Secretary Chu and Sergei Kiriyenko, Director General of Russia’s State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) concerning collaboration in innovative technologies for environmental restoration and radioactive waste management.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho site and its cleanup contractor have launched a series of corrective actions they will complete before safely resuming startup operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) following an incident in June that caused the new waste treatment facility to shut down.
PIKETON, Ohio – A DOE program that promotes safety and health excellence at the Department’s contactor sites has honored a senior safety engineer at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant with its annual safety champion award.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An EM senior technical advisor was among the scientists and experts who helped assemble Curiosity, the rover that descended on Mars for a mission to assess environmental conditions for microbial life.
WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga commended employees at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) for safely and successfully managing the decommissioning of the only commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility that had operated in the United States during his recent visit to the site.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A board charged with advancing the cleanup of underground waste storage tanks met this month to establish new working groups and draw lessons from recent successes at the Savannah River and Idaho sites.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently began operations at a newly constructed facility that will accelerate the completion of remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste processing at the site by two years and save taxpayers more than $20 million.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM revamped and expanded peer reviews for its contracts and projects in the past year with a goal of improving performance and delivering results in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup on time and within cost.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., August 6, 2012—For the fourth consecutive year, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program has shipped a record number of transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M, for permanent disposal.