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March 16, 2016
Christine Wipfli heads to Vienna for an IAEA internship.
IAEA Awards DOE Fellow Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A DOE Fellow who cut her teeth conducting research for EM into soil and groundwater remediation at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has been awarded a prestigious internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

March 16, 2016
De Rienzo prepares to work on a helicopter while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Veteran Working at Savannah River Site Embraces Transition

AIKEN, S.C. – Francesca De Rienzo wanted to earn money for college and travel the world after high school.

March 16, 2016
Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vince Adams (left) presents U.S. Army Major Ryan Watson with a framed photo of the Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning Project. In the foreground from left are EM Federal Project Director Jud Lilly, Adams, Watson, and Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr.
U.S. Army Battalion Tours Portsmouth Site

PIKETON, Ohio – EM recently welcomed 32 members of the U.S. Army 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne – Tactical) to tour the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

February 25, 2016
The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at DOE's Idaho Site.
‘Chemistry Summit’ Aids Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Startup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – DOE recently convened a “Chemistry Summit” of scientific experts to aid its efforts to safely and effectively start up the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU).

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.