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January 27, 2016
A robotic arm sorts contaminated materials in an AMWTP boxline.
EM to Employ New Robotic Arms in Cleanup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM is working to obtain new robotic arms to help in the treatment of legacy waste at an Idaho Site facility.

January 27, 2016
An Idaho Site electrician racks out a breaker so a cubicle can be cleaned as part of preventive maintenance.
Electrical Safety Investment Safeguards Employees at Large Idaho Facility

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho Site’s main cleanup contractor is using a $1.8 million DOE investment to safeguard employees from the threat of second- and third-degree electrical arc flash burns.

January 27, 2016
Pictured left to right, Fluor Government Group President Bruce Stanski, SRNL Deputy Director Sharon Marra, Clemson President Dr. James P. Clements, Clemson Provost Dr. Bob Jones, and SRNL Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalske.
EM’s Laboratory Partners with University for Excellence in Research

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and a South Carolina University have entered a unique partnership that provides for an independent peer review program to ensure the laboratory’s continued high scientific and technical standards.

January 27, 2016
H Canyon Crane Operator Steven Thomas has just under 40 years of experience at SRS.
Savannah River Site Crane Operators Show Dedication, Skill in Complex Work

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site (SRS) H Canyon operations have changed substantially since the facility’s construction in 1950, but the training, dedication, and skill of its crane operators have not.

January 27, 2016
Displaying the reward of a team effort between CWI and Idaho Power, from left to right, are Jim Floerke, Chuck Urbanski, and Brian Preussner, all with CWI, and Bo Hanchey and Vern Porter with Idaho Power.
Public Utility Awards EM’s Idaho Site Contractor for Energy Conservation

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM’s main cleanup contractor at the Idaho Site received nearly a quarter-million dollars in incentive checks from Idaho Power’s Custom Efficiency program for implementing energy-conservation ideas at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC).

January 14, 2016
SRS employees and contractors gather to celebrate SWPF contractor Parsons' Star status, the highest recognition in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). DOE launched VPP in 1994 to encourage and recognize excellence in occupational safety and health protection. The program outlines areas DOE contractors and subcontractors can exceed compliance with DOE orders and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. It relies on cooperation between managers, employees, and DOE to continuously improve health and safety programs.
Completing Salt Waste Processing Facility is an EM Priority and Key to SRS Cleanup Progress

AIKEN, S.C. – Cleanup of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is set to reach an important milestone in May with completion of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) construction. When operational, the facility will significantly increase the amount of high-level radioactive tank waste processed and prepared for disposition.

January 14, 2016
A Centerra Protective Force employee uses a mirror to check the undercarriage of a transport trailer before it enters a Savannah River Site Limited Area.
EM Headquarters Office Ensures Safeguards, Security, Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Safeguards, Security and Emergency Preparedness has a unique function supporting the EM mission.

January 14, 2016
A heavy equipment operator uses a shear to move a large section of wall from the C-746-B warehouse during demolition.
New Phase of Demolition Ramps Up at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s ongoing Paducah Site cleanup.PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s ongoing Paducah Site cleanup.

January 14, 2016
Ron Hafner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory lectures for a course in San Ramon, Calif. on packaging and transporting radioactive material.
EM, University of Nevada, Reno Team on “Packaging University”

A burgeoning relationship between EM and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is giving new depth and breadth to a program that trains students and nuclear industry professionals in packing and transporting radioactive material.

January 14, 2016
The sewage treatment facility before demolition.
Los Alamos Demolition Work Progresses Toward Goal of Completing Cleanup

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A sewage treatment facility is among the latest buildings to be demolished at Technical Area 21 (TA-21), a pivotal Manhattan Project and Cold War site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.