FY2017 Bulletin

 

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January 13, 2017

ECA Update 12-21-16 – December 21, 2016, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE’s next test site for storing spent fuel promising no nuclear waste, NNSA seeking support for creation of nuclear expert talent pool, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 12-22-16 – December 22, 2016, Energy Communities Alliance update covering nuclear waste repository goal of Energy Department plan, first look at small modular reactor use, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 12-30-16 – December 30, 2016, Energy Communities Alliance update covering WIPP restarting operations, Savannah River reuse organization reporting prosperous year, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-5-17 – January 5, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering review of nuclear developments in 2016, tests planned on Idaho nuclear-waste-treatment component, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-6-17 – January 6, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering museum land transfer to city of Oak Ridge, demolition underway at Hanford facility, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-9-17 – January 9, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant closure by 2021, remediation of Savannah River waste tank, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-10-17 – January 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering award of technical support contract for EM sites across DOE complex, potential conflict between Trump hotel and Yucca Mountain waste site, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.

February 1, 2017

ECA Update 1-11-17 – January 11, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE releasing first-ever State of the National Labs report, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann planning to invite Perry to Oak Ridge, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-12-17 – January 12, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE releasing Draft consent-Based sitting process for consolidated storage and disposal facilities for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, NuScale submitting first ever small modular reactor design certification application, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 1-13-17 – January 13, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering nomination of Perry for Secretary of Energy, the growing partnership between DOE and the National Park Service, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY C-410 Action Report Addition – KY acknowledgement of incorporation of pages into the Removal Action Report for the C-410 D&D project.
KY C-404 Landfill Report Approval – KY approval of the November 2016 Groundwater Report for the C-404 Hazardous Waste Landfill.
KY Concurrence of Soils RI Report – KY concurrence with the addendum to the Soils Operable Unit RI 2 Report for SWMU 229.
ECA Update 1-19-17 – January 19, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering former Gov. Rick Perry’s nomination hearing before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee.
PACRO decreases county membership – January 19,2017, Paducah Sun article on the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization voting to reduce the number of counties in its governing body.
ECA Update 1-25-17 – January 25, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering nuclear agency administrator staying in office, Perry committing to visit the Portsmouth site, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
EPA Approval of Soils RI Report – EPA approval with the addendum to the Soils Operable Unit RI 2 Report for SWMU 229.
ECA Update 1-31-17 – January 31, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering nuclear waste shipments through North Carolina may be delayed by judge, Oregon State University researchers developing safer way to extract uranium, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.

February 17, 2017

DOE's Paducah Mission – February 3, 2017, Paducah Sun article on DOE Site Lead Jennifer Woodard’s presentation to the Paducah Chamber of Commerce.
KY Request for Site Management Plan – KY extension request for comments to the 2017 Site Management Plan.
ECA Update 2-6-17 – February 6, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering WIPP looking to increase emplacements by spring, radioactive waste retrieval in Idaho nearly complete, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 2-7-17 – February 7, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Sen. Franken introducing bill to help nuclear cleanup veterans, small nuclear power plants may be a boon for Utah energy and clean air needs, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 2-9-17 – February 9, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Federal judge allowing SRS to accept liquid radioactive waste from Canada, DOE approval of Atkins JV to begin operation of DUF6 conversion plants, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Request for Site Management Plan -2 – KY Division of Waste Management extension request for comments to the 2017 Site Management Plan.
EPA Approval of Southwest Plume Report – EPA approval of remedial action completion report for deep soil mixing of the Southwest Groundwater Plume source at the C-747-C Oil Landfarm.
WIPP Update – DOE press release concerning WIPP preliminary shipping estimates.
KY Approval of Southwest Plume Report – KY approval of remedial action completion report for deep soil mixing of the Southwest Groundwater Plume source at the C-747-C Oil Landfarm.

March 10, 2017

ECA Update 2-16-17 – February 16,2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering WIPP releasing preliminary shipping estimates, Portsmouth asking for comment extension, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 2-21-17 – February 21, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering comment extension for Portsmouth, ORNL reactor analysis, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Concurrence with BG Report – KY conditional concurrence with RI report for the Burial Grounds Operable Unit SWMU 4.
EPA Concurrence with BG Report – EPA conditional concurrence with RI report for the Burial Grounds Operable Unit SWMU 4.
ECA Update 3-2-17 – March 2, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Trump proposing Defense budget increase, proposal to make Yucca Mountain nuclear storage a national security issue, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
Senate votes to confirm former Texas governor Rick Perry as energy secretary – March 2, 2017, Washington Post article about the appointment of Rick Perry as Department of Energy Secretary.
KY Comments Request for SMP – KY extension request for comments submittal for 2017 Site Management Plan.
ECA Update 3-3-17 – March 3, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering project to keep uranium out of river at Hanford, DOE’s negative evaluation of SRS MOX project, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 3-9-17 – March 9, 2017, Energy Communities DOE looks at Idaho waste cleanup milestone, Senators introduction of nuclear act, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.

