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November 16, 2016
Hanford Searches World for Experts to Improve Waste Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) is combing the world for ways to make the vitrification of nuclear and chemical waste at the Hanford Site quicker, safer, more efficient and less expensive.

November 16, 2016
SRNS engineers George Blount and Jeff Thibault inspect equipment used to remove low-level groundwater contamination.
Trees Help Clean Groundwater in SRS Project

AIKEN, S.C. – EM and contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) are using 60 acres of trees as a living, sustainable remediation system to remove low-level contamination from groundwater at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

November 16, 2016
Training Program Tracking Saves Time, Money

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) recently developed and launched a new training platform that shares lessons learned, company policies, procedure changes and other essential information with all workers.

October 31, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, third from left, toured the SPRU demolition project with, left to right, DOE SPRU Project Controls Lori Erbele; DOE SPRU Federal Project Director Steve Feinberg; AECOM Project Manager Jeff Selvey; EM Consolidated Business Center Director Ralph Holland; EM Consolidated Business Center Deputy Director Kash Grimes; and SPRU Deputy Site Manager Hugh Davis.
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto Views SPRU Demolition Progress

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto reviewed progress in the open-air demolition of Building G2 during a recent visit to the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) nuclear facility.

October 31, 2016
This aerial photo shows the PFP demolition zone (upper left) around PRF, which is the tall concrete structure.
Final Demolition Preparations at Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are making final preparations to safely and compliantly demolish the Plutonium Reclamation Facility (PRF), the first of four main Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) buildings to be demolished at the Hanford Site.

October 31, 2016
Portsmouth’s X-326 Process Building.
Alternative Approach Saves Time, Money Preparing for Demolition

PIKETON, Ohio – An alternative approach to determine how much remaining uranium is in piping and equipment should reduce time safely preparing the EM Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s three massive process buildings for demolition.

October 31, 2016
The Salt Waste Processing Facility.
Salt Waste Processing Facility Testing Proceeds on Schedule

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) startup testing is progressing well, with the plant’s operations scheduled to begin by the end of 2018.

October 31, 2016
An artist's rendering of the Low Activity Waste Pretreatment System.
EM Slated for Hanford Site Tank Waste Cleanup Component Milestone

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) is making progress on a planned phased approach to beginning treatment of Hanford’s tank waste as soon as 2022, with a key component set to reach a milestone this spring.

October 31, 2016
Participants in the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Fernald Site cleanup completion.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of a Successful EM Cleanup

HAMILTON, Ohio – DOE hosted an event Oct. 29 marking the 10th anniversary of the Fernald cleanup, drawing former site workers, neighbors, regulators, activist groups, contractors and others to celebrate the project’s successful completion a decade ago.

October 31, 2016
Workers conduct soil sampling at Double Tracks in 1995.
EM Marks Milestone in Nevada Plutonium Dispersion Test Site Cleanup

LAS VEGAS – EM recently completed cleanup of a 1963 plutonium dispersion test site just north of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), capping more than 20 years of hard work and cross-agency collaboration.