February 20, 2024

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Crews Remove Contaminated Glove Box From Historic Hanford Facility

Crews with EM Hanford Site contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company recently removed a large glove box from the 231-Z Building, a critical step to prepare one of the site’s oldest facilities for demolition.

January 30, 2024

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New Paducah Facility to Ensure Safe Disposal of Process Building Equipment

EM’s Paducah Site recently celebrated the startup of a first-of-a-kind scanning facility to ensure equipment removal from massive process buildings are properly prepared for safe and compliant disposal.

January 30, 2024

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EM Releases Fresh Slate of Ambitious Priorities to Drive Cleanup Progress in 2024

EM has released its program priorities for calendar year (CY) 2024, covering key cleanup actions, project construction, acquisition and other important activities that will further EM’s environmental mission.

January 23, 2024

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Oak Ridge Moves Facility Closer to Teardown After Deactivation Milestone

EM crews in Oak Ridge have completed major deactivation efforts on a Manhattan Project-era facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex slated for demolition.

December 19, 2023

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Portsmouth, Paducah Communities Collaborate on Vision for Reuse of Sites

Envisioning a future for EM sites can be challenging for communities given the longevity of cleanup activities. However, when two sites have an almost identical footprint — in this case Portsmouth in Ohio and Paducah in Kentucky — the opportunity to see potential becomes clearer.

December 5, 2023

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West Valley Removes Legacy Waste, Setting Stage for More Cleanup Success

EM and contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) have safely disposed of several containers and boxes of legacy waste and equipment from the West Valley Demonstration Project cleanup.

November 14, 2023

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Idaho Site Makes Demolition Progress in Advance of Placing Landfill Cover

EM crews are returning the site of a Cold War-era landfill on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site to its native desert landscape.

November 14, 2023

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SRS Processes $11 Million in Assets for Reuse, Disposal in FY 2023

A team arranged for the reuse or disposal of nearly $11 million in government assets at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

November 7, 2023

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Disposal of Hanford Cleanup Waste Surpasses 19 Million Tons

Workers at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) on the Hanford Site have disposed of more than 19 million tons of waste from cleanup to date.

November 7, 2023

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Oak Ridge Crews Prep Reactor Facility for Demolition at ORNL

Fresh on the heels of demolishing the Bulk Shielding Reactor and Low Intensity Test Reactor over the past year, EM crews at Oak Ridge are now working to remove a third reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).