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October 29, 2015
NSSAB members get a briefing on groundwater characterization elements during a tour of the Nevada National Security Site.
Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board Tackles New Work Plans, Looks to Future

LAS VEGAS – Members of the Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board (NSSAB) rolled up their sleeves and dug into their work plans during their recent annual planning meeting.

October 29, 2015
An aerial view of the package boilers installed into the site’s existing steam system.
Paducah Package Steam Boilers to Provide Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

PADUCAH, Ky. – Five modern, modular steam boilers have replaced three larger coal-fired boilers that comprised the steam plant at EM’s Paducah Site.

October 29, 2015
New submersible mixing pumps have been installed in radioactive waste tanks at the Savannah River Site, fulfilling a cost-saving initiative for Savannah River Remediation, EM’s liquid-waste contractor at SRS.
Savannah River Site Liquid-Waste Contractor Installs New Cost-Saving Pump Design

AIKEN, S.C. – Sometimes, buying off the shelf beats a special order when it comes to saving money.

At the Savannah River Site (SRS), that mantra has been applied to pumps used to mixed radioactive waste in million-gallon waste tanks.

October 29, 2015
Sharon Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation electrical and instrumentation technician, receives the Safety and Health Achievement Award from VPPPA Board Chairman Mike Maddox at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.
Employee of Savannah River Site Contractor Recognized as Exemplary in Safety and Health

AIKEN, S.C. – Sharon Kidd has a passion for safety in the workplace.

Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation (SRR) electrical and instrumentation technician, received the Safety and Health Achievement Award at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.

October 5, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks during DOE's National Cleanup Workshop.
Secretary Moniz Kicks Off Inaugural National Cleanup Workshop with Call for Collaboration to Address EM’s Challenges

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz commenced DOE’s first-ever National Cleanup Workshop last week by highlighting recent major EM accomplishments and emphasizing the importance of working together to overcome remaining challenges in the cleanup program.

October 5, 2015
Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EM, speaks at the National Cleanup Workshop.
EM Discusses Five-Year Planning Effort at National Cleanup Workshop

At a key roundtable session of the National Cleanup Workshop, Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EM, described the program’s initiative to develop and execute a five-year planning effort.

October 5, 2015
EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau kicked off the first panel at the National Cleanup Workshop.
Panel Celebrates EM Achievements, Prepares for More Milestones

EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau kicked off the first panel at the National Cleanup Workshop, emphasizing the importance of a united team of federal and contractor employees, regulators, Tribes, communities, and other stakeholders in continued cleanup progress.

October 5, 2015
EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration Mark Gilbertson served as a member of a panel on the EM Technology Development Program.
Panel Views ‘Big Step Increase’ in Technology Development as Essential to Closing Cost Gap

Opening remarks by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto offered a prelude to one of the major topics that reverberated during panel discussions and sideline conversations throughout DOE’s National Cleanup Workshop. The prominent theme was the importance of technology development as a key factor in addressing EM’s challenges.

October 5, 2015
EM Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Marcinowski, far right, speaks at the workshop as a member of a panel on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant recovery. DOE Idaho Operations Office Deputy Manager Jack Zimmerman, left, and EM Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Christine Gelles also served as panelists.
Panelists Update Workshop Participants on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery

A National Cleanup Workshop panel that included a Carlsbad, N.M., official and federal and contractor employees from EM headquarters and field sites provided an update on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recovery and transuranic waste generator sites across the DOE complex.

October 5, 2015
DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance David Klaus discussed the Manhattan Project National Historical Park during the National Cleanup Workshop.
DOE Under Secretary Recognizes Residents who Helped Plan Manhattan Project Park

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will consist of facilities at three seemingly disparate sites separated by great distances — Los Alamos, N.M., Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Hanford, Wash. — that played key roles in the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II.