The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge received six of 18 sustainability awards announced by theÂ National Nuclear Security Administration on Tuesday.
The NNSA said the awards wereÂ for innovation and excellence at its national laboratories and sites. TheyÂ recognize exemplary individual and team performance in advancing sustainability goals through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy, water, and fleet efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gases, pollution and waste, a press release said.
â€œI congratulate the winners of this yearâ€™s sustainability awards and all those involved in our efforts to implement environmentally responsible and sustainable operations and projects,â€ said James McConnell, NNSA acting associate administrator for infrastructure and operations. â€œNNSA will continue striving to develop new and creative solutions to minimize the environmental impact of our vital national security mission.â€ [Read more…]