Boehlecke (left) and Zimmerman (right) observe Test Cell C

EM Nevada hosts Jack Zimmerman, EM Consolidated Business Center director, for program visit

Boehlecke (left) and Zimmerman (right) observe Test Cell C
Boehlecke (left) and Zimmerman (right) observe Test Cell C.

Program Manager Rob Boehlecke and the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Program recently hosted Jack Zimmerman, director of the EM Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC), for a visit to observe EM Nevada Program operations.

Director Zimmerman spent parts of four days with EM Nevada Program personnel during the week of Sept. 14, 2020. During his time in Nevada, Zimmerman received detailed briefings on EM Nevada Program operations, including EM Nevada Waste Management activities, EM Nevada Underground Test Area activities, EM Nevada Industrial Sites and Long-Term Monitoring activities, and EM Nevada’s ongoing transfer of stewardship responsibilities for certain sites on and around the Tonopah Test Range to the Office of Legacy Management, which is on-track to reach completion by Sept. 30, 2020.

Zimmerman also observed EM Nevada field work first-hand during a day-long visit to the Nevada National Security Site. The site exploration included stops to see some of EM Nevada’s most challenging and complex cleanup missions, including the demolition and disposal of the Engine Maintenance, Assembly and Disassembly (EMAD) facility and Test Cell C, which supported historic nuclear rocket engine development and testing in the 1960s and 70s.

“On behalf of the entire EM Nevada Program, we thank Director Zimmerman for the time he spent here in Nevada and we extend him an open invitation to visit us again soon,” said Boehlecke.