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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 29, 2014
Sky Energy of Ohio University claimed first place in the competition for its clean and renewable energy pitch to construct a solar and wind facility at the Portsmouth site. From left, David Felty, Mishion Payne, Bobby Pfeiffer, and Zach Ousley.
Competition Challenges Student-Entrepreneurs

Students and aspiring entrepreneurs from Ohio University in Chillicothe and Shawnee State University in Portsmouth recently went head-to-head in a Regional Business “Pitch” Competition sponsored by DOE.

May 29, 2014
VPP representatives Barbara Williams and Jack Griffith with contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company receive the VPP Star Status certificate for their project at EM's Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site.
DOE’s Worker-Focused Safety Program Honors Contractors Across EM Complex

Several contractors across the EM complex received honors in recent months in an important DOE safety program that turns to workers to assess, prevent, and control potential health and safety hazards.

May 29, 2014
A crane lowers the carbon treatment system into place during construction.
In-Ground Heating Removes Groundwater Contamination at EM’s Paducah Site

Belowground heating technology is helping to clean up the leading source of groundwater contamination at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

May 29, 2014
This petroglyph is among the many prehistoric artifacts at the NNSS.
Cultural Artifacts Cross Eras at the NNSS

It is well known that the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is home to many artifacts from the Cold War. But few people may be aware of the older important cultural resources that exist throughout the site.

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.