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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.

July 6, 2016
Deadline to Register for EM's Next Business Opportunity Forum is Monday, July 11

TULSA, Okla. – EM's next quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program is set for Wed., July 13 in Tulsa, Okla.

July 6, 2016
Energy Department Announces Plans to Fund Radiochemistry Traineeships at University

The U.S. faces a growing demand for scientists trained and educated in radiochemistry, the chemical study of radioactive elements. With that in mind, the Energy Department's offices of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Environmental Management (EM) are co-funding a new traineeship program in radiochemistry at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman.

July 5, 2016
EM, Industry Managers Across the Complex to Participate in National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Managers from EM field offices and cleanup contractors across the DOE cleanup program are set to take part in the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

   Planned participants include:

June 30, 2016
EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney delivers the keynote address at this year’s Contract and Project Management Workshop.
Workshop for Sites, Headquarters Focuses on Improvements to Contracts, Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – About 100 EM employees from across the complex gathered for a meaningful exchange that focused on continuous improvements in planning and executing the cleanup program’s contracts and projects at an annual workshop this month.

June 30, 2016
DOE and Parsons employees gather in front of SWPF after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Savannah River Site Cuts Ribbon for New Salt Waste Processing Facility

AIKEN, S.C. - EM celebrated another milestone in the cleanup of radioactive liquid waste stored at the Savannah River Site (SRS) with a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF).