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Deputy Energy Secretary To Provide Keynote At 2017 National Cleanup Workshop

on September 5, 2017 - 5:35pm
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is set to provide a keynote address at the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.
The workshop is being hosted by the Energy Communities Alliance, and cooperating organizations include DOE and the Energy Facility Contractors Group.
Brouillette joins a long list of confirmed participants for the workshop that will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other 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.
Other confirmed participants in this year’s workshop include:
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Chairman, House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus;
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development;
  • Jim Owendoff, Acting Assistant Energy Secretary for EM;
  • Roger Jarrell, Senior Advisor to the Energy Secretary for EM;
  • Stacy Charboneau, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations;
  • Mark Gilbertson, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs;
  • Ralph Holland, EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management;
  • Edward McGinnis, Acting Assistant Energy Secretary for Nuclear Energy;
  • Carmelo Melendez, Director, DOE Office of Legacy Management; and
  • Sean Sullivan, Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. 
Managers from EM field offices and cleanup contractors across the complex are also set to participate in this year’s workshop. Approximately 600 people participated in the 2016 workshop. 
More information on this year’s workshop, including a current agenda and a full list of 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.