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March 30, 2015
Emergency responders search for a mock radiological source in a training exercise.
EM Conducts Third Annual Spanish Language Training with Record Participation

SAN DIEGO – EM conducted a training program with mock exercises in radiological accident response this year that drew record attendance, more than twice the participants from the year prior.

March 30, 2015
A view of PPPO’s retooled website on a smartphone and laptop.
New Website to Keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site Stakeholders Up to Date

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) has launched a new website to provide timely and accessible public information about EM’s cleanup efforts at the Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky gaseous diffusion plant sites.

March 30, 2015
DOE Fellows are pictured at the Waste Management 2015 Conference with FIU ARC Director Dr. Leonel Lagos (front row, second from right) and EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney (front row, far right).
Energy Department Fellows Present Research at Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – Florida International University (FIU) students this month participated in the Waste Management 2015 Conference, where they presented their EM-related research.

March 30, 2015
Regalbuto (right to left) is joined by U.S. Tennessee Eastern District Judge Pamela Reeves; State Collaborative on Reforming Education President and CEO Jamie Woodson; Scripps Network Interactive Senior Vice President Julie Elliot; and DOE Office of Science Field Operations Associate Deputy Director Stephanie Short.
EM Official Shares Insight at Women’s Conference

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Earlier this month, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto participated in Oak Ridge’s annual women’s workshop. The conference, themed “All Hands In: Innovate and Collaborate,” was hosted by the Federal Women’s Program and the local chapter of Federally Employed Women.

March 30, 2015
A melter at the Defense Waste Processing Facility recently poured its 10 millionth pound of glass.
Melter Pours 10 Millionth Pound of Glass

AIKEN, S.C. – The “heart” of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is pumping at a record pace.

March 30, 2015
Panelists, from left, included Johnson, Charboneau, and Piketty, and moderator Jody Redeker.
Women of Waste Management Panel Advises Audience: ‘Embrace Hard Work’

PHOENIX – A panel of distinguished leaders in nuclear cleanup discussed issues facing women in the workplace in front of a standing-room-only crowd of participants in the Waste Management 2015 Conference this month.

March 30, 2015
SRNS engineer Missy Byrne, center, works with middle school students at a teach-in at Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, Ga.
Savannah River Site Workers Share Knowledge with Students in Engineering Teach-Ins

AIKEN, S.C. – Employees of EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently held 90 science- and engineering-based demonstrations for more than 2,000 students in the region in recognition of National Engineers Week.

March 30, 2015
Employees cut a ventilation duct attached to the last glove box in the former processing portion of the facility. This work is performed in plastic enclosures to limit the spread of contamination.
Progress Continues Toward Demolition of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Piece by piece, workers are safely and compliantly preparing to demolish a relic of Cold War plutonium production at the Hanford site.

February 26, 2015
A view of the Savannah River Site, which includes underground waste tanks and facilities.
SRS Workers Moved Millions of Gallons of High-Level Waste Safely in 2014

AIKEN, S.C. – EM and its liquid waste contractor safely transferred more than 20 million gallons of high-level waste within the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) waste tanks and facilities in 2014.

February 26, 2015
Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dr. Dave Moody presented SRNS President and CEO Carol Johnson a certificate for SRNS' recertification as a DOE VPP STAR participant during a company meeting at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.
DOE Recertifies EM Contractors in Star Program Recognizing Excellence in Safety

EM congratulated two of its contractors at the Savannah River Operations and Portsmouth/Paducah Project offices for their recent Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recertifications.