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June 15, 2016
Ancillary Building Demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant Complex

RICHLAND, Wash. – Progress toward demolition at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) on the Hanford Site continued with the safe demolition of a small building near the main PFP complex this month.

June 15, 2016
Crews process some of the roughly 1,700 drums of waste that have been processed at the 618-10 Burial Ground.
Richland Operations Office Makes Progress Removing Drums at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and cleanup contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have excavated and processed the majority of drums at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of the Hanford Site’s most hazardous burial grounds.

June 15, 2016
Larry McCandless of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth demonstrates the use of the GIS viewer.
EM Site Puts Environmental Database Online

PIKETON, Ohio – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Portsmouth Site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the Internet.

June 15, 2016
Bechtel employees Jared Thomas (left) and Brian Tyrrell at WTP.
Engineers Go Mobile with Tablets, Bring Benefits to Waste Treatment Plant Project

RICHLAND, Wash. – Jared Thomas has been hard to find at his desk lately. And that’s a good thing.

June 15, 2016
Shown (from left): EM Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vincent Adams, Fluor Government Group Environmental & Nuclear Business Line Senior Vice President Greg Meyer, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) Deputy Site Project Director Jeff Stevens, EM Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Acting Manager Robert Edwards, FBP Site Project Director Dennis Carr, EM Portsmouth Site Lead Joel Bradburne, and EM Portsmouth OSWDF Federal Project Director Johnny Reising.
Portsmouth Site Breaks Ground For Waste Disposal

PIKETON, Ohio – Work has begun on a sediment pond at the On-site Waste Disposal Facility (OSWDF) site in the northeast area of EM’s Portsmouth Site.

June 15, 2016
A physical security specialist with Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC conducts a secured-area inspection as part of the contractor’s security oversight duties at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site.
Two EM Contractors Are Among Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two contractors supporting EM cleanup have been recognized with awards from DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

June 15, 2016
This year's Savannah River Remediation summer interns have arrived. The 42 interns include (front row; left to right) Casey Rhodes, Logan Tihey, Jonathan Townsend, A’jay Jones, Victoria Truelove, Ximena Vasquez, Christopher York, Brandon Byers, Tu Nguyen, Tristen Fields, Zoe Wesley, Briana Young, Meredith Williamson, Robert Morgan, Jennifer Herbert, and Keaton Thurmond; and (back row; left to right) Eric Patterson, Jake Mellon, Tom Hampton, Lee Girardeau, Eddie Dernar, Michael Harris, Paul Jackson, Greg Head, Vondray Sanford, DJ Roberts, Christopher Turner, Hunter Norris, Brock Metzger, Constance Kinney, Taylor Schneider, and Michael Jaffe. Brad Lloyd, Curtis Wilson, Raven Woods, Belinda Owusu, Alton Turner, Jabril McKevie, Stuart Ralston, Austin Long, John Kolbeck, and David Webb are not pictured.
Savannah River Remediation’s Interns Arrive

AIKEN, S.C. – Through its summer internship program, EM's liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site has gained 42 interns eager to gain hands-on experience in fields ranging from engineering to law.

June 9, 2016
Preliminary Agenda Available for 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The preliminary agenda is now available for the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, set to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

June 7, 2016
EM Facilities Startup is Focus of June 8 Event for House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The topic of startup and commissioning of several facilities critical to EM’s cleanup progress takes center stage on Wed., June 8 at an event on Capitol Hill for the bipartisan House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

June 6, 2016
EM Senior Technical Advisor Rodrigo Rimando, center, red shirt, is shown in Japan in July, when he led a diverse team of expert roboticists to explore opportunities for collaboration with Japanese universities, technologist, and government laboratories.
EM Brings Unique Nuclear Niche to Robotics Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM will showcase its unique need for advanced robotics in nuclear and radiological applications at a June 9 event in Washington, D.C. open to the public that marks the five-year anniversary of a multi-agency effort to accelerate the development and application of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people and solve problems in areas of national priority.