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December 10, 2019
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Task Order for Elemental Mercury Long-Term Management and Storage
The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is issuing a task order for a lease for storage space as a DOE facility.
December 10, 2019
Workers build the roof of the mega-unit Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 7, at right. Construction of the SDU 7's outer shell was completed Dec. 6.
SRS Reaches Milestone in Construction of Large-Scale Disposal Unit
EM and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site completed construction.
December 10, 2019
Canister decontamination technology undergoes testing for use in the Intergrated Waste Treatment Unit at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Mock-ups Prove Effective in Testing Idaho Waste Treatment Facility
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho have been working with a local small business to create mock-ups of critical equipment.
December 10, 2019
Crews remove concrete subsurface structures of the K-832 basin. UCOR pumped nearly 2 million gallons of water from the basin before beginning demolition.
Basin Demolition Underway as Oak Ridge Heads Toward ETTP Cleanup Completion
A basin that once held cooling water used in Oak Ridge’s former uranium enrichment operations is being demolished.
December 10, 2019
Savannah River Site waste tanks nine through 12, during construction in 1953.
EM Completes First Tank Closure Phase Using Innovative Technology at SRS
EM recently declared the first phase of closure complete for an underground waste tank central to a pilot project.
December 10, 2019
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlight
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlight
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Mark L. Ramsay
December 10, 2019
HB Line operators Tony Jacobs, left, and Tom Carraway load a sample drum for shipment to Savannah River National Laboratory.
SRS Employees Shift to New Project, Saving $900,000
More than $900,000 in savings are expected to result from enlisting employees at a Savannah River Site facility to help ship analytical samples.
December 10, 2019
Hanford Site workers with contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company recently marked three years and 1 million miles of safe driving to support operations at the site’s disposal facility for low-level waste.
Crews Mark 1 Million Miles of Safe Driving at Hanford Disposal Facility
Employees with EM Richland Operations Office contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company recently marked 1 million miles of safe driving.
December 10, 2019
UCOR Safety & Health Operations Manager Chris Thursby and UCOR Chief of Staff Ashley Saunders accept an award as one of America’s Safest Companies for their work conducting environmental cleanup in Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Contractor Named One of America’s Safest Companies
The magazine EHS Today has named EM’s Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR one of America’s Safest Companies.
December 5, 2019
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Contract for Hanford Site Mission Essential Services to Support Cleanup
Today, DOE awarded a contract to provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site.
November 26, 2019
Some of the members of the End State Contracting Team accept the Secretary of Energy Achievement Award from Secretary Rick Perry on behalf of the 27-member team. From left are Bryan Foley, Benjamin Lindholm, and Janis Ward, Hanford Site; Secretary Perry;
Secretary Perry Honors EM Employees for Achievements
Energy Secretary Rick Perry honored members of the EM workforce last week for developing a new approach to cleanup contracting.
November 26, 2019
Officials cut a ribbon on Nov. 22 to mark the launch of a new public-private partnership set to provide unique isotopes to aid in next-generation cancer research and treatment as well as nuclear cleanup.
Oak Ridge Collaboration to Advance Cancer Treatment, Accelerate Cleanup
DOE unveiled an innovative public-private partnership on Nov. 22 set to provide unique isotopes to aid in next-generation cancer research & treatment.
November 26, 2019
Juan Aguilar with Hanford contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company prepares to take a groundwater sample from a well at a soil treatability test site in Hanford’s 100 K Area.
Hanford Builds on Groundwater Cleanup Success, Plans for Treatment Expansion
EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and contractor CHPRC treated more than 2.4 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater.
November 26, 2019
An image created using virtual reality technology shows the below-ground bin sets storing calcine inside concrete vaults at the Calcined Solids Storage Facility at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.
Idaho Project Explores Virtual Reality to Improve Safety, Work Performance
Once the subject of futuristic movies, virtual reality technology is being used by an EM cleanup project at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory Site.
November 26, 2019
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlights
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlights
EM Employee Spotlights Karen Lutz and Nathan Felosi.
November 26, 2019
Volunteers in the West Valley Demonstration Project’s annual food drive deliver 44 turkeys and other items to a food pantry in Cattaraugus, New York.
West Valley Workers Deliver 400 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Nine Food Pantries
The WVDP workforce once again surpassed its goal for the site’s annual food drive, bringing 111,000 pounds of Thanksgiving turkeys to 9 area pantries
November 26, 2019
Damon Cates applies labels on a shipping container in preparation for the first cold trap leaving the EM Paducah Site.
Cleanup Advances as First Cold Trap Leaves Paducah Site
Workers recently made progress in the deactivation and remediation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
November 19, 2019
Ike White, left, head of the EM program, discusses EM’s cleanup progress with Pat Hopper, president of the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association. Hopper moderated the event for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.
White Cites EM Achievements, Cleanup Progress at Caucus Event
White Cites EM Achievements, Cleanup Progress at Caucus Event
November 19, 2019
Crews knock down a facility once used to repair cask cars that transported nuclear materials at the Savannah River Site.
EM Crews Tear Down Cold War Facility Used to Repair SRS Rail Cars
EM Crews Tear Down Cold War Facility Used to Repair SRS Rail Cars
November 19, 2019
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Manager Robert Edwards speaks at the Portsmouth Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Voluntary Protection Program ceremony.
A ‘Star’ is Born: The DUF6 Conversion Project's VPP Story
A ‘Star’ is Born: The DUF6 Conversion Project's VPP Story
November 19, 2019
Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) System Engineer Melanie Lindsey, third from left, leads delegates from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Ontario Power Generation on a tour of the reactor test loop and reactor corrosion laboratory at Oak Ridge.
Academia, Industry Draw From Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs
Academia, Industry Draw From Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs
November 19, 2019
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlight
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlight
Celebrating 30 Years of EM: Employee Spotlight
November 19, 2019
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Mechanic Thad Ashely, foreground, checks components of a soil vapor extraction unit, as SRNS engineers Joao Cardoso-Neto, background, left, and John Bradley inspect solar panels.
SRS Shifts to Low-Cost Technology to Remove Remaining Solvents at Basin
SRS Shifts to Low-Cost Technology to Remove Remaining Solvents at Basin
November 19, 2019
First Lab Equipment Arrives for Hanford’s WTP
First Lab Equipment Arrives for Hanford’s WTP
First Lab Equipment Arrives for Hanford’s WTP
November 19, 2019
A view of the homepage for the new Savannah River Site website.
Savannah River Site Launches New Website
Savannah River Site Launches New Website