March 11, 2017

Leeper Act Passes – March 15, 2017, Paducah Chamber of Commerce news article about passage of the Leeper Act lifting the nuclear moratorium in KY.
ECA Update 3-16-17 – March 16, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering release of the White House budget blueprint, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and ARC Nuclear announcing cooperation to accelerate commercialization of advanced smell modular reactors, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Request on SMP Comments – KY extension request for submittal of comments to the 2017 Site Management Plan.
KY Records Request – KY information request for an index of records pertaining to a key word search.
KY GIS File Request – KY request for geographic information system shape files for the PGDP facility.
Oversight News Vol 1 No 13 Final – Spring 2017, KY Environmental Oversight Section newsletter for Spring 2017.
EM Update – March 30, 2017, DOE Environmental Management Update newsletter.
KY Extension Request on SMP Comments – KY extension request for submittal of comments to the 2017 Site Management Plan.
ECA Update 4-6-17 – April 6, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering a 2018 government budget update.
KY Receipt of Permit Modification – KY acknowledges receipt of permit modification for the PGDP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit.
ECA Update 4-10-17 – April 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering a Yucca Mountain update and the nomination of Russ Vought as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

May 15, 2017

ECA Special Update 4-10-17 – April 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering WIPP receiving first shipment since reopening.                           
EPA Request Extent of Contamination Maps – EPA request for extent of contamination maps for groundwater plumes at the PGDP site.
EPA Extension of Review Period for Soils RI Report – EPA extension of review period for the SWMU 1 Soils RI report.
ECA Update 4-17-17 – April 17, 2017 – Energy Communities Alliance update covering first waste shipment in three years from Savannah River Site, inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 4-20-17 – April 20, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering a Dallas company’s west Texas nuclear waste project on hold, DOE outlines priorities for cleanup in New Mexico, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Extension Request for Comments – KY extension request for comments on 2017 Site Management Plan.
ECA Update 4-24-17 – April 24, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering critical infrastructure improvements taking place at Hanford, Ohio commissioners urge Rick Perry to fund nuclear cleanup, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Concurrence with Burial Ground Report – KY concurrence with RI report for Burial Grounds SWMU 4.
ECA Update 4-27-17 – April 27, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering rumor of DOE restarting Yucca Mountain program this year, congressional sub-committee examining legislation on the nation’s nuclear waste, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-1-17 – May 1, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE extending liquid waste contract at Savannah River Site, DOE considering new fast reactor at INL, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-2-17 – May 2, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering omnibus leaves out funding for Yucca Mountain, Moscow ready to consider renewal of Russia-US deal on weapon-grade plutonium, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Comments on SWMU 27 Report – KY submittal of comments on SWMU 27 Removal Action Report.
KY Approval of SWMU 51 Report – KY approval of Solid Waste Management Assessment Report for SWMU 51.
KY Comments on Groundwater Flow Model – KY submittal of comments on 2016 Update to PGDP Sitewide Groundwater Flow Model.
KY Comments on Soils RI Report – KY comments on Addendum to the Soils RI Report for SWMU 1.
EPA Comments on SWMU 27 Report – EPA comments on Removal Action Report for SWMU 27.
ECA Update 5-10-17 – May 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering collapse of Hanford waste tunnel, belt tightening likely at Piketon, OH plant, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
EPA Comments on 2016 GW Flow Model – EPA comments on 2016 PGDP Sitewide Groundwater Flow Model.

June 6, 2017

EPA Comments for Soils RI Report – EPA comments for the Addendum to the Soils RI SWMU 1 report.
ECA Update 5-18-17 – May 18, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering President Trump’s plan to cut fossil-fuel and nuclear funding, Sec. Perry statement on Hanford site incident, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-19-17 – May 19, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Senate Appropriations pushes back on pending Trump Energy cuts, “hotspot” found in liquid uranium container at Savannah River site, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-23-17 – May 23, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering White House release of FY 2018 Budget request, cover placement over tunnel at Hanford, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-25-17 – May 25, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE FY 2018 Congressional budget request, NRC FY 2018 Congressional budget request, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 5-25-17-2 – May 25, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Sec. Perry tours ORNL and Y-12, Three Mile Island at risk of early retirement, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
DOE awarding – May 26, 2017, Paducah Sun article about award of 10-year contract for cleanup of PGDP site.
DOE Awards Contract for Continued Deactivation and Remediation of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant – May 25, 2017, DOE press release about award of cleanup contract for PGDP site.
ECA Update 5-26-17 – May 26, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering GAO releases process for restarting Yucca Mountain, and DOE to seek public input on regulation burden reduction.
ECA Update 5-31-17 – May 31, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering appointment of new acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Three Mile Island to close in 2019, and other articles of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Extension Request – KY extension request for comments on 2017 Site Management Plan for PGDP site.

