Office of Legacy Management

Office of Legacy Management LM is responsible for ensuring that DOE's post-closure responsibilities are met and for providing DOE programs such as long-term surveillance and maintenance, records management, property management, and community assistance.

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For the second year running, attendees from LM and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met for a virtual exploration of @US...
07/09/2021

For the second year running, attendees from LM and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met for a virtual exploration of @USACE North Atlantic Division FUSRAP sites.
Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6z6n

07/08/2021
Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center

Weldon Spring Ordnance Works served the nation during World War II. Weldon Spring Uranium Feed Materials Plant served the nation during the Cold War. Continuing this legacy of service, LM’s Weldon Spring Site in Missouri serves as a community asset, protecting and conserving the environment. Watch this short video about the history and ongoing work at the site. Learn more about the site: https://go.usa.gov/x6Vp7 #DOE_LM #WeldonSpringSite

https://youtu.be/8unEfYoXByA

The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center represents a window to the past and the DOE's commitment to the future.

Beginning July 12, we will be repaving LM's Weldon Spring Site parking lot and entrance road to accommodate the new Weld...
07/06/2021

Beginning July 12, we will be repaving LM's Weldon Spring Site parking lot and entrance road to accommodate the new Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center and office complex. An alternative entrance and limited public parking will be available from Soldiers Drive. More information: https://go.usa.gov/x6VsN

Beginning July 12, we will be repaving LM's Weldon Spring Site parking lot and entrance road to accommodate the new Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center and office complex. An alternative entrance and limited public parking will be available from Soldiers Drive. More information: https://go.usa.gov/x6VsN

Join the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center team for “Chemicals React!”, a free, family-oriented virtual STEM progra...
07/06/2021

Join the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center team for “Chemicals React!”, a free, family-oriented virtual STEM program on Thursday, July 8 from 7-7:40 p.m. Central time. Tune in from anywhere to learn how matter interacts and why it’s important to your everyday life.

#DOE_LM #WeldonSpringSite #virtualprogramming #STEMwithLM

Join the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center team for “Chemicals React!”, a free, family-oriented virtual STEM program on Thursday, July 8 from 7-7:40 p.m. Central time. Tune in from anywhere to learn how matter interacts and why it’s important to your everyday life.

#DOE_LM #WeldonSpringSite #virtualprogramming #STEMwithLM

The Parkersburg site is near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Built in 1957, this site once produced zirconium and other radi...
07/05/2021

The Parkersburg site is near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Built in 1957, this site once produced zirconium and other radioactive materials used for constructing nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy. Waste materials were stored in drums on-site and some of the drums deteriorated, leaking radioactive materials into the soil. Site remediation began in 1982, and the remaining waste was encapsulated into an engineered disposal cell. DOE formally assumed ownership of the site in 1994.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/237888897364115/

The Parkersburg site is near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Built in 1957, this site once produced zirconium and other radioactive materials used for constructing nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy. Waste materials were stored in drums on-site and some of the drums deteriorated, leaking radioactive materials into the soil. Site remediation began in 1982, and the remaining waste was encapsulated into an engineered disposal cell. DOE formally assumed ownership of the site in 1994.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/237888897364115/

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July weekend as w...
07/02/2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July weekend as we appreciate the freedoms we have as citizens of the United States of America. July 4 is an extraordinary day in America’s history and we hope everyone has a safe and fun celebration.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July weekend as we appreciate the freedoms we have as citizens of the United States of America. July 4 is an extraordinary day in America’s history and we hope everyone has a safe and fun celebration.

07/01/2021

Have you seen some secretive, slippery, slithery, slimy salamanders…with spots?

Spotted salamanders are considered indicators of high-quality, healthy habitats. They are members of a group called mole salamanders and spend much of their lives underground. Typically, they are spotted by people only during their late winter or early spring migration and subsequent breeding period, when they lay eggs in shallow, woodland waterholes. We hope you enjoy seeing these spots — and spotted salamanders — at LM's Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site.

