GERMANTOWN, Md. – There’s only one place to go to discuss natural phenomena hazards and their impact on nuclear facilities with experts from the federal government, national laboratories, academia, regulatory entities and private sector.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio – A novel approach to groundwater cleanup by EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is expected to cut the timeline in half for treating a contaminated plume at the Mound Site and could save more than $6 million over the project life.
RICHLAND, Wash. – Wildlife biologists at the Hanford Site released a rehabilitated barn owl back into the wild this month after employees found the bird on the ground in apparent distress in late September.
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.