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July 14, 2016
DOE-Idaho Deputy Manager Jack Zimmerman, right, and Fluor Idaho President and Project Manager Fred Hughes.
DOE, New Idaho Cleanup Contractor Reflect on Successful Transition, Look to Future

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – It’s now been a little more than a month since Fluor Idaho, LLC, officially took over as the new contractor for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) at DOE’s Idaho Site.

July 14, 2016
Centerra's special response team and aviation operations department are important elements of the SRS protective force.
DOE Scorecard Rates Savannah River Site’s Security Contractor as ‘Excellent’

AIKEN, S.C. – Centerra-SRS, the security contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), earned an overall “excellent” performance rating for the most recent evaluation period of Oct. 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016

July 14, 2016
Eugene Waggoner poses for a portrait in the C-300 Central Control Building at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Paducah Site Tours Nostalgic for Former Workers

PADUCAH, Ky. – Eugene Waggoner was 29 when the first equipment began enriching uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

July 14, 2016
Members of the WIPP mine rescue team prepare to respond to a simulated emergency in the WIPP underground during the annual exercise. WIPP has two mine rescue teams, and they regularly drill to ensure they are prepared to respond in the event of an actual underground emergency.
EM Sites Across U.S. Train to Respond to Events, from Chemical Spill to Earthquake

A handful of EM cleanup sites across the DOE complex recently conducted a wide range of intricate emergency response exercises, and initial reports show the practice scenarios were successful, with employees trained and prepared to respond quickly and safely.

July 14, 2016
SRNS’ Ashley Shull uses the Environmental Compliance Sampling Collection Tool to record data from samples taken at SRS.
Savannah River Site Promotes Sharing Technology Innovation Across DOE Complex

AIKEN, S.C. – An innovative data collection technology for environmental compliance sampling developed and used by the Savannah River Site is now being deployed at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio to increase the efficiency of cleanup operations as EM continues to promote sharing lessons learned and new technologies across DOE sites.

July 14, 2016
LEAP member Jeff Bickley (left) pitches an idea to improve rotameters in H Canyon during the inaugural LEAP into the Shark Tank event.
Savannah River Site Workers Pitch Innovations During Shark Tank-Style Event

AIKEN, S.C. – Proposing to increase efficiency at H Canyon and attract job candidates, early-career professionals for the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) management and operations contractor put their ideas to the test before judges at an inaugural innovation event recently.

July 14, 2016
ORP employees Kelly Ebert, left, and Anne McCartney, recently earned their professional engineer licenses from the state of California.
Professional Engineer Licenses are Symbol of Achievement for Employees

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two EM Office of River Protection (ORP) engineers recently earned their professional engineer (PE) licenses from the state of California.

July 14, 2016
CRESO Director John Byrd provides direction to students gathering data for their research on the region's box turtle. The organization’s study of turtles is the largest in the world.
Turtle Search Highlights Oak Ridge’s Support to Environmental Education Initiative

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) recently conducted its annual search for Tennessee’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle.

July 14, 2016
SRR Engineers Austin Chandler (left) and Jeff Iaukea (right) use interactive games to make science fun for fourth graders at Hammond Hill Elementary.
Engineers Make Science Fun for Students

AIKEN, S.C. – Two engineers with Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor visited a local school to teach Newton’s laws of motion to several fourth-grade classes.

July 12, 2016
Rep. Simpson to Speak at 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), chair of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, is set to speak at the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held Sept. 14-15 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.