The 2021 Quarter 2 issue of Program Update is now available online. The issue focuses on LM’s collaborations with our tr...
06/30/2021

The 2021 Quarter 2 issue of Program Update is now available online. The issue focuses on LM’s collaborations with our tribal partners. https://go.usa.gov/x67uR

The 2021 Quarter 2 issue of Program Update is now available online. The issue focuses on LM’s collaborations with our tribal partners. https://go.usa.gov/x67uR

LM’s Weldon Spring Site in Missouri represents a long legacy of service and a commitment to site cleanup and restoration...
06/29/2021
A Virtual Visit to the Weldon Spring Site

LM’s Weldon Spring Site in Missouri represents a long legacy of service and a commitment to site cleanup and restoration. The interpretive center remains closed as a result of COVID-19. However, the site’s gardens and trails remain open to the public. Watch this virtual tour video of the Weldon Spring Site and learn more about its story at https://go.usa.gov/x6Vp7
#DOE_LM #WeldonSpringSite

https://youtu.be/Qf9lKAbdqm0

The Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center might still be closed due to COVID-19, but there’s still an incredible story to tell. The U.S. Department of Energ...

LM welcomes Kayla Brown (Morgan State University) and Jordan Manlove (Hampton University) as summer interns with the Men...
06/29/2021

LM welcomes Kayla Brown (Morgan State University) and Jordan Manlove (Hampton University) as summer interns with the Mentorship for Environmental Scholars program. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6Gmp
#MorganStateU #HamptonU

Chequita Johnson has been a staple of the LM mission since its inception in 2003. Her work in security, training and wor...
06/28/2021

Chequita Johnson has been a staple of the LM mission since its inception in 2003. Her work in security, training and workforce development has been integral in LM’s continuity of operations. https://go.usa.gov/x6fuF

Chequita Johnson has been a staple of the LM mission since its inception in 2003. Her work in security, training and workforce development has been integral in LM’s continuity of operations. https://go.usa.gov/x6fuF

The 30-acre Painesville, Ohio, Site is located approximately 22 miles northeast of downtown Cleveland. The Diamond Magne...
06/28/2021

The 30-acre Painesville, Ohio, Site is located approximately 22 miles northeast of downtown Cleveland. The Diamond Magnesium Company operated a magnesium production facility on the property under contract to the federal government from 1942 to 1953. The plant received radioactively contaminated scrap steel from what is now the Niagara Falls Storage Site for use in magnesium production. Site remediation was completed in 2011. LM manages site records, responds to stakeholders, and performs site inspections.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/907178999803780/

The 30-acre Painesville, Ohio, Site is located approximately 22 miles northeast of downtown Cleveland. The Diamond Magnesium Company operated a magnesium production facility on the property under contract to the federal government from 1942 to 1953. The plant received radioactively contaminated scrap steel from what is now the Niagara Falls Storage Site for use in magnesium production. Site remediation was completed in 2011. LM manages site records, responds to stakeholders, and performs site inspections.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/907178999803780/

This past year, LM and the Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation/Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Department were...
06/25/2021

This past year, LM and the Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation/Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Department were looking for ways to stay connected to community members and identify projects. With new faces and new outreach needs on the Navajo Nation, LM and AML/UMTRA successfully re-engaged the Tribal Intergovernmental Relations Group. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6dNP

This past year, LM and the Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation/Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Department were looking for ways to stay connected to community members and identify projects. With new faces and new outreach needs on the Navajo Nation, LM and AML/UMTRA successfully re-engaged the Tribal Intergovernmental Relations Group. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6dNP

STEM with LM rounds out the end of Pollinator Week by celebrating the smallest and mightiest pollinator of them all- the...
06/25/2021

STEM with LM rounds out the end of Pollinator Week by celebrating the smallest and mightiest pollinator of them all- the bee! Under the DOE Pollinator Protection Plan, LM set to work improving habitat, encouraging beneficial pollinators, enhancing nutritional resources, and reducing exposure to pesticides at the 360-acre Edgemont, South Dakota, Disposal Site. In total, 50 acres of the Edgemont site were re-seeded with a pollinator mix of forbs and flowers, creating readily available food sources for bee colonies at the site. https://go.usa.gov/x6Nvn
#STEMwithLM #DOE_LM #STEMRising #PollinatorWeek

