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June 5, 2020
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
DOE Issues Decision on Disposal of Depleted Uranium Oxide From Kentucky, Ohio Plants
The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a formal Record of Decision (ROD) for the safe shipment and disposal of depleted uranium oxide.
May 27, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Contract
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management issued a Final Request for Proposals for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP).
May 20, 2020
Department of Energy to Resume Cleanup at Energy Technology Engineering Center
Agreement with California Clears Path to Begin Building Demolition
May 14, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Hanford Tank Closure Contract
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the Tank Closure Contract
May 7, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract ...
DOE's Office of Environmental Management is releasing draft Request for Proposal Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders.
April 30, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Renews Non-Competitive Financial Assistance Renewal Grant for the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center
The Office of Environmental Management, Carlsbad Field Office is renewing a financial assistance grant to the Regents of New Mexico State University
April 29, 2020
Visiting scientists observe the E-Tunnel South Portal at the Rainier Mesa/Shoshone Mountain groundwater characterization area during an October 2017 field trip to the Nevada National Security Site.
DOE Marks Major Progress in Groundwater Cleanup Mission at Nevada Site
The DOE environmental cleanup program has reached a significant milestone in its legacy cleanup mission at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).
April 16, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Begins Acquisition Planning for Operation of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Direct Feed Low-Activity Wast...
Today, the US DOE issued a RFI/Sources Sought notice for operation of the WTP DFLAW facilities at the Hanford site in Washington State.
April 9, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Extends West Valley Demonstration Project Cleanup Contract Extension Will Enable Safe Demolition of Last Remaining Major Facility
Office of Environmental Management has extended CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley cleanup contract at the West Valley Demonstration Project in New York State
April 9, 2020
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DOE Issues Draft RFP for New Savannah River National Laboratory Management-and-Operating Contract
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new, standalone man...
April 8, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for Technical Support Services
The Office of Environmental Management is awarding an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract for Technical Support Services to S&K Federal.
March 17, 2020
EM managers tackled a variety of questions from the audience and moderator Martin Schneider of Longenecker and Associates (standing) during the “Hot Topics” panel at the Waste Management Symposia. Seated from left are Savannah River Site Manager Mike Budn
EM Leaders Say Liquid Waste Startups to Bring Rewards, Challenges
EM is preparing for a potential game change and the challenges it could bring.
March 17, 2020
EM headquarters and field site officials at the Waste Management Symposia discussed the start up of major liquid waste treatment facilities. From left, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Shrader; EM Office of Technology Development Director Kurt
Managers Share Lessons in Advance of Liquid Waste Treatment Startups
Project managers advancing key liquid waste treatment facilities toward startup at three EM sites shared successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
March 17, 2020
The Savannah River Site (SRS), celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, was featured at the Waste Management Symposia. A panel of site and community leaders highlighted the site’s history and accomplishments. From left, panel co-chairs Amy Boyette of S
Savannah River Leaders Mark Site’s 70th Anniversary
Led by a video message from Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, leaders of the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated its 70th anniversary.
March 17, 2020
EM's Ike White Meets With DOE Fellows
EM's Ike White Meets With DOE Fellows
EM's Ike White Meets With DOE Fellows at the Waste Management Symposia.
March 17, 2020
EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Shrader was keynote speaker at a STEM/DOE Workforce Initiative Summit held at the Waste Management Symposia.
EM Official Highlights Crucial Role in Cleanup for STEM Students, Workers
Students and workers trained in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are increasingly critical to DOE programs.
March 17, 2020
From left, seated, Hanford Site Manager Brian Vance, Ty Blackford, president of CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, John Eschenberg, president and CEO of Washington River Protection Solutions, Valerie McCain, principal vice president and Waste Treatmen
Hanford Leaders Share Teamwork Focus Ahead of Next Cleanup Phase
Hanford Site Manager Brian Vance and leaders of the site’s major cleanup contractors expressed pride in recent accomplishments and progress.
March 17, 2020
Portsmouth process building
Portsmouth and Paducah Cleanup Set to Make Significant Impacts
EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office is set to make the first major skyline change later this year with demolition beginning on the X-326 building.
March 17, 2020
Members of the panel focused on the return on investment in EM technology include, from left, Kurt Gerdes, director of EM's Technology Development Office; Connie Herman, associate laboratory director, chemical and environmental sciences, Savannah River Na
Return on Investment in EM’s Technology is Significant, Panelists Say
Technology’s pivotal role in advancing EM’s mission was the focus of a panel at the Waste Management Symposia.
March 17, 2020
EM has published its 2019 Year in Review, summarizing the accomplishments of cleanup workers across the DOE complex over the course of the year. The booklet highlights major achievements at each EM site and at EM headquarters. The Year in Review can be fo
‘2019 Year in Review’ Outlines EM’s Cleanup Achievements
EM has published its 2019 Year in Review.
March 16, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought notice for operation of DOE’s Portsmouth Paducah Project Office.
March 10, 2020
Office of Environmental Management senior adviser Ike White outlined the Department of Energy’s strategic vision for environmental cleanup to more than 2,000 attendees at the Waste Management Symposia 2020.
William "Ike" White Outlines EM Strategic Vision at Waste Management Symposia
EM cleanup accomplishments in recent years have now set the stage for dramatic progress in the coming decade.
March 10, 2020
Visitors headed to the Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix were given a special tour of the Savannah River Site on March 5.
Savannah River Hosts Tour for Conference Attendees
Visitors headed to the Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix were given a special tour of the Savannah River Site on March 5.
March 10, 2020
Ike White representing EM; and Alastair MacDonald of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, took  part in a signing ceremony at the Waste Management Symposia 2020 in Phoenix.
Agreement Solidifies Cleanup Cooperation Among EM and UK, Canada Counterparts
A three-party agreement signed by EM and its counterparts in Canada and the United Kingdom aims to strengthen their collaborations on clean up.
March 10, 2020
A wall crawler inserts an inspection sensor into a small air slot under the inner shell of a Hanford double-shell tank. In this waste storage tank, operators surveyed six air slots to obtain tank-bottom thickness readings at multiple locations.
Hanford Uses Innovative Robotic System to Inspect Bottom of Waste Storage Tanks
EM's Office of River Protection used an innovative robotic system that employs ultrasonic sound waves to help engineers detect and mitigate corrosion.