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June 26, 2018
The property EM is transferring to the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative is about 80 open acres in size, located adjacent to Perimeter Road in the southeast portion of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
EM Set to Transfer First Parcel at Portsmouth Site
EM is moving forward to transfer the first parcel of federal property at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant since D&D began at the site in 2011.
June 26, 2018
Matt Moury, DOE Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security, right, presents the Facility Representative of the Year Award to Tom Kohler of the Savannah River Site.
Savannah River Site Facility Representative Wins DOE Safety Oversight Award
An EM employee recently won DOE’s Facility Representative of the Year Award for 2017.
June 26, 2018
Crews began tearing down Building K-633 in May and completed the project in June.
Workers Demolish Building K-633 in Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge’s EM program and its cleanup contractor URS|CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) recently completed demolition of the K-633 Test Loop Facility.
June 26, 2018
Workers at the Plutonium Finishing Plant guide a large sack containing radioactive waste into a metal container suitable for shipping and storage.
Crews Reduce Risk at Plutonium Finishing Plant Demolition Work Site
Workers have completed a significant risk reduction activity at the PFP worksite at the Hanford Site to prepare to eventually resume demolition.
June 26, 2018
Participants in a training for high-threat emergencies practice using tourniquets.
WVDP Provides Training on Saving Lives in High-Threat Emergencies
EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) recently conducted first responder training.
June 26, 2018
Carlsbad students who participated in Exploration & Imagination Station Day held by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's management and operations contractor.
NWP Hosts Inaugural STEM-Focused Exploration & Imagination Station Day
NWP Hosts Inaugural STEM-Focused Exploration & Imagination Station Day
June 25, 2018
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
EM's Next Business Opportunity Forum is July 31
EM's next quarterly public forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program is set for Tuesday, July 31.
June 19, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White, fourth from left, joins in the groundbreaking of a new underground ventilation system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant last week.
Assistant Secretary White Helps Break Ground for New Ventilation System at WIPP
Assistant Secretary White Helps Break Ground for New Ventilation System at WIPP
June 19, 2018
Los Alamos National Security workers use the glove box in the Waste Characterization, Repackaging and Reduction Facility.
Former Los Alamos Contractor Earns 94 Percent of Fee in FY 2018 Period
Former Los Alamos Contractor Earns 94 Percent of Fee in FY 2018 Period
June 19, 2018
Shay DeWitt, nuclear chemical operator, left, and Mike Garza, field work supervisor, give a thumbs-up during the first day of sludge retrieval on June 12.
Hanford Crews Begin Removal of Radioactive Sludge Stored Near River
Hanford Crews Begin Removal of Radioactive Sludge Stored Near River
June 19, 2018
DOE Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Exhibit on "Secret Cities" Linked to EM Cleanup
DOE Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Exhibit on "Secret Cities" Linked to EM Cleanup
DOE Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Exhibit on "Secret Cities" Linked to EM Cleanup
June 19, 2018
John Bradley, design authority engineer, left, and Joao Cardoso-Neto, Upper Three Runs project manager, both of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, inspect a BaroBall unit.
SRS Passive Groundwater Cleanup Systems Increase Effectiveness, Save Millions
SRS Passive Groundwater Cleanup Systems Increase Effectiveness, Save Millions
June 19, 2018
Pete Graham is the new chief of mining at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
New Chief of Mining Starts at WIPP
New Chief of Mining Starts at WIPP
June 19, 2018
A spare reboiler for the 242-A Evaporator was delivered to the Hanford Site in early May. The 242-A Evaporator creates needed storage space in the double-shell tank storage system by periodically concentrating liquid tank waste.
Spare Reboiler for 242-A Evaporator Arrives at Hanford Site
Spare Reboiler for 242-A Evaporator Arrives at Hanford Site
June 19, 2018
Fluor Idaho interns receive a briefing on transuranic waste shipping during a recent site tour.
Idaho Site Contractor Invests in the Next Generation of EM Workers
Idaho Site Contractor Invests in the Next Generation of EM Workers
June 19, 2018
Members of the International Decommissioning Network Steering Committee recently met at the West Valley Demonstration Project.
EM’s West Valley Site Hosts International Decommissioning Network
EM’s West Valley Site Hosts International Decommissioning Network
June 19, 2018
The DOE Savannah River Site Leadership Association named Savannah River Remediation (SRR) President and Project Manager Tom Foster, right, Executive of the Year, and SRR Field Safety and Health Manager Jim Wilson Leader of the Year.
Association Honors Leaders From Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contractor
Association Honors Leaders From Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contractor
June 19, 2018
The injured owl rests in the arms of Swift & Staley Operations and Maintenance Manager Kyle Gore.
Paducah Site Contractor Gives a ‘Hoot’ Rescuing Injured Owl
Paducah Site Contractor Gives a ‘Hoot’ Rescuing Injured Owl
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.