June 26, 2017

ECA Update 6-7-17 – June 7, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering award of contract for WIPP Transportation Services procurement, Director of ORNL named, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-12-17 – June 12, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering an extension sought for storing Three Mile Island debris, bailout of two Ohio nuclear plants stalls, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-19-17 – June 19, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering House committee clearing nuclear tax credit extension, safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-21-17 – June 21, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Sec. Perry declaring nuclear power on the ‘front burner’, Sec. Perry proposing an interim waste storage site in Nevada, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-23-17 – June 23, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Sen. Alexander urging administration to support private nuclear waste storage, DOE announcement of $116 Million for small business research and development grants, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-26-17 – June 26, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering improper shipment from Los Alamos National Lab, DOE moves forward with application for new disposal cell in Nevada, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 6-27-17 – June 27, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Senate approves NRC Chairman, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear announces more nuclear energy voucher recipients, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Extension Request for 2017 SMP – KY extension request for comments on 2017 Site Management Plan for PGDP.
ECA Update 6-27-17-2 – June 27, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering House to consider bill on Yucca Mountain, and House releasing FY2018 Energy and Water appropriations bill.

ECA Update 6-27-17-3 – June 27, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE announcing James M. Owendoff as Acting Assistant Secretary for EM.

July 14, 2017

ECA Update 6-28-17 – June 28, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering House panel voting to advance Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project, the House energy bill spends $3.6B more than Trump budget, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Approves Groundwater Report – KY approval of C-404 Hazardous Waste Landfill May 2017 semiannual groundwater report.
ECA Update 6-28-17-2 – June 28, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Trump vowing to create ‘American energy dominance’, Senators introducing new bipartisan energy bill, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Concurs with Removal Report – KY concurrence with Removal Action Report for SWMU 27 at PGDP site.
EPA Concurs with Removal Report – EPA concurrence with Removal Action Report for SWMU 27 at PGDP site.
ECA Update 7-10-17 – July 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Senate Committee to vote on Trump NRC nominees, DOE releases Request for Proposals for Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 7-11-17 – July 11, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering legislative actions for the upcoming week.

August 1, 2017

ECA Update 7-18-17 – July 18, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Los Alamos museum hosting exhibit on the Manhattan Project, government red tape costing every nuclear plant $63 Million annually, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Extension Request for Comments on Burial Grounds Study – KY extension request for comments to the Feasibility Study for the Burial Grounds SWMU 4.
KY Comments on Northeast Plume Action – KY comments to the Operation and Maintenance Plan for the Northeast Plume containment system Interim Remedial Action.
ECA Update 7-20-17 – July 20, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering the Senate Appropriations Committee passing energy and water bill, ventilation stack demolished at Hanford, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
EPA Comments on Northeast Plume Action – EPA comments to the Operation and Maintenance Plan for the Northeast Plume containment system Interim Remedial Action.
ECA Update 7-27-17 – July 27, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering ETTP switchyard cleanup project nears completion, CAB recommends against using Savannah River site for waste storage, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Extension Request on Site Management Plan – KY extension request for submittal of comments to the 2017 Site Management Plan.

August 15, 2017

ECA Update 7-31-17 – July 31, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering  ECA’s July 2017 Bulletin, Piketon and DOE spar over proposed on-site waste site, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 8-3-17 – August 3, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE defending Portsmouth waste disposal site planning, Finland’s solution to nuclear waste storage, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 8-3-17-2 – August 3, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Senate approving deputy Energy secretary nomination.
KY Concurrence with Burial Grounds Study – KY concurrence with Feasibility Study for Burial Grounds’ SWMUs 2, 3, 7, and 30.
ECA Update 8-7-17 – August 7, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE completing soil cleanup at Los Alamos, officials clash with DOE over waste storage at Portsmouth, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 8-10-17 – August 10, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering NRC restarting Yucca Mountain licensing process, South Carolina AG sues federal government over plutonium at Savannah River, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Approval of C-400 Work Plan – KY approval of C-400 Vapor Intrusion Study Work Plan to support additional actions for the CERCLA Five-year Review.
EPA Approval of C-400 Work Plan – EPA approval of C-400 Vapor Intrusion Study Work Plan to support additional actions for the CERCLA Five-year Review.
ECA Update 8-14-17 – August 14, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Senator Graham urging extension of nuclear production tax credit, Brouillette becomes DOE deputy secretary, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.

