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February 26, 2014
EM’s Richland Operations Office and its contractors found solar power alternatives to building 1.5 kilometers of power lines and 15 to 20 power poles to bring electricity to Hanford’s 618-11 Burial Ground project.
Hanford Solar Power: Cost Effective and Mobile

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) has tasked contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) with improving sustainable energy usage on the Hanford site.

February 26, 2014
EM employees Tim Emmons and Bill Lutz secure a compressor with tie downs to the truck bed in preparation for the first shipment of the components to a disposal facility.
First Shipment of Compressors Leaves Portsmouth

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) contractor, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, recently achieved a significant milestone in cleanup operations at the former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon.

February 26, 2014
Construction of Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 is under way with the pouring of the initial mud mat. The mud mat provides a solid surface to place the concrete tank.
EM Completes Salt Waste Disposal Units $8 Million under Budget at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at Savannah River Site (SRS) has built two more low-level salt waste disposal units ahead of schedule and under budget. This work is essential to the mission of cleaning and closing the site's underground waste tanks.

February 6, 2014
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management's new website, above, features more news and resources for stakeholders, residents and media.
EM's Oak Ridge Office Launches New Website

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. –The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) is beginning 2014 with a new, user-friendly website, http://energy.gov/orem.

February 6, 2014
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act workers at the Savannah River Site imploded the 455-foot-tall K Reactor Cooling Tower in May 2010.
Project Management Institute Highlights Savannah River Nuclear Solutions in Publication

AIKEN, S.C. – Project Management Institute (PMI) — the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession — features a story on Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS).

January 29, 2014
SRR President and Project Manager Ken Rueter (left), SRR Director of Environmental, Safety, Health and Quality and Contractor Assurance Patricia Allen and SRR VPP Chair Donletta Watts (right) accept DOE’s VPP Star of Excellence award.
Star of Excellence for Safety Performance

AIKEN, S.C. – EM liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR) recently received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star of Excellence award for its commitment to ensure the safety of employees.

January 29, 2014
EM Finds Success with Fixed-Priced Hybrid Contract Approach Benefitting Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM plans to complete more fixed-priced procurements in the future, and some may involve a new combination of contracting strategies proven successful at the Hanford site.

January 29, 2014
EM’s Laboratory Supports Testing Wireless Technology in Secure Environment

AIKEN, S.C. – Wireless networks have become commonplace in homes, restaurants and retail environments. But up to now, they have not been suitable for secure environments.

January 29, 2014
Former Assistant Secretary Shares Experiences Leading EM: ‘Highlight of My Profession’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an occasional EM Update series, we feature interviews with former EM Assistant Secretaries to reflect on their achievements and challenges in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup and to discuss endeavors in life after EM.

January 29, 2014
Sabrina Elam (left) and Lorri Wright, who work in procurement for SRNS, review the savings the company achieved.
Savannah River Site Saves $10 Million with Innovative Commercial Procurement Practices

AIKEN, S.C. – The management and operations contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) created more than $10 million in cost savings in fiscal year 2013 by adopting successful purchasing practices used by America’s top companies.