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Workshop to focus on DOE cleanup work

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office will have a public workshop to discuss the environmental management division’s fiscal year 2013 budget and cleanup priorities.

The workshop with Oak Ridge’s top environmental management leadership will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

“This public meeting will assist us in achieving many of our guiding principles — transparency during the decision process, properly educating the community about our work and providing a forum for the public to respond,” said John Eschenberg, DOE’s assistant manager of environmental management in Oak Ridge.

“Hopefully, this event will help the community understand our challenges so we can work in unison to achieve a clean Oak Ridge,” he added.

The meeting will include overviews from Eschenberg and environmental management chief financial officer and federal project directors responsible for many of the site’s largest and most complex cleanup efforts.

After the presentations, the public will be given the opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback regarding future cleanup priorities in Oak Ridge.