Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group

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The Environmental Assessment and Engineering (EA&E) technical group is a team of scientists, engineers, and project managers located within the Energy and Environmental Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). With diverse skills and expertise, the EA&E Group builds on its collective capabilities to provide comprehensive solutions addressing some of our nation's most complex challenges in energy systems siting and licensing; environmental characterization, monitoring, and remediation; and national security measures.



  • Capturing FutureGen 2.0

    Capturing FutureGen 2.0

    Over the last few decades, carbon capture and storage approaches have been developed to capture carbon dioxide and inject it into underground reservoirs. FutureGen 2.0 was a project that aimed to develop these approaches at the industrial scale. Although support for this project ended in 2015, FutureGen 2.0 provided valuable information and tangible results.

  • Dust Busters

    Dust Busters

    PNNL researchers are using integrated air dispersion modeling to help foster a safe work environment at for demolition workers at Hanford’s radioactive facilities.

  • PNNL Team Recognized for Role in High-Profile Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Facilities

    PNNL Team Recognized for Role in High-Profile Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Facilities

    A PNNL team led by Tara O'Neil was recognized for their support of sustainable management of nuclear waste. DOE's Nuclear Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary Andy Griffith wrote to the PNNL team, thanking them for the work they performed that allowed DOE to complete an important report.

  • Two Brains are Better Than One: How the Geothermal Community Upped the Game for Computer Codes

    Two Brains are Better Than One: How the Geothermal Community Upped the Game for Computer Codes

    The purpose of the Geothermal Technologies Office Code Comparison Study is to determine how well the geothermal research community characterizes and models enhanced geothermal systems. The study brought together 11 research institutions to test, compare, improve, and discuss their numerical simulators.

  • Rising Stars of Robotics

    Rising Stars of Robotics

    Some of the brightest young minds in robotics are coming to PNNL—and they're going to build highly advanced robotics systems designed for extremely contaminated areas that pose a high risk of exposure to human workers. Under the new program, Carnegie Mellon University will send graduate students for two-year internships under the guidance of national lab staff.

  • Bruce Napier

    PNNL's Bruce Napier Appointed to UNSCEAR

    Bruce Napier, appointed as a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.