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Gelles to manage DOE's EM-LA office

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NNSA > Process for picking permanent manager is currently ongoing

By The Staff

Christine Gelles was named the acting manager for the new Environmental Management Los Alamos office Tuesday.
The announcement was made by the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.
“Christine has been engaged in the radioactive waste management challenges at Los Alamos and is actively involved in all aspects of transition planning,” said Mark Whitney, EM’s Acting Assistant Secretary, in a press release announcing the move. “Christine’s significant managerial expertise in all aspects of the EM legacy cleanup mission will enable a smooth transition of activities from NNSA to EM oversight.”
Also Tuesday, the DOE announced that Pete Maggiore, who has served as manager for the federal environmental cleanup effort since May 2011, will remain with the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Transition activities are currently underway, according to the DOE, and the process of selecting a permanent manager is also underway.
The NNSA had previously managed the EM office. Now, the EM-LA office will report directly to the EM headquarters and managed legacy environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory.