complexities surrounding our cleanup activities.

Partnerships

DOE partners with government agencies and educational institutions that provide independent, impartial, and qualified assessment of cleanup activities and offer independent technical considerations and recommendations on problems facing the environmental restoration and re-use at the Sites.

DOE works with designated Community Reuse Organizations to identify reuse options at the sites.

Site Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards were created to involve stakeholders more directly in DOE EM cleanup decisions. When stakeholders share their opinions by becoming involved in clean-up discussions, federal decision-makers and cleanup activities are improved. Public input helps agencies to make decisions that are cost-effective, community-specific and environmentally sound, which lead to faster, safer cleanups. 

PPPO News

Upgrades Allow Conversion of DUF6 From Non-Standard Cylinders
EM recently launched long-planned systems to safely handle the disposition of non-standard storage cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
July 31, 2018
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EM Donation Gives New Life to Old Computer Equipment
Brandon Hall recently read about Sprocket, Inc., a nonprofit makerspace, needing pre-owned circuit boards for an upcoming student technology project.
July 31, 2018
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Assistant Secretary White Attends Portsmouth Site Land Transfer Event, Visits EMCBC
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White signed documents at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant marking the site’s land transfer to the local community.
July 24, 2018
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DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
June 28, 2018
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