WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated its national laboratories and sites for achievements in environmental stewardship, awarding a total of 21 Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards for innovative initiatives across the enterprise.
The P2 awards recognize performance in integrating environmental stewardship practices that help reduce risk, protect natural resources and enhance site operations.
“These awards recognize the projects throughout the enterprise that exemplify NNSA’s commitment to environmental excellence in the communities that host us,” said NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Don Cook. “Responsible stewardship of the environment is an important part of NNSA’s effort to improve the way we do business and invest in a modern nuclear security enterprise. I congratulate the men and women across the NNSA who have found innovative ways to reduce the environmental impact of our work, improve efficiency and ensure the long-term sustainability of the enterprise.”
The P2 award recipients are selected by a panel of judges from within the NNSA enterprise. The panel reviews the best in class projects identified by NNSA Site Offices and the NNSA Administrator.
This year, NNSA awarded nine best in class awards and 12 environmental stewardship awards. The awards are as follows:
Best in Class Awards:
Environmental Stewardship Awards:
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.