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July 29, 2016
Advance Agenda Now Available for 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An advance agenda is now available for the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

July 28, 2016
EM Headquarters Completes Reorganization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM headquarters is moving forward with a new organizational structure intended to further improve EM’s ability to effectively and efficiently conduct cleanup activities across the DOE complex.

July 28, 2016
Employees in the Americium Recovery Facility remove piping.
Workers Complete Highest Hazard Demolition Preparations at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers at the Hanford Site have reached a significant point in EM’s deactivation work to prepare the Plutonium Finishing Plant’s (PFP) major processing facilities for demolition.

July 28, 2016
DOE officials served as members of the “In It To Win IT” panel at the Reservation Economic Summit in Tulsa this month. From left to right, EM Acting Small Business Advocate Steve Sylvester, Jack Surash with EM’s Office of Corporate Services, DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Director John Hale III, OSDBU Deputy Director Drake Russell, Norbert Doyle with EM’s Office of Corporate Services, and EM Consolidated Business Center Small Business Program Manager Anne Marie Bird.
EM Focuses on Potential Business Opportunities with Indian Country at Summits

TULSA, Okla. – Expanding outreach to Indian Country companies, EM officials discussed business opportunities in the cleanup program and greater DOE at economic summits this month and in March held by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

July 28, 2016
ERDF is known as the “hub” of Hanford cleanup.
EM Marks 20 years of Cleanup Success at Hanford Disposal Facility

RICHLAND, Wash. – July marked 20 successful years of environmental cleanup at one of EM’s largest disposal facilities — the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) on the Hanford Site.

July 28, 2016
Michael Casbon’s first job for Hanford’s ERDF was helping with its conceptual design. This month, he celebrated the 20th anniversary of the facility’s operation as its resident engineer.
Hanford Site Facility's 20th Anniversary Marks Career Milestone for Engineer

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineer Mike Casbon has watched the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) grow up.

July 28, 2016
WEMS technicians Jim Snodgrass (left) and Jim Dixon set pins in security lock cores at the X-720 Lock shop.
EM Issues Report Cards to Portsmouth Site Contractors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM has completed evaluations and determined final-period award fees for two prime contracts at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site in south-central Ohio.

July 28, 2016
Officials mark the completion of construction of the Engineered Scale Test Facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 20.
EM Marks Completion of Facility for Low-Activity Waste Pretreatment System

RICHLAND, Wash. – The EM Office of River Protection (ORP) completed construction of a new facility designed to validate the technology and systems of the Low-Activity Waste Pretreatment System (LAWPS) on July 17.

July 28, 2016
A section of the thermal catalytic oxidizer is lowered into the LAW facility.
Workers Continue Progress in Installing Equipment for Vitrification Facility

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers recently completed installing two of the last major pieces of equipment for the EM Office of River Protection’s Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Vitrification Facility at the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

July 28, 2016
UCOR’s K-27 Building demolition project, pictured here, is ahead of schedule with actual costs projected to be less than planned, according to OREM’s correspondence regarding the contractor’s fee determination.
EM’s Oak Ridge Cleanup Contractor Earns 93 Percent of Available Fee

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM’s cleanup contractor at the Oak Ridge site earned nearly $3.6 million for its performance from Oct. 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, amounting to 93 percent of the total award fee available.