Our environmental remediation capabilities at DOE sites include: D&D; soil and groundwater remediation; lead contamination, heavy metals and radioactive materials cleanup, including excavation, dredging, treatment and disposal; asbestos characterization and abatement; and RCRA/CERCLA.
In Idaho, VNSFS’ experts perform independent environmental surveillance, natural resources management support and research, radioecological management support and research, and public education. The ecological support conducted by the Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research (ESER) program is related to ongoing and future activities at DOE’s Idaho National Lab. Support to DOE with the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act are also important components of ESER. The work requires an in-depth knowledge of ecosystem science and, specifically Idaho Site ecosystems.
Additionally, VNSFS conducts a public education and outreach program, designed to encourage interest in environmental science in K-12 students. We reach more than 15,000 students each year in their classroom and more than 100 teachers every summer through recertification workshops. ESER experts also deliver about 10 technical presentations annually and publish a variety of journal papers.
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