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April 29, 2014
Pictured are members of the Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team, including, left to right, Joe Moore, Bob Anderson, Stephanie Puckett, Matt Vick, Lisa Burns, Vince Adams, Stephanie McLaughlin, Frank Johnston, and Ron Shelato. Team members Roger Steckel, Russell McCallister, Roger Coats, Jeff Stone, and Mandy Mayo are not shown.
EM Wins Five Sustainability Awards at Three Sites: Second Story in Two-Part Series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In this second part of a two-part series, EM Update focuses on three of five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards EM received for its efforts in comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions management, waste reduction, pollution prevention, and fleet management at the Portsmouth, Oak Ridge

April 29, 2014
Benedict College student Faith Kibuye explains her researcher to SRNL Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalske
Inspiring the Next Generation in Innovation

“Our partnerships with colleges and universities are critical for our growth and the future of the Savannah River National Laboratory.

April 10, 2014
This graphic shows the benefit of applying a thin film as a polymer coating to waste containment bags used for radioactive waste shipments.
EM Lab Addresses Waste Challenge, Improves Worker Safety

AIKEN, S.C. – EM is funding research at the Savannah River National Laboratory to develop a material to safely contain the radioactive waste generated by a planned multi-year decontamination project at the Savannah River Site (SRS) while the waste is being shipped for disposal.

April 8, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, fourth from left, and Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, third from right, present the Secretary's Achievement Award to members of the Savannah River Site F-Tank Farm Closure Team. Team members pictured, left to right, are James Rush, William Levitan, Kathleen Martin, Linda Suttora, James Herbert, Kim Hauer, and Daniel Wood.
Secretary’s Honor Awards Recognize EM’s Tank Cleanup, Closure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department honored EM for achievements in its work to close high-level radioactive waste tanks as part of the annual Secretarial Honor Awards Ceremony Monday.

March 31, 2014
Department of Energy Releases Proposal to Amend the Hanford Consent Decree

For more than 40 years, facilities at the Hanford Site in the State of Washington supplied America’s defense program with plutonium, which was critical to the nation’s defense during World War II and throughout the Cold War. This effort resulted in the production of 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical wastes, which are currently stored in 177 underground tanks. The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is a massive and complex first-of-a-kind plant that, when constructed, will be the cornerstone to completing the cleanup of this tank waste at Hanford.

March 31, 2014
Pictured here are the panel speakers, left to right, Malgorzata Sneve, Director for Regulatory Cooperation Programme, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority; Roxie Schescke, President, Indian Eyes LLC; Dr. Monica Regalbuto, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies; and Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, Director of NE’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Technical Integration Office.
More Than 180 People Gather for Women of Waste Management Event

More than 180 people attended the Women of Waste Management Panel and Networking Reception at the Waste Management 2014 Conference on the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials in Phoenix earlier this month.

March 31, 2014
Two adult bald eagles sit atop a tree on the Hanford site near the Columbia River. Hanford biologists recently counted 60 eagles on the site, the most ever at Hanford at one time.
EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

March 31, 2014
EM Supports Department’s Small Business Commitment at Waste Management

PHOENIX – EM presented an exhibit and participated in a panel on the barriers small businesses face at the Waste Management 2014 Conference earlier this month, demonstrating DOE’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for those companies.

March 31, 2014
Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky.
Schools Near EM Sites in Kentucky, Ohio Advance to DOE's National Science Bowl

Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky. Lone Oak, which is in Paducah, went on to finish 1-2 among the 16 teams from 11 middle schools and advance to DOE’s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28. Calloway County High School in Murray won the high school competition Feb. 21 and also advances to the national competition in its division.

March 31, 2014
DOE Fellows gather with EM Lead Foreign Affairs Specialist Ana Han, front row, left to right, EM Acting Assistant Secretary David Huizenga, and Florida International University Applied Research Director Dr. Leonel E. Lagos at the Waste Management 2014 Conference.
DOE Fellows Join Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – Florida International University (FIU) staff members and students who work with EM on research efforts took part in the Waste Management 2014 Conference on the safe management and disposition of radioactive materials and waste in Phoenix earlier this month.