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May 29, 2014
This petroglyph is among the many prehistoric artifacts at the NNSS.
Cultural Artifacts Cross Eras at the NNSS

It is well known that the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is home to many artifacts from the Cold War. But few people may be aware of the older important cultural resources that exist throughout the site.

May 29, 2014
Jessie Welch performs laboratory work at WIPP Laboratories, which is a member of the National Analytical Management Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Response Laboratory Network.
EM-Led Radiological Incident Response Program Receives Honors

A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents recently received recognition for the best-in-track poster at a waste management conference earlier this year.

May 29, 2014
When September 2013 floods roared through the region, sites across Los Alamos National Laboratory, such as the Pueblo Canyon wetland, were damaged.
Willows Aid Flood Recovery in Los Alamos Desert

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate of Environmental Programs (ADEP) has been busy with various flood recovery activities since last fall. 

Los Alamos and much of New Mexico experienced off-the-charts rains in September 2013 causing over $3 million in damage to monitoring gages, roadways, and stormwater control structures on Laboratory property.

April 29, 2014
CBFO’s Joe Franco, second from left, receives the New Mexico Patriotic Employer Award from the N.M. ESGR in January at WIPP. Others pictured, from left to right, include Col. Tim Paul, Joint Forces Headquarters, N.M. National Guard; N.M. ESGR Chair Ray Battaglini; and New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Timothy Hale.
Carlsbad Field Office Nominated for Employer Support Freedom Award

EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) was honored at a recognition event in Santa Fe this month for being nominated for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

April 29, 2014
Officials announce financial support for a new engineering program at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Pictured, left to right, are URS Global Management and Operations Services General Manager James Taylor, USC Aiken Chancellor Sandra Jordan, and SRR President and Project Manager Ken Rueter.
EM Contractors’ Donations Support 4-Year Engineering Degree at USC Aiken

EM contractors URS and Savannah River Remediation (SRR) pledged to contribute $400,000 over several years to help fund a proposed four-year engineering degree at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken).

April 29, 2014
Savannah River Remediation construction employees worked more than 26 million hours without work-related injury or illness resulting in missed work days.
Construction Workers Achieve Safety Milestone at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – A portion of the construction workforce at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has worked more than 26 million hours without injury or illness resulting in missed work days.

April 29, 2014
DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance David Klaus, center, speaks during the SRNL 10th anniversary ceremony. Seated behind Klaus, left to right, are Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Dwayne Wilson, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, SRNL Director Dr. Terry Michalske, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, EM Acting Assistant Secretary Dave Huizenga, and Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dr. Dave Moody.
Savannah River National Laboratory Celebrates More Than 60 Years of Innovation

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is celebrating its first 10 years as a national laboratory and over 60 years of dedicated service to the country.

April 29, 2014
Employees celebrate surpassing 2.5 million hours without lost workday cases over the past 3½ years.
Paducah Site Exceeds 2.5 Million Hours Without Lost Workdays

This month, EM’s cleanup contractor at the Paducah site celebrated surpassing 2.5 million work hours without lost workdays resulting from job-related injury or illness.

April 29, 2014
The Pike County Commissioners recently toured the construction site of the county’s new sewer line extension being installed. Shown with team members from contractors FOILL Construction, Stantec, and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth in the background are, front row, left to right, Dennis Carr of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth; Commissioners Teddy West, Blaine Beekman, and Harry Rider; EM Site Lead Joel Bradburne; EM Site Director Dr. Vince Adams; and Rick Ginther of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth.
EM, County Install Sewer Line for Development

Crews are installing a sewer line in the Portsmouth site to connect EM’s sewer treatment facility to the Pike County Manufacturing Center, which is being developed.

April 29, 2014
Peer reviewers gathered at the Frank Rogers Building in Las Vegas for technical discussions.
Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program Welcomes Peer Review Team

Recently, an independent peer review team was invited to assess the groundwater characterization program at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This nationally recognized group of experts, from various external organizations, will examine the computer modeling approach developed to better understand how historic underground nuclear testing in Yucca Flat affected the groundwater.