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August 28, 2014
From left, Colmon Elrige, executive assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear; Jennie Freels, quality assurance support and programs manager; and Michelle Dudley, quality assurance manager. Freels and Dudley are with LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky.
Cleanup Contractor at Paducah Site Receives Performance Excellence Award

PADUCAH, Ky. – The environmental cleanup contractor at EM’s Paducah site has been honored for demonstrating serious commitment to performance improvement principles.

August 28, 2014
CBFO Manager Joe Franco (sixth from left) with the WIPP Red Team and competition officials at the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Competition.
WIPP Team Chosen as Overall Champion at National Mine Rescue Competition

CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Mine Rescue Red Team was selected as overall champion from among 41 teams that participated in the National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Competition in Lexington, Ky. this month.

August 28, 2014
LATA Kentucky groundwater cleanup site superintendent Donnie Bell, far right, describes the project to (from left) Steve Christmas of LATA Kentucky and interns Weston Loyd, Matthew Jehnke, and Wesley Morgan.
Paducah Site Interns Learn About EM Opportunities

PADUCAH, Ky. – Thirteen college students took a break from the books to participate in a summer internship program hosted by LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, the cleanup contractor at EM’s Paducah site.

August 28, 2014
Workers remove an old door during H Canyon facility modifications.
Savannah River Site’s H Canyon Work Ensures Future Missions for Facility

EM and its primary contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) safely completed 16 facility modifications three months ahead of schedule in support of the continued operation and sustainability of the H Canyon facility.

August 28, 2014
Pamela Thompson is retiring from her 37-year federal career.
Retiring Procurement Official Reflects on Career

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As the retiring supervisory contracting officer for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO), Pamela Thompson exemplifies the wisdom of her own advice.

August 28, 2014
An aerial photo of Hanford’s 100-D Area along the Columbia River, which is served by one of five pump-and-treat systems along the Columbia River that are helping shrink areas of contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Exceeds Annual Goal for Cleaning up Groundwater near Columbia River

RICHLAND, Wash. – At the Hanford site in southeast Washington state, EM and its contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) are achieving groundwater cleanup goals ahead of schedule.

August 28, 2014
British Research Scholar David Ward
EM Headquarters Hosts British Research Scholar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time in four years, EM headquarters is hosting a research scholar from the United Kingdom.

August 26, 2014
 EM’s first Business Opportunity Forum takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at DOE’s Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.
EM Launches Forum on Business Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM will host its first quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program with contractors.

August 21, 2014
Workers observe the demolition of the West Water Tower at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Workers Safely Tear Down Towers at Manhattan Project Site

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – After decades dominating the Los Alamos National Laboratory skyline, two water towers were safely demolished by workers in a matter of hours recently, bringing EM’s Environmental Projects Office at Los Alamos a step closer to transferring the land for future commercial or industrial use.

July 29, 2014
A container holding plutonium-bearing materials is placed inside an outer container. A number of these containers at SRS go through examinations each year to look for signs of degradation.
SRS Completes Annual Examinations to Verify Safe Storage of Nuclear Materials

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed an annual process in K Area that validates the site’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the safety and security of nuclear materials stored there.