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News | April 14, 2022

Defense Supply Center Richmond recognized for environmental excellence

By Leon Moore, Public Affairs Specialist DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, was recently awarded the Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award during a ceremony held at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, during the 2022 Environment Virginia Symposium March 29. The award recognizes the significant environmental contributions that Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond employees made on DSCR impacting the commonwealth over the past year

DSCR was specifically cited for its switch-over to natural gas for heating and the removal and recycling of unnecessary fuel storage tanks. The installation reduced the carbon dioxide it emitted by 30% or by 5,075,000 pounds, 281 tons of steel and concrete from removed tanks were recycled, saving $65,000 in landfill costs and fuel oil used annually was reduced by 85%, corresponding with cost savings of $850,000.