Jefferson Lab Awarded HRSD Gold Award

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Jefferson Lab’s commitment to environmental excellence recognized with award

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has been awarded a Pretreatment Excellence Gold Award by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). The award recognizes the lab’s perfect compliance with environmental regulations for calendar year 2020.

“We are happy to see that our efforts resulted in perfect compliance with all HRSD regulations,” said Steven Hoey, Jefferson Lab’s director of Environment, Safety and Health. “Jefferson Lab is committed to mitigating adverse impacts to the environment, workers and the public. We implement continuous improvements to our environment programs so that we remain good stewards of our environment.”

According to HRSD, recipients of these awards have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence. Entities recognized in the award program completed the year with no administrative or technical violations. A total of 123 Pretreatment Excellence and 2 Pollution Prevention (P2) awards were earned for calendar year 2020.

In the public award citation, HRSD commends awardees for exemplary permit compliance and outstanding pollution prevention measures.

“These businesses pretreat their industrial wastewater before discharging it to HRSD’s system. Their efforts help protect our waterways and other natural resources.”

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