STEM with LM rounds out the end of Pollinator Week by celebrating the smallest and mightiest pollinator of them all- the bee! Under the DOE Pollinator Protection Plan, LM set to work improving habitat, encouraging beneficial pollinators, enhancing nutritional resources, and reducing exposure to pesticides at the 360-acre Edgemont, South Dakota, Disposal Site. In total, 50 acres of the Edgemont site were re-seeded with a pollinator mix of forbs and flowers, creating readily available food sources for bee colonies at the site. https://go.usa.gov/x6Nvn
#STEMwithLM #DOE_LM #STEMRising #PollinatorWeek

06/25/2021
Fernald Virtual Tour

Though the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to visit the site’s trails or go on our new virtual tour! LM's Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site is a regional destination for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and hiking. But do you know the site’s history as a uranium metals production site? To learn more about its incredible story, take a virtual tour of the Fernald Preserve. #DOE_LM #FernaldPreserve #VirtualTour

This Pollinator Week, STEM with LM is admiring the bejeweled ruby-throated hummingbird that can be found pollinating bri...
06/24/2021

This Pollinator Week, STEM with LM is admiring the bejeweled ruby-throated hummingbird that can be found pollinating brightly colored, tubular wildflowers at LM’s Fernald Preserve in Ohio and Weldon Spring Site in Missouri. Worldwide there are 2,000 species of pollinating birds. Learn more about some of the bird species that you can find at our LM sites and keep your eyes open for these feathered friends during your next visit. https://go.usa.gov/x6Nde
#STEMwithLM #DOE_LM #STEMRising #PollinatorWeek

This Pollinator Week, STEM with LM is admiring the bejeweled ruby-throated hummingbird that can be found pollinating brightly colored, tubular wildflowers at LM’s Fernald Preserve in Ohio and Weldon Spring Site in Missouri. Worldwide there are 2,000 species of pollinating birds. Learn more about some of the bird species that you can find at our LM sites and keep your eyes open for these feathered friends during your next visit. https://go.usa.gov/x6Nde
#STEMwithLM #DOE_LM #STEMRising #PollinatorWeek

Beginning in late June, LM is undertaking important work at the historic B***o Mines Complex in San Miguel County, Color...
06/24/2021

Beginning in late June, LM is undertaking important work at the historic B***o Mines Complex in San Miguel County, Colorado. Efforts to reclaim parts of this mine complex are necessary to protect the Dolores River from impacts caused by erosion of historic waste rock. The work will take place along the east side of County Road S8, near County Road 10S and adjacent to the Dolores River, through fall 2021. Learn more about the Uranium Leasing Program: https://go.usa.gov/x6VU6

Beginning in late June, LM is undertaking important work at the historic B***o Mines Complex in San Miguel County, Colorado. Efforts to reclaim parts of this mine complex are necessary to protect the Dolores River from impacts caused by erosion of historic waste rock. The work will take place along the east side of County Road S8, near County Road 10S and adjacent to the Dolores River, through fall 2021. Learn more about the Uranium Leasing Program: https://go.usa.gov/x6VU6

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM Safety Share. If you're not already routinely exercising, starting...
06/22/2021

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM Safety Share. If you're not already routinely exercising, starting a program to get in shape can help avoid many body aches, strains, and sprains. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercising can lower risk factors for high blood pressure and stroke, improve mental health and cognitive function, ease arthritis symptoms, and prevent weight gain. Learn more about LM’s Safety and Health program: https://go.usa.gov/xHfZa

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM Safety Share. If you're not already routinely exercising, starting a program to get in shape can help avoid many body aches, strains, and sprains. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercising can lower risk factors for high blood pressure and stroke, improve mental health and cognitive function, ease arthritis symptoms, and prevent weight gain. Learn more about LM’s Safety and Health program: https://go.usa.gov/xHfZa

The Oxford, Ohio, Site is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati. From 1952 to 1957, the Alba Craft Labo...
06/21/2021

The Oxford, Ohio, Site is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati. From 1952 to 1957, the Alba Craft Laboratory machine-threaded several tons of natural uranium metal for National Lead of Ohio to be used at nuclear reactors in Savannah River, South Carolina, and Hanford, Washington. Contamination was found both inside and outside the Alba Craft Laboratory building and several vicinity properties. Alba Craft Laboratory building demolition and vicinity properties remediation was completed in 1995.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/223997901990717/

