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August 31, 2015
Students explore the inside of Idaho National Laboratory’s Computer Assisted Virtual Environment.
DOE Idaho Operations Office’s STEM Partnership with Elementary School Grows

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho Operations Office continues to demonstrate DOE’s commitment to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through a partnership with A.H. Bush Elementary School in Idaho Falls.

August 31, 2015
Workers train to prepare for the ion-exchange water treatment process.
EM Completes Project to Maintain Water Quality of Spent Nuclear Fuel Basin at Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM and its main cleanup contractor at DOE’s Idaho Site recently reached a major project milestone necessary to maintain water quality and continued, safe operations within the site’s spent nuclear fuel storage basin.

August 31, 2015
WRPS Compliance Programs Lead Lisa Bunch holds a plaque the company received from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for the company’s commitment to hiring veterans. Also pictured are, from left to right, Dave Olson, WRPS president and project manager; Jennie Weber, ESD’s eastern regional director; and Nick Erickson, the local veterans' employment representative.
State Honors Hanford’s Tank Operations Contractor for Hiring Veterans

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), EM Office of River Protection’s prime contractor responsible for safely managing tank waste at the Hanford Site, was one of seven employers recently recognized by the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for hiring veterans.

August 31, 2015
Stephen Casey of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office receives his degree from NDU President Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, U.S. Marine Corps, during the main campus graduation earlier this year at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
EM Leaders Earn National Defense Degrees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM employees were recently awarded Master of Science degrees from the National Defense University (NDU) as part of a DOE-sponsored professional development program.

July 29, 2015
EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney speaks during the K-31 Building demolition celebration.
Oak Ridge Moves Closer to Reaching Vision 2016

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – About 70 employees, community leaders, and local officials recently gathered to witness the completion of K-31 Building’s demolition at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

July 29, 2015
Workers demolish the CPP 601-602 Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Complex at the Idaho Site.
A Decade of Cleanup Progress at EM’s Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM has made significant progress in cleaning up the Idaho Site in the past decade.

July 29, 2015
Samplers and safety professionals check the status of the soil vapor extraction monitoring wells. Counter clockwise from top left: Will Wise, Juan Aguilar, Doug Rybarski, and Christina Agular.
After More Than 20 Years Operating, Hanford’s Soil Vapor Extraction Project Nears Completion

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford workers are fast approaching the successful completion of a long-term cleanup project.

July 29, 2015
Bart Barnhart, EM's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget
Air Force Veteran Begins New Career at EM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bart Barnhart was recently named EM’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget.

July 29, 2015
Once a high school intern who completed work at ORP, Jose Marcial is now pursuing a doctorate in material science and engineering.
Student’s Doctoral Studies Grew from Internship at DOE Laboratory, Office of River Protection

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM consistently attracts new talent through its intern program, reaching into high schools and colleges to identify and recruit the next generation of employees.

July 29, 2015
Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalski, left, holds his award with EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto at EM headquarters.
SRNL’s Dr. Terry Michalske Named National Lab Director of the Year

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Dr. Terry Michalske has been selected as National Laboratory Director of the Year by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).