By Kevin N. Roark, February 8, 2008
The Laboratory garnered two 2008 Best-in-Class Pollution Prevention awards and six Environmental Stewardship awards from the National Nuclear Security Administration. According to NNSA, the annual pollution prevention awards program affirms the importance and benefits, both environmental and fiscal, of integrating pollution prevention into all NNSA sites' operations through environmental management systems.
The Laboratory's 2008 Best-in-Class winners are "Wastewater Recycling Saves More Than $1 Million Annually" and "Ultrapure Carbon and Carbon-Nitride Nanomaterials," The 2008 Environmental Stewardship awards are "More than $900,000 Saved with Steam Generator Optimization," "Perchloric Acid Exhaust System Saves $750,000 Annually," "Recycling of Soil, Asphalt, and Mulch Saves $1.7 Million," "Mixed Office Paper Recycle Program," "Integrating Safety and Security into the Environment Management System Life-cycle: A Body-contact Sport," and "The Uninterruptible Power Supply Project."
To read more about the winners, see the news release.