Muddy Boot Award Celebrated
Strata-G celebrated the award of ETEC’s Muddy Boot to Steve McCracken, former manager of DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management. Steve contributed to the cleanup mission at several DOE sites, notably Fernald and Mound, OH; but the project that led to success in cleaning up ETTP, the first of a nuclear gaseous diffusion site in history and the largest environmental project in the DOE complex, was a simple haul road. Steve’s idea of building a dedicated road to route heavy trucks bearing thousands of loads of contaminated material from ETTP to the onsite landfill kept the public and the environment safe. The Muddy Boot was well-deserved.