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February 25, 2016
A view of the uranium mill tailings pile at EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah.
Moab Project Contractor Scores 'Very Good' on Fiscal Year 2015 Performance

MOAB, Utah – Portage, Inc., the remedial action contractor for EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, met the majority of its performance goals in fiscal year 2015, earning $1,255,640, or 84 percent, of a potential award fee amount of $1,494,810 and an overall weighted result of “very good.”

February 25, 2016
Work is more than halfway complete on grouting Tank 12, the eighth to be operationally closed at Savannah River Site.
SRS Crosses Halfway Mark on Closing Another High-Level Waste Tank

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site (SRS) moved past the halfway mark recently on the path to closure of another high-level waste tank.

February 25, 2016
New groundwater contamination treatment equipment sits outside the C-612 Northwest Pump-and-Treat facility.
Paducah Site Modernizes Equipment to Treat Off-Site Groundwater Contamination

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed upgrades to modernize a key facility that reduces off-site groundwater contamination at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

February 25, 2016
An aerial view of the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site.
EM Gathers Lessons Learned from UK for Savannah River Site Facility Startup

AIKEN, S.C. – EM has turned to its United Kingdom counterparts for guidance to help ensure the successful startup and commissioning of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) over the next two years.

February 25, 2016
Workers survey an auger for contamination levels at Hanford’s 618-10 Burial Ground.
Hanford Progresses in Burial Ground Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and cleanup contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) are making tremendous progress cleaning up Hanford’s 618-10 Burial Ground, one of the most hazardous burial grounds in the EM complex.

February 25, 2016
Workers lift a waste box from a TruPact II container at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
New Fact Sheet Highlights Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Progress

CARLSBAD, N.M. – In a new fact sheet, DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) chronicles the significant progress in recovery efforts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the two years since a truck fire and radiological release at the site.

February 11, 2016
Oak Ridge's EM program kicked off the K-27 Building demolition Feb. 8.
Oak Ridge's K-27 Demolition Officially Begins

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The ceremonial “first bite” on Feb. 8 signaled the start of the K-27 Building demolition as URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, the EM Oak Ridge program's lead cleanup contractor for the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), moved closer to fulfilling Vision 2016 — removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by year’s end.

February 11, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto sits in on a procedure review with facility operator Jim Burnett (left) of Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project at C-337, where a former uranium enrichment process building will be the first facility to undergo deposit removal by in-situ chemical treatment.
Cleanup Chief Visits Portsmouth, Paducah Sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto recently visited EM’s Portsmouth and Paducah sites to review cleanup progress.

February 11, 2016
EM Reviews Portsmouth, Paducah Site Contractor Performance, Determines Award Fees

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM has completed annual performance evaluations of four prime contractors working on the deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning of the former gaseous diffusion plants near Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky.

February 11, 2016
SRR workers oversaw placement of nearly 6,100 cubic yards of grout into Tank 16 from June to September 2015, achieving operational closure ahead of the October 2015 scheduled deadline, and making it the seventh tank closed at SRS.
Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contractor Earns Excellent Performance Rating

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste contractor earned nearly a 96 percent award fee rating for exceeding most performance goals in key cleanup and risk reduction activities in fiscal year 2015.