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September 13, 2012
Pictured here is the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit's off-gas filter following the June incident.
Idaho Site Launches Corrective Actions Before Restarting Waste Treatment Facility

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho site and its cleanup contractor have launched a series of corrective actions they will complete before safely resuming startup operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) following an incident in June that caused the new waste treatment facility to shut down.

August 20, 2012
Cement trucks transport a specially formulated grout that is pumped into two underground waste tanks at the Savannah River Site as part of work to close the massive structures.
Revitalized Board Lays Out New Path amid EM’s Recent Underground Tank Waste Successes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A board charged with advancing the cleanup of underground waste storage tanks met this month to establish new working groups and draw lessons from recent successes at the Savannah River and Idaho sites.

August 9, 2012
Brandalin Barnes, left, is a nuclear technician student at Idaho State University's Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC). Her summer internship at INL provided experience at the lab's operating nuclear facilities.
Internships Give Nuclear Technician Students Hands-on Experience

At Idaho National Lab, interns are receiving real experience in nuclear systems and operations.

July 19, 2012
Participants in the 2012 Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility Users Week, held at Idaho National Laboratory in June. | Photo courtesy of the Idaho National Laboratory
The Internet Café of the Nuclear World

At the Idaho National Laboratory, students and scientists can stop by to conduct hands-on research with nuclear research reactors.

July 2, 2012
Inspection Report: INS-O-12-02

Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites

June 20, 2012
Idaho waste treatment facility startup testing suspended to evaluate system response

IDAHO FALLS, ID- On Saturday, June 16, startup testing was suspended at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Site.

June 12, 2012
Students practice hooking out -- or removing -- DNA from a strawberry sample at Idaho National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of INL.
Female Scientists, Engineers Open Students' Eyes to Career Options

More than six dozen middle school girls visited INL to learn about career options in science and engineering at the annual My Amazing Future event organized by Idaho Women in Nuclear.

June 5, 2012
EM Officials Join Environmental Management Advisory Board to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin joined other officials last week to mark the 20th year of the independent, volunteer advisory board that offers the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management guidance on critical issues involved in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup.

June 1, 2012
Navy personnel stationed in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the mid 1950s learn how to operate the Nautilus S1W, the prototype of the Navy's first nuclear-powered submarine. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory
Veteran Leadership Strong at Idaho’s Laboratory

Idaho National Lab has played a large role in building fission reactors for Navy vessels - and then training those military personnel on how to use the equipment.

May 31, 2012
EMAB Meeting - May 2012

Board minutes, transcripts, and presentations from meeting held in Idaho Falls, ID