Source: Aiken Standard | Colin Demarest | May 31, 2019

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Major personnel changes at some of the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Energy and its semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration are under way, according to a department announcement reviewed by the Aiken Standard on Friday.

Anne Marie White – the woman atop the DOE Office of Environmental Management, the Savannah River Site landlord – has submitted her resignation, according to the announcement, which is signed off with the names of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

White’s resignation is effective June 14. The assistant secretary for environmental management was confirmed in March 2018, bringing her total time at the helm to just over one year.

No reason for her leave was given in the memo.

“Anne’s service to the Department of Energy and to this nation are greatly appreciated,” the personnel announcement reads. “Please join us in wishing her the best in her future endeavors.”

Environmental Management, established in 1989, is charged with cleaning up the nation’s legacy from the Cold War and other government-sponsored energy research. At the Savannah River Site, Environmental Management’s tasks include processing millions of gallons of radioactive liquid waste.

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