EM Update recently spoke with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney to look back over his tenure in the DOE cleanup program as he prepares to leave the Department after more than 10 years for a new position in the private sector.
WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project has completed 95 percent of deactivation activities at the Vitrification Facility, preparing for its scheduled demolition in spring 2017, several months ahead of schedule.
RICHLAND, Wash. – A proposal to destroy organic bearing compounds and remove mercury by installing special skid-mounted treatment units to the vent pipes of tanks in Hanford’s tank farms was recently named the winner of the 2016 Grand Challenge.
LAS VEGAS – EM recently achieved a groundwater characterization milestone at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) when the State of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection approved transitioning a groundwater investigation area to long-term monitoring.
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto (front row, second from right), at a recent U.S.-hosted reception at the Palais Ferstel in Vienna celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) General Conference.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – More than 40 people from around the world met recently for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting to share lessons learned and address environmental aspects of uranium mining and remediation projects.
AIKEN, S.C. – EM began double-stacking radioactive canisters recently at the Savannah River Site (SRS), part of an innovative effort to increase onsite interim storage capacity of glassified high-level waste.