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About Us

This Web site is hosted by Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (DOE EM), will prepare the Greater-Than-Class C LLRW EIS. DOE EM will be assisted by Argonne National Laboratory in the preparation of the EIS. The Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is providing assistance in the preparation of baseline documents to support the EIS analysis. This Web site is hosted by Argonne for DOE.

About DOE EM

The Office of Environmental Management within DOE, is responsible for the risk reduction and cleanup of the environmental legacy of the Nation's nuclear weapons program, one of the largest, most diverse, and technically complex environmental programs in the world. EM continues to demonstrate the importance of remaining steadfast to operating principles while staying focused on the mission. In addition to its emphasis on site cleanup and closures, EM is also focusing on longer-term activities required for the completion of the cleanup program. These include:

  • Constructing and operating facilities to treat radioactive liquid tank waste into a safe, stable form to enable ultimate disposition.
  • Securing and storing nuclear material in a stable, safe configuration in secure locations to protect national security.
  • Transporting and disposing of transuranic and low-level wastes in a safe and cost-effective manner to reduce risk.

About the Office of Disposition Planning and Policy (EM-32)

The Office of Disposition Planning and Policy (EM-32) provides expert advice, leadership and guidance for ensuring safe and effective management of EM wastes and excess valuable materials. The office serves as the Department's lead for DOE O 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management. The office also serves as the principal representative in EM for excess materials disposition programs. Specifically, the office provides guidance and direction on management of excess uranium, heavy water, and uranium-bearing materials that have future beneficial use or are considered to have potential market value. The office also provides strategic direction and management for surplus scrap metals inventories at EM sites, including nickel, to ensure optimal retention of material value and/or safe and cost-effective disposition of the inventories. The office also continuously evaluates DOE disposal systems and resources and leads development of future disposal systems, as necessary, to accomplish EM mission.

About Argonne

Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946.

The Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research, assessment, and technology development in such areas as risk and waste management, natural resources, integrated assessments, restoration, pollution prevention, environmental policy analysis and planning, and environmental management.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories was established in 1949 and is a U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration facility. Sandia's mission is to develop science-based technologies to support national security in five key areas: nuclear weapons, energy and infrastructure assurance, nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, and homeland security.

For More Information

For general questions about the GTCC LLRW EIS Web site, contact us at: gtcceiswebmaster@anl.gov

For further information on the GTCC LLRW EIS, please contact:

Theresa J. Kliczewski, EIS Document Manager
Office of Environmental Management
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Telephone: 202–586–3301
Email: gtcceis@anl.gov