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June 14, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Proposal for Hanford Occupational Medical Services Contract
DOE Releases Request for Proposal for Hanford Occupational Medical Services Contract
June 12, 2018
2018 National Cleanup Workshop logo
Advance Agenda Now Available for 2018 National Cleanup Workshop
An advance agenda is now available for the 2018 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held on Sept. 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Ctr
June 12, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White addresses members of the Energy Facility Contractors Group during their annual meeting at DOE headquarters last week.
EM Assistant Secretary White Lays Out Priorities, Wants to ‘Get to Completion’
Assistant Secretary Anne White laid out her vision and priorities for the environmental cleanup program in two public appearances last week.
June 12, 2018
This photo shows the H2 site post-demolition.
Crews Complete SPRU Building Demolition
EM and cleanup contractor AECOM safely accomplished the final phase of building demolition for Buildings H2 & G2 at Separations Process Research Unit.
June 12, 2018
A soldier at the Y-12 National Security Complex in 1944.
As Oak Ridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary, EM Mission Connects to Past, Future
Originally constructed during the Manhattan Project to help end a global war, Oak Ridge is now celebrating its 75th anniversary.
June 12, 2018
Savannah River Site aerial view
Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Operations Restart After Outage Work
Liquid waste operations at SRS have successfully restarted after a comprehensive, 15-month outage to replace and upgrade equipment and facilities.
June 12, 2018
Soil excavation activities at the Clean Slate II site on the Tonopah Test Range.
EM Set to Complete Cleanup at One Nevada Site, Begin Work at Another
EM is on pace to complete cleanup at one Tonopah Test Range (TTR) site and begin work at another this summer.
June 12, 2018
One of two jumpers is placed inside pump pit AZ-02A.
ORP Contractor Successfully Replaces Another Pump in Hanford Tank
An employee with EM ORP contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), recently completed his first pump removal removal and installation.
June 12, 2018
Chemar Huntley, right, postdoctoral research associate and her mentor, Savannah River National Laboratory’s Aaron L. Washington II, left.
SRNL Welcomes Postdoc through New EM Program
A new postdoctoral scientist at SRNL is the first participant in a pilot program in EM’s Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP).
June 12, 2018
Savannah River Remediation (SRR) training specialist Julius Myers demonstrates a virtual reality program SRR is using to aid in slips, trips, and falls training.
SRS Liquid Waste Contractor Uses Virtual Reality for Slips, Trips, and Falls Training
EM’s liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is harnessing the power of virtual reality to help prevent slips, trips, and falls.
June 12, 2018
Logan Mitchell, left, intern for EM’s Paducah Site deactivation and remediation contractor, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP), and FRNP Property, Warehouse and Fleet Manager Jessica Pedersen.
Mentors Help EM Interns Find Future Path through Paducah Site
As a college junior in the summer of 2017, Logan Mitchell was uncertain about his chosen degree and career plans.
June 7, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Proposals for Environmental Management (EM) Consolidated Technical Support Services
DOE Releases Request for Proposals for Environmental Management (EM) Consolidated Technical Support Services
June 6, 2018
The demolition site of Building H2 at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) in Niskayuna, New York.
Building Demolition Completed At Separations Process Research Unit
DOE has completed the last phase of building demolition at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU).
June 5, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White meets Defense Waste Processing Facility operators Ben Anderson and Robert Wallace.
SRS Welcomes EM Assistant Secretary Anne White for First Visit
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White visited the Savannah River Site (SRS) for the first time last week.
June 5, 2018
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) night shot.
WIPP Contractor Earns 90 Percent of Available Fee in FY17
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant management and operations contractor earned more than $10.7 million, or 90%, of the available fee for fiscal 2017.
June 5, 2018
Ben Harp, EM Office of River Protection (ORP) deputy manager, signs a Safety Evaluation Report, which recommended approval of the Hanford Low-Activity Waste vitrification facility Documented Safety Analysis.
ORP Approves Safety Basis for Hanford Waste Treatment Facility
EM’s Office of River Protection last week approved a critical safety basis plan needed before WTP can begin vitrifying low-activity tank waste.
June 5, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White to Join Event for Cleanup Caucus
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White will speak at an event for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on Wednesday, June 6.
June 5, 2018
EM Office of River Protection Manager Brian Vance, right, presents a certificate to Matthew Asmussen of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, whose team won this year’s Grand Challenge competition.
Grand Challenge Inspires Innovative Ideas for Hanford Cleanup Mission
The Grand Challenge winner proposes to develop a technical basis for using cementitious materials for immobilizing treated low-activity waste streams.
June 5, 2018
Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) project site aerial photo.
Photos Highlight Utah’s Sweeping Landscapes Surrounding Moab Project Sites
The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project recently commissioned new aerial photography of its project sites.
June 5, 2018
Eric Fuller of CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley takes his turn rescuing a 185-pound mannequin from the excavation pit during confined space training.
West Valley Training Focuses on Rescuing Injured Workers in Confined Spaces
EM and its cleanup contractor at the WVDP recently conducted training to safely rescue an injured person from a confined space.
June 5, 2018
The Energy Facility Contractors Group Worker Safety and Health Subgroup toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) Bioassay Laboratory at the group’s recent spring meeting at SRS.
DOE Contractor Group Visits SRS to Focus on Nuclear Safety
Members of two Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) subgroups honed in on worker safety and health and quality assurance across the DOE complex.
June 5, 2018
Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Federal Training Center Director Karen McGinnis will retire this month after serving in the position for 20 years.
HAMMER Director to Retire After 20 Years at Training Center
HAMMER Director to Retire After 20 Years at Training Center
June 5, 2018
Donation to West Valley Fire, back row, left to right: Kevin Murray, West Valley Volunteer Fire Company chief; Tom Fontaine, CHBWV manager, radiological and industrial safety; Bryan Bower, EM WVDP site director; Paul Bembia, NYSERDA director; Jeff Bradfor
West Valley Site Presents Donations to Local Organizations
West Valley Site Presents Donations to Local Organizations
May 29, 2018
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar discusses ongoing legacy cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory with EM-LA manager Doug Hintze.
Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Los Alamos Cleanup, Speaks With Workforce
Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Los Alamos Cleanup, Speaks With Workforce
May 29, 2018
Crews lower a cooler to the floor as part of Vitrification Facility demolition activities.
West Valley Contractor Receives 80 Percent of Available Award Fee
West Valley Contractor Receives 80 Percent of Available Award Fee