September 1, 2017

DOE Cleanup Jobs 8-16-17 – August 16, 2017, Paducah Sun article on jobs loss at PGDP site during contract transition.
Comer 8-18-17 – August 18, 2017, Paducah Sun article about Rep. James Comer comments on future of work at the PGDP site during Paducah Chamber of Commerce speech.
KY Comments on Burial Grounds Study – KY comments on Feasibility Study for SWMU 4 of Burial Grounds Operable Unit.
EPA Comments on Burial Grounds Study – EPA comments on Feasibility Study for SWMU 4 of Burial Grounds Operable Unit.
ECA Update 8-24-17 – August 24, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE releasing draft Request for Proposal for waste disposal procurement, Piketon on-site disposal opponents grow more vocal, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 8-30-17 – August 30, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering the economic impact of Savannah River Site topping $2 Billion, DOE disposing of uranium-233 waste stored at Oak Ridge, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.

September 20, 2017

DOE site treats 4 billion gallons of tainted water – September 6, 2017, Paducah Sun article about quantity of items cleaned up at the Paducah plant site.
EPA Extension Request for Burial Grounds Comments – EPA request for an extension for comments for the Feasibility Study for the Burial Grounds SWMU 4.
KY Concurrence with Soils Report – KY conditional concurrence with the addendum to the Soils Remedial Investigation Report for SWMU 1.
Paducah FFA C-400 Memorandum Agreement – The signed Memorandum of Agreement on the C-400 Complex by DOE, EPA, and KY.
ECA Update 9-7-17 – September 7, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering an expansion needed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for transuranic waste storage, the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford missing deadline for cleanup, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
Chamber DC Trip – September 10, 2017, Paducah Sun article about the Paducah Chamber of Commerce annual trip to visit Washington, DC lawmakers.
KY Plan Approval for Northeast Plume – KY approval of the Operation and Maintenance Plan for the Northeast Plume Containment System Interim Remedial Action at the Paducah site.

October 25, 2017

ECA Update 9-21-17 – September 21, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering DOE announcement of WIPP contract extension, Idaho and Oak Ridge National Labs recognized as International R&D hub by IAEA, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 9-26-17 – September 26, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering ECA to testify at Congressional hearing on nuclear waste management and storage.
Oversight News Fall 2017 – Fall 2017, Newsletter of the Commonwealth’s Environmental Oversight section for DOE’s Paducah site.
ECA Update 10-2-17 – October 2, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering reports of ground instability at WIPP site, DOE-EM extension of contract at Los Alamos lab, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 10-5-17 – October 5, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Piketon, OH continuing to fight an on-site waste disposal facility, Senate advancing nomination of two DOE nominees, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 10-12-17 – October 12, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering announcement of bill to pay reparations to cities stuck with nuclear waste, injection of grout into collapsed Hanford tunnel, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Modification to Hazardous Waste Facility Permit – KY issuing modification to the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit at the PGDP site.
EPA Conditional Approval for Soils Report – EPA conditional approval of the Soils Operable Unit Remedial Investigation Report for SWMU 1 at the PGDP site.
ECA Update 10-17-17 – October 17, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering environmental groups to get hearing on TVA’s Clinch River nuclear plans, DOE awarding contract for Savannah River site liquid waste services, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
ECA Update 10-19-17 – October 19, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering chair of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board suggesting downsizing or abolishing group, mining operations at WIPP resume, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.

November 14, 2017

KY Concurrence on Soils Report – KY concurrence on Addendum to the SWMU 1 Soils Remedial Investigation.
ECA Update 10-26-17 – October 26, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering ECA report referenced in Nature magazine article, Request For Proposal issued for Los Alamos lab contract, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
EPA Approval of Soils Report – EPA approval on Addendum to the SWMU 1 Soils Remedial Investigation.
Plant cleanup employment – October 30, 2017, Paducah Sun article about employment levels at the PGDP site for cleanup.
ECA Update 11-6-17 – November 6, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering Hanford waste being treated off site, Portsmouth fight against radioactive waste cell, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.
KY Concurrence to Five-Year Review – KY concurrence to addendum to the Five-Year Review remedial actions.
ECA Update 11-9-17 – November 9, 2017, Energy Communities Alliance update covering release of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, radioactive waste repackaged at Los Alamos, and other items of interest about the DOE complex.

 

 

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