The Oxford, Ohio, Site is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati. From 1952 to 1957, the Alba Craft Laboratory machine-threaded several tons of natural uranium metal for National Lead of Ohio to be used at nuclear reactors in Savannah River, South Carolina, and Hanford, Washington. Contamination was found both inside and outside the Alba Craft Laboratory building and several vicinity properties. Alba Craft Laboratory building demolition and vicinity properties remediation was completed in 1995.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/223997901990717/

We’re excited to be collaborating with @USACE Albuquerque District on two projects in New Mexico: addressing erosion iss...
06/16/2021

We’re excited to be collaborating with @USACE Albuquerque District on two projects in New Mexico: addressing erosion issues at the L-Bar site, and repairing subsidence and depressions on the main tailings disposal cell and constructing a new spillway at the Bluewater site. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6nH6

Water Fest success! LM’s Shawn Montgomery was excited to contribute to the 2021 Western Colorado Children’s Water Festiv...
06/15/2021

Water Fest success! LM’s Shawn Montgomery was excited to contribute to the 2021 Western Colorado Children’s Water Festival, hosted by Ute Water and conducted virtually in Grand Junction. The Atomic Legacy Cabin was featured as part of the event, as fifth graders were educated on the many different roles groundwater plays in their lives, communities, and the world in which they live. More than 500 students participated in the festival, which was available to educators online throughout the month of May.

Water Fest success! LM’s Shawn Montgomery was excited to contribute to the 2021 Western Colorado Children’s Water Festival, hosted by Ute Water and conducted virtually in Grand Junction. The Atomic Legacy Cabin was featured as part of the event, as fifth graders were educated on the many different roles groundwater plays in their lives, communities, and the world in which they live. More than 500 students participated in the festival, which was available to educators online throughout the month of May.

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM safety share. Keeping a flexible attitude and taking time to under...
06/15/2021

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM safety share. Keeping a flexible attitude and taking time to understand new coworkers, processes, and policies can help you adapt and build a strong foundation of safety at the workplace. Don't be afraid to contact managers, coworkers, and colleagues for help navigating new tasks and processes. Reach out for help or a sanity check — chances are, others have similar questions. Learn more about LM’s Safety and Health program: https://go.usa.gov/xHfZa

In recognition of National Safety Month, here’s an LM safety share. Keeping a flexible attitude and taking time to understand new coworkers, processes, and policies can help you adapt and build a strong foundation of safety at the workplace. Don't be afraid to contact managers, coworkers, and colleagues for help navigating new tasks and processes. Reach out for help or a sanity check — chances are, others have similar questions. Learn more about LM’s Safety and Health program: https://go.usa.gov/xHfZa

In the early 1940s, the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Warehouses Site was used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to store high...
06/14/2021

In the early 1940s, the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Warehouses Site was used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to store high-grade uranium ore; radium-bearing sludges; and other radioactive materials, such as tailings, oxide residues, and slag for the Manhattan Project. By 1988, all of the original structures had been removed. Remedial action was completed in 1992. LM’s responsibilities consist of managing site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/523764161897187/

In the early 1940s, the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Warehouses Site was used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to store high-grade uranium ore; radium-bearing sludges; and other radioactive materials, such as tailings, oxide residues, and slag for the Manhattan Project. By 1988, all of the original structures had been removed. Remedial action was completed in 1992. LM’s responsibilities consist of managing site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficeofLegacyManagement/videos/523764161897187/

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DOE is committed to managing its responsibilities associated with the legacy of World War II and the Cold War. This legacy includes radioactive and chemical waste, environmental contamination, and hazardous material at over 100 sites across the country. The Department has taken major steps toward fulfilling our commitments to clean up this environmental legacy by successfully implementing an accelerated environmental remediation program. For the first time, the Department is faced with larger-scale closings of a series of entire facilities. In order to effectively manage remaining legacy responsibilities and to fulfill commitments to our former contractor work force, the Department established LM.

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