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House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Holds Third Meeting

June 12, 2015
Press Release

The House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus in collaboration with the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) held a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 3 to discuss plans for successfully achieving our nation’s nuclear cleanup mission. The panel included Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Christine Gelles, Acting Manager, EM Los Alamos Field Office, and Ingrid Kolb, Director, Office of Management. Members of Congress from all the major Department of Energy Environmental Management sites as well as over 125 representatives from the environmental cleanup community attended the event.

“Today’s meeting was an excellent example of how we can continue to move the ball forward with nuclear cleanup through collaboration,” Rep. Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, stated. “This caucus allows legislators, Department of Energy officials and other key environmental management leaders to work with each other to strengthen our cleanup mission. The panel discussion gave us the opportunity to come together to offer updates on existing plans and discuss best practices. It is an honor to work with these colleagues, and I look forward to our continued success in raising awareness for nuclear cleanup.”

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, discusses the nuclear cleanup mission with panelists Mark Whitney, Christine Gelles, and Ingrid Kolb.

Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3), Joe Wilson (SC-2), Bill Johnson (OH-6), and Ben Lujan (NM-3).