Moving forward, Phase II of the taskforce will examine specific steps to help achieve a 2020 vision for the DOE Complex.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy announced next steps under the Asset Revitalization Initiative, a Department-wide initiative to examine ways to work with local communities to support the reuse of DOE resources at former Cold War weapons sites around the country. These steps build on the recommendations from the Task Force on Asset Revitalization, which was convened by Secretary Chu in February 2011, and will facilitate local efforts to support beneficial reuse options at DOE sites, including reindustrialization, manufacturing, clean energy development, nature preserves, and educational centers.
As part of the path forward for the Department, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Thomas D’Agostino will convene a Phase II of the Asset Revitalization Taskforce. Under Phase II, representatives from across DOE will continue to work together to support the review, coordination and acceleration of asset revitalization and beneficial reuse efforts for former DOE assets.
“By bringing together experts with experience in asset revitalization from across the Department, we’ve been able to share best practices and lessons learned in a way that helps us complete our mission for the American people,” said Under Secretary D’Agostino. “I fully expect the benefits of this cross-cutting initiative to continue during Phase II of this important task force. I look forward to working closely with the group to advance these recommendations and support local community reuse at Department of Energy sites across the country.”
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Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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