Lab honors 400 employees

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LANL’s 2011 Pollution Prevention Awards Ceremony, held recently 21 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, honored more than 400 Lab employees for their success in incorporating pollution prevention strategies—reducing pollution, enhancing operations, saving money, or reducing environmental impacts—into their daily work.
This year’s winners participated on 62 projects in the following 10 categories: Living Laboratory, Health and Environment, Water Resources, Cradle to Cradle (Prevention, Recycling, Minimization, and Cleanouts), Energy and Fleet, Community Collaboration and Engagement, and Change Agents.
Six projects received the Star Award for outstanding achievement in pollution prevention.
The projects that were recognized substituted chemicals with greener alternatives, used disposable personal protective equipment, segregated electronics to decrease waste, reduced water outfall discharges, and recycled and reused demolition debris.
The Ceremony’s speakers included LANLs Deputy Director Ike Richardson, Environmental Protection Division Leader Denny Hjeresen, and Deputy Associate Director for Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Cindy Dutro.
The ceremony also honored six Laboratory’s projects that received national recognition by the National Nuclear Security Administration.