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Monday, August 7, 2017

EM News Flash August 7, 2017 National Cleanup Workshop

DOE Office of Environmental Management

EM News Flash | Aug. 7, 2017


Advance Agenda Now Available for 2017 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An advance agenda is now available for the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 13-14, 2017, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
   This year’s workshop includes sessions on EM successes, high-level waste, infrastructure needs, excess facilities, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and EM’s transuranic waste program, and other topics. A roundtable discussion will cover acquisition and project management, and Acting EM Assistant Secretary Jim Owendoff will hold a special EM leadership session.
   A wide variety of lawmakers, federal and state officials, and industry executives involved in the DOE cleanup program are set to participate in the event.
   The National Cleanup Workshop brings together key 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. Approximately 600 people participated in the 2016 workshop. 
   More information on this year’s workshop, including confirmed speakers, can be found here
   As the largest environmental cleanup program in the world, EM is charged with cleaning 107 sites across the country, totaling an area equal to that of Rhode Island and Delaware.

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