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Friday, June 16, 2017

DOE Releases Full Text of EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

DOE Office of Environmental Management

EM News Flash | June 15, 2017

DOE Releases Full Text of EM’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. DOE released Wednesday the full text of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Congressional Budget Request of $6.5 billion for EM. Access the document here
   This marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade, and provides the resources necessary to continue making safe, steady and significant progress in tackling the environmental legacy of decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. 
   EM’s FY 2018 request provides the resources necessary to achieve progress on the facilities and capabilities necessary to tackle longer-term cleanup challenges, including:
   The request also enables EM to continue moving forward with tackling aging and excess facilities across the DOE complex, such as:
   In addition, the request includes approximately $225 million in funding to allow EM to address specific high-risk excess contaminated facilities at two National Nuclear Security Administration sites — the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
   Access DOE’s entire FY 2018 Congressional Budget Request here. Read DOE’s Budget in Brief, and a fact sheet and press release on the topic.

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