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May 29, 2014
Jessie Welch performs laboratory work at WIPP Laboratories, which is a member of the National Analytical Management Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Response Laboratory Network.
EM-Led Radiological Incident Response Program Receives Honors

A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents recently received recognition for the best-in-track poster at a waste management conference earlier this year.

May 29, 2014
When September 2013 floods roared through the region, sites across Los Alamos National Laboratory, such as the Pueblo Canyon wetland, were damaged.
Willows Aid Flood Recovery in Los Alamos Desert

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate of Environmental Programs (ADEP) has been busy with various flood recovery activities since last fall. 

Los Alamos and much of New Mexico experienced off-the-charts rains in September 2013 causing over $3 million in damage to monitoring gages, roadways, and stormwater control structures on Laboratory property.

May 29, 2014
HAMMER instructor Michael Stordahl demonstrates the features available using a mondopad in a classroom.
Hanford Leads the Way for Greener Classrooms

EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) are leading the way to greener classrooms by developing a totally paperless class at the HAMMER Federal Training Facility at the Hanford site. MSA manages HAMMER on behalf of EM.

May 29, 2014
Army Capt. Mark Spurlock is photographed while stationed in Afghanistan.
Army Veteran Gains Experience at EM Site

Army Capt. Mark Spurlock supports the EM program at the Savannah River Site as part of Operation Warfighter, an internship program for returning warfighters.

May 29, 2014
Industrial Hygiene employees at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant streamlined and consolidated their operations, increasing safety and efficiency for employees on the project.
Worker Involvement Improves Safety at Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant

Employees at the Hanford site are working together to find new and innovative ways to stay safe at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, one of the site’s most complex decommissioning projects.

May 22, 2014
EM's Acting Assistant Secretary Selected to Lead Joint Convention

The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) selected David Huizenga, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management, as the President for the Fifth Review Meeting of the Parties.

May 19, 2014
Savannah River National Laboratory Engineering Specialist Keith Hyde, right, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Geologist Bob Craig use a disposable Hydrasleeve sampler to monitor groundwater as part of efforts to meet regulatory requirements at the Savannah River Site.
EM’s Use of Cost-Effective Passive Groundwater Sampling Grows

AIKEN, S.C. – EM increasingly uses passive groundwater sampling as an effective technique to monitor contaminant concentrations post-cleanup, saving the Cold War cleanup program millions of dollars over traditional methods.

April 29, 2014
CBFO’s Joe Franco, second from left, receives the New Mexico Patriotic Employer Award from the N.M. ESGR in January at WIPP. Others pictured, from left to right, include Col. Tim Paul, Joint Forces Headquarters, N.M. National Guard; N.M. ESGR Chair Ray Battaglini; and New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Timothy Hale.
Carlsbad Field Office Nominated for Employer Support Freedom Award

EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) was honored at a recognition event in Santa Fe this month for being nominated for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

April 29, 2014
Officials announce financial support for a new engineering program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Pictured, left to right, are URS Global Management and Operations Services General Manager James Taylor, USC Aiken Chancellor Sandra Jordan, and SRR President and Project Manager Ken Rueter.
EM Contractors’ Donations Support 4-Year Engineering Degree at USC Aiken

EM contractors URS and Savannah River Remediation (SRR) pledged to contribute $400,000 over several years to help fund a proposed four-year engineering degree at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken).

April 29, 2014
Savannah River Remediation construction employees worked more than 26 million hours without work-related injury or illness resulting in missed work days.
Construction Workers Achieve Safety Milestone at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – A portion of the construction workforce at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has worked more than 26 million hours without injury or illness resulting in missed work days.