Tracking Restoration And Closure (TRAC) is a web-based application that combines infographics, annual statistics, and historical facts to clearly communicate the current status of groundwater contamination cleanup efforts at Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) sites across the nation. TRAC is a tool to share information about and provide transparency into environmental remediation progress at these cleanup sites.
With TRAC, users can explore robust and consistent geospatial visualization of contaminants of concern above the regulatory cleanup concentrations. Unlike a traditional written report, TRAC provides explanatory text, photographs, video, contaminant plume graphics, and tabular metrics on cleanup progress. Metrics are displayed for three categories of information:
In addition to tracking remediation progress, TRAC is an online information resource that promotes the sharing of technologies, successes, and lessons learned across the DOE-EM complex by providing a single, consistent framework for integrating and standardizing information among EM sites. TRAC facilitates effective communication about progress toward site closure between DOE-EM sites and Headquarters, and with regulators and stakeholders.
TRAC v. 1.0 was released in October 2022 with full data for the Hanford Site in Washington state, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and the Idaho National Laboratory. Information on seven additional DOE-EM sites is being compiled and reviewed, and is expected to be available by January 2023. Each site will update its data annually.
TRAC can be accessed at https://trac.pnnl.gov. General users can bypass the login to continue as a Guest (the login is for authorized users).
Senior Development Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Advisor, Center for the Remediation of Complex Sites (RemPlex)
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Physical Scientist, Office of Subsurface Closure, DOE Office of Environmental Management
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