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Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Hosts Asst. Secretary Regalbuto

October 1, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON− The House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus held a meeting and panel discussion on Wednesday, September 30 to discuss the EM mission.  The caucus meeting featured remarks by the new Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto, who is charged with leading the department’s environmental management mission, a number of Congressional members and a panel discussion of environment management leaders.  The meeting was put on in collaboration with the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

“We had another successful Caucus meeting today and once again drew a capacity crowd,” Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, stated.  “It was great to have Assistant Secretary Regalbuto here and we’re grateful she decided to make this one of her first events as Assistant Secretary.  With each meeting we continue to grow and strengthen our EM community while working toward our ultimate cleanup goals.”

“I want to thank Assistant Secretary Regalbuto for joining with the Nuclear Cleanup Caucus to discuss efforts to address the legacy of nuclear waste that continues to impact our communities,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Co-Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.  “These valuable discussions with the Department of Energy, members of Congress, and regional and national stakeholders in the cleanup community are an important part of our efforts to increase attention and awareness for the critical environmental cleanup work that is needed at DOE sites in New Mexico and across the country.”

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and Ben Ray Luján serve as Co-Chairs of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus. The purpose of this caucus is to promote awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions. A bipartisan group of legislators from across the country will work together to ensure the success of our nuclear cleanup missions, not only in East Tennessee and New Mexico, but at all cleanup sites throughout the nation.