Community workshop on Oak Ridge cleanup priorities

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management in Oak Ridge is holding a June 24 community workshop to help develop cleanup priorities for the future.

The workshop will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Riverview Grill.

“This year’s workshop will involve a more interactive and focused discussion, and your contributions are a critical component to making this a meaningful and productive session,” Gerald Boyd, former DOE manager and now vice president of ETEBA, said in a message encouraging the support of members of the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association. Here’s the agenda: 

  • 1:30 – 2:00 – Registration and refreshments
  • 2:00 – 3:15 – Presentations by OREM project portfolio managers on recent accomplishments and future plans
  • 3:15 – 3:30 – Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Break-out session

o   Alternative contracting strategies for new projects

o   Balancing short- and long-term cleanup priorities with available budget

o   Beyond DOE: reindustrialization/historic preservation/other

  • 4:30 – 5:15 – Work groups report out and group decides which ideas OREM and the community will engage in together
  • 5:15 – 5:30 – Wrap up
  • 5:30 – informal networking at the Riverview Grill
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