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Title: Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) program: An introduction

This booklet introduces the reader to the mission and functions of a major new unit within the US Department of Energy (DOE): the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). The Secretary of Energy established EM in November 1989, implementing a central purpose of DOE's first annual Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Five-Year Plan, which had appeared three months earlier. The contents of this booklet, and their arrangement, reflect the annual update of the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan supports DOE's strategy for meeting its 30-year compliance and cleanup goal. This strategy involves: focusing DOE's activities on eliminating or reducing known or recognized potential risks to worker and public health and the environment, containing or isolating, removing, or detoxifying onsite and offsite contamination, and developing technology to achieve DOE's environmental goals.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6291238
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0005P
ON: DE91006061; TRN: 91-002929
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (USA); Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (USA). Management Systems Labs.
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/EM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; CONTAMINATION; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; GROUND WATER; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MILL TAILINGS; MINIMIZATION; MUNICIPAL WASTES; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; REMEDIAL ACTION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SOILS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE STORAGE; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; CLEANING; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SOLID WASTES; STORAGE; TAILINGS; TRANSPORT; WASTES; WATER 052000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management; 320305 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Industrial Waste Management; 320604 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- Municipal Waste Management-- (1980-)