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August 31, 2015
U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson addresses attendees at the H Canyon 60th anniversary event. In the background are, from left, Savannah River Site Manager Jack Craig, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Carol Johnson, and EM’s Tank Waste and Nuclear Material Deputy Assistant Secretary Ken Picha.
H Canyon’s 60th Anniversary Event Honors Past, Celebrates Future at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson, EM’s Tank Waste and Nuclear Material Deputy Assistant Secretary Ken Picha, community stakeholders, and current and retired H Canyon employees recently came together to celebrate the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) H Canyon Facility’s 60 years of service to the United States.

August 31, 2015
From right, EM’s Andre Fordham, Frank Moussa, and Vanessa Jenkins, and other DOE employees, talk with military veterans at DOE’s recruitment booth at the hiring event.
EM Discusses Job Opportunities with 140 Military Veterans at Hiring Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recruiters discussed career opportunities with about 140 military veterans during a recent hiring event held by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

August 20, 2015
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto to Speak at DOE National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE's new Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Monica Regalbuto is set to speak at the first DOE National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held Sept. 29-30 in the Washington, D.C. area.

August 19, 2015
EM Announces Advisory Board Chairs Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM today announced that the next meeting of its Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs will take place Sept. 2 and 3 in Santa Fe, N.M.

August 10, 2015
Ralph Holland, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center
EM Selects Ralph Holland to Lead Consolidated Business Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has named Ralph Holland director of the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) in Cincinnati.

August 6, 2015
Monica Regalbuto was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as DOE's Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management.
Dr. Monica Regalbuto Confirmed as DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Monica Regalbuto was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management.

July 31, 2015
DOE National Cleanup Workshop
DOE’s First National Cleanup Workshop Set for Sept. 29-30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE, in cooperation with the Energy Communities Alliance, Energy Facility Contractors Group, and Nuclear Energy Institute, will hold the first DOE National Cleanup Workshop Sept. 29 and 30 this year in the Washington, D.C. area.

July 30, 2015
The Portsmouth Site’s large process buildings and other facilities are shown here.
U.S., Ohio Approve Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site D&D Plans

PIKETON, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and DOE have agreed to a plan to demolish the massive, iconic process buildings and other facilities undergoing deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

July 29, 2015
SRNS environmental engineers Ron Socha (left) and Frank Sappington inspect earth-moving work within a basin containing coal ash.
Savannah River Site Takes on Another Environmental Cleanup Challenge: Coal-Fired Ash

AIKEN, S.C. – Workers have begun excavating a thick layer of coal ash covering approximately 100 acres of the Savannah River Site (SRS).

July 29, 2015
Employees at Oak Ridge discuss with EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, upper right, the steps involved in processing remote-handled waste and transporting it to UCOR’s storage facilities.
Federal-Contractor Partnership Allows Continued Waste Processing in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and two of its contractors — URS I CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) and Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) — have developed a plan that allows the site to continue processing transuranic waste and maintain its cleanup schedule.