August 16, 2022

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Secretary Granholm Views Hanford Progress, Discusses Bright Future for Tribes, Community

During a visit to Hanford last week, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm highlighted DOE’s commitment to addressing the environmental legacy near communities such as the Tri-Cities, Washington, that supported national defense programs for many decades.

August 16, 2022

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Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program's First-Ever Research Awards Workshop Draws Over 100 Participants

More than 100 educators, students and DOE employees gathered over two days last week for the inaugural EM Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (EM MSIPP) Competitive Research Awards Workshop.

August 16, 2022

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Preparations Begin for Construction of Final SRS Saltstone Disposal Units

EM has begun preparing for construction of three Saltstone Disposal Units (SDUs) at Savannah River Site (SRS) — the final ones planned to complete the site’s liquid waste mission.

August 16, 2022

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Hanford Team Builds Melter Operations Muscle

Operations and commissioning team members from the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site enhanced their knowledge of melters during a recent visit to the Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) at The Catholic University of America.

August 16, 2022

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Paducah’s Citizens Advisory Board Visits DUF6 Conversion Facility

Members of the Paducah Site’s citizens advisory board (CAB) recently visited one of EM’s two plants that convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to more stable compounds.

August 16, 2022

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Idaho Site Creates Virtual Tour for Public in Wake of Pandemic

In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EM program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently filmed a virtual video tour of its facilities as an alternative to in-person visits.

August 16, 2022

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EM’s Progress Reshapes Emergency Sector Map in Oak Ridge

EM’s progress is transforming more than the landscape; it’s also changing an important map in Oak Ridge.

August 16, 2022

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Hanford Disconnects Support Facilities From Former Plutonium Finishing Plant

Following completion of demolition and other cleanup work at the former Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site, EM contractor Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) recently finished disconnecting decades-old lines.

August 16, 2022

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West Valley Marks Successful Deactivation of Another Cell at Main Plant

Workers have successfully deactivated another high-hazard cell of the Main Plant Process Building, moving the facility closer to demolition, an EM 2022 priority at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).

August 9, 2022

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West Valley Worker Feedback Leads to Safe Deactivation on Path to Major Demolition

EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) recently overcame unique challenges and successfully finished deactivating a highly contaminated cell resembling an elevator shaft in the Main Plant Process Building.