The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently developed a series of new “Site 101” videos to highlight the Office’s ongoing clean up missions at DOE sites across the nation. The videos are highlighted on new site-specific webpages that provide a “one-stop shop” for high-level information about each site. The EM Nevada Program, which is responsible for executing environmental corrective actions at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), is among the first slate of sites to have its Site 101 videos made available to the public. The new EM Nevada Site 101 video can be viewed here.
Narrated by Nicole Nelson-Jean, EM’s Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations, the NNSS 101 video highlights EM Nevada’s safe, secure, and successful execution of cleanup missions in Nevada, including surface soil and infrastructure remediation, groundwater characterization, long-term monitoring, and radioactive waste disposal. The video also highlights EM Nevada’s commitment to maintaining a robust stakeholder engagement program to involve the public in determining environmental corrective action strategies at the Site.
The NNSS was used from 1951 to 1992 to conduct a total of 100 atmospheric and 828 underground nuclear weapons tests. As a result, some groundwater, surface soils, and industrial facilities were contaminated on the Site and the surrounding Nevada Test and Training Range. The DOE’s EM Nevada Program is responsible for completing cleanup actions at these historic nuclear testing locations. You can learn more about EM Nevada’s work online at nnss.gov.