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DOE Office of Environmental Management

EM News Flash | June 9, 2016


Preliminary Agenda Available for 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The preliminary agenda is now available for the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, set to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.
   Sessions to be held at the workshop currently include:
  • Priorities for the DOE Cleanup Program;
  • Path to EM Success in 2016 and Beyond: K-27 Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D), Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction and Startup, and West Valley Demonstration Project D&D;
  • Panel: Strengthening Safety Culture Across the EM Complex;
  • EM Acquisition Outlook;
  • Panel: Integrating Effective Approaches to High-Level Waste Management Across the EM Complex; 
  • EM Management Initiatives and Preparing for the Future;
  • Panel: Moving Forward with Regulatory Approaches That Enable Cleanup Progress; 
  • EM’s National TRU Program and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery; and
  • Panel: Building the Next-Generation EM Workforce.
   The workshop is being hosted by the Energy Communities Alliance, and cooperating organizations for the event include DOE and the Energy Facility Contractors Group
   The workshop will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation’s Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program. EM senior leadership set to participate in the workshop include Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, and Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Marcinowski.
   Additional information on the workshop, including how to register and the full preliminary agenda, can be found here.
   More than 350 people attended the inaugural workshop in late September last year. EM made available the event's support materials, including links to 15 videos that captured addresses by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Regalbuto, along with roundtable sessions focusing on the cleanup program’s next five years and its major accomplishments. The presentations from the roundtable sessions, photos from the workshop, and a workshop attendee list are all available here.

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