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November 6, 2018
Crews pour grout into the well pump casing to stabilize it before pulling out the well pump.
West Valley Advances Cleanup With Removal of Pump-and-Treat System
Workers recently removed a former pump-and-treat system at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site, allowing for continued cleanup progress
November 6, 2018
Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week.
Employees Participate in Confined Space Training at West Valley
Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week.
October 30, 2018
Members of the DOE delegation in the U.K
Assistant Secretary White, Other DOE Officials Tour U.K. Nuclear Facilities
Assistant Secretary Anne White visited some of the United Kingdom's nuclear facilities last week as part of a DOE delegation.
October 30, 2018
Manipulators at the Plutonium Fuel Form Facility
SRS Reaches Cleanup Milestone at Site of Fuel Production for Space Mission
Recently, EM workers for the first time removed equipment contaminated with plutonium once used to power deep space missions.
October 30, 2018
K-29 Building foundation slab
Oak Ridge Prepares Former Uranium Enrichment Area for Industrial Use
Last week, workers began pulling up the foundation slab of the former K-29 gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment building.
October 30, 2018
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company’s soil and groundwater remediation project workers
Worker-Led Efficiencies Result in Cost Savings for Hanford Groundwater Treatment
Worker-driven improvements led crews to treat a record amount of groundwater at the Hanford Site in FY2018 at the lowest cost per gallon in 5 years.
October 30, 2018
Workers practice waste transfer line modification work in a mock-up area.
Mock-up Project Reduces Risk in Salt Waste Processing Facility Integration Work
EM and its liquid waste contractor at SRS are putting practice into action before tackling significant projects.
October 30, 2018
Hanford crews prepare to lift 40-ton process cell pipe racks into the Effluent Management Facility.
Hanford Vit Plant Support Facility Takes Shape
EM’s ORP and contractor BNI recently installed two 40-ton process cell pipe racks into the Effluent Management Facility (EMF).
October 30, 2018
Students at the Portsmouth Site Science Alliance event meet with representatives from regional universities.
Record Number of Students Learn About Portsmouth Careers at Science Alliance
The EM Portsmouth Site’s ninth annual Science Alliance event recently drew a record number of participants from southern Ohio schools.
October 30, 2018
Employees with EM’s liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently achieved a company record by surpassing 10 million hours, or just over two years, without injury resulting in a missed day of work.
SRS Contractor Achieves Record at Over 10 Million Safe Work Hours
SRS recently achieved a company record by surpassing 10 million hours, or just over two years, without injury resulting in a missed day of work.
October 30, 2018
A worker prepares one of 45 new or upgraded homes for the burrowing owls.
Hanford Contractor Builds New Homes for Burrowing Owls
A 64-percent reduction in active burrows — or homes — for burrowing owls, a candidate for listing as a threatened or endangered species in Washington
October 30, 2018
EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project partnered with the local volunteer fire company to conduct fire safety training for West Valley School District middle school students.
West Valley Site, Firefighters Provide Fire Safety Training to Students
EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project partnered with the local volunteer fire company to conduct fire safety training
October 23, 2018
New American Museum of Science and Energy facility ribbon cutting
Past and Present DOE Missions on Display in Museum’s New Home in Oak Ridge
On Oct. 18, government officials and local residents opened the doors to the new home for the American Museum of Science and Energy.
October 23, 2018
installing an ion exchange column on the Tank Closure Cesium Removal process enclosure in the Savannah River Site’s H Tank Farm.
SRS Crews Complete Startup Testing on Project to Speed Tank Waste Removal
SRS crews recently completed onsite startup testing for an EM project designed to accelerate removal of radioactive waste from underground tanks.
October 23, 2018
Hanford’s AX tank farm excavations between tanks AX-102 and 104
Workers Prep for Waste Retrieval in Hanford’s A and AX Tank Farms
EM’s ORP and tank farms contractor WRPS are navigating tight spaces in Hanford’s A and AX tank farms as preparations continue for waste retrievals.
October 23, 2018
SRNL Booth at expo Applied Research Center
More Than 3,000 SRS Employees Come Together for Safety at Annual Expo
More than 3,000 federal & contractor employees visited nearly 70 informational booths focused on SRS's safety culture during an annual expo last week.
October 23, 2018
Outdoor storage area for the large concrete casks that will contain cesium and strontium capsules
Hanford Team Makes Progress Toward Moving Capsules to Dry Storage
Workers at the Hanford Site continue to make significant strides toward moving nearly 2,000 radioactive capsules to dry storage.
October 23, 2018
DOE's Ed McGinnis addresses attendees at the Millennial Nuclear Caucus in Oak Ridge.
Millennials, Nuclear Leaders Discuss Industry Growth, Energy Future in Oak Ridge
More than 100 students and young professionals gathered with experts to discuss nuclear industry growth and America’s energy future.
October 23, 2018
Savannah River Remediation Principal Cyber Specialist Sean Nixon, left, mentors high school student Colleen Harmon on cybersecurity applications.
Savannah River Site Contractor Team Earns Cybersecurity Award
EM's contractor Savannah River Remediation earned the title of National Cyber Security Awareness Champion for the fourth consecutive year.
October 16, 2018
The Analytical Laboratory will analyze samples of vitrified low-activity waste to ensure it meets regulatory requirements and standards.
ORP Energizes Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Analytical Lab
EM’s ORP safely finished energizing the Analytical Laboratory at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) recently.
October 16, 2018
A worker uses an excavator to lower a dust collector into a waste box for shipment to an offsite disposal facility.
West Valley Continues Cleanup Progress at Contact Size Reduction Facility
Workers continued cleanup progress after recently removing a 2,000-pound dust collector from a facility slated for demolition at EM’s WVDP Site.
October 16, 2018
A sensor traverses a 12-by-20-foot mock-up of a Hanford tank at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
EM, PNNL Test Novel Sensor Technology for Hanford Waste Tanks
It’s nearly impossible to see the integrity of metal plates that form the base of the DSTs buried at Hanford, but hearing them may help researchers.
October 16, 2018
Fluor-BWXT chemical operator Eric Ramey operates an overhead crane at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Portsmouth Contractor Receives ‘Good’ Evaluation, Earns 74 Percent of 2017 Fee
EM gave its D&D contractor at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio a “good” evaluation.
October 16, 2018
EM Appoints New Members to Environmental Management Advisory Board
EM recently announced the appointment of seven industry leaders to DOE’s EMAB. They join 11 returning board members.
October 16, 2018
URS | CH2M Oak Ridge employees Clint Wolfley and Stephanie Miller were recipients of National Safety Council’s 2018 Rising Stars of Safety award.
National Safety Council Names Oak Ridge Managers Safety Stars
The National Safety Council recognized two safety managers with DOE’s OREM cleanup contractor as 2018 Rising Stars of Safety.