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June 30, 2020
Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. performed environmental corrective actions at the Clean Slate III site in July 2019 that included removing contaminated soil and debris for packaging and disposal at the Nevada National Security Site.
NNSS Cleanup Contractor Earns 96 Percent of Available Fee From October 2018 Through January 2020
EM’s cleanup contractor for the Nevada National Security Site Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. has earned 96 percent of the available fee.
June 30, 2020
Crews have completed deactivation inside the 42,000-square-foot K-1600 facility. Teardown is scheduled to begin this summer.
Last Major ETTP Facility Ready for Demolition at Oak Ridge
Workers have completed deactivating Building K-1600, and now it is ready for demolition.
June 30, 2020
While maintaining social distancing, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) heavy equipment operators Tyler Wilson, left, and Ed Townsley, center, update SRNS Project Manager Kelsey Holcomb regarding the D-Area Coal Storage Yard Project at the Savannah R
SRS Set to Clean Up 12-Acre Coal Yard From Cold War Powerhouse
The long metal arm and strong steel teeth of a massive construction excavator recently cleared its first bucket full of hardened clay.
June 30, 2020
The supercompactor ram at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project exerts 4 million pounds of force to compact filled waste drums.
Idaho Site Finishes Treating 'Squeezant' Liquid Wastes
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho have finished processing a challenging liquid waste form dubbed “squeezants,”
June 30, 2020
The 200 West Pump and Treat Facility is Hanford’s largest groundwater treatment plant. All six of Hanford’s operating pump-and-treat facilities can be monitored remotely, allowing plant managers to ensure the systems continue to operate safely and efficie
System Reliability, Remote Monitoring Support Hanford Groundwater Treatment
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Hanford Site groundwater treatment continued uninterrupted and remains on track.
June 30, 2020
Nye County’s John Klenke collects water samples from an Amargosa Valley location.
EM Nevada Extends Grant for Groundwater Contamination Testing Program
The EM Nevada Program has awarded a two-year grant extension to an intergovernmental groundwater testing program.
June 30, 2020
Kenny Ferguson, director of information technology infrastructure services for Richland Operations Office, inspects for potential damage to an unoccupied facility following the Gable Mountain fire, which burned more than 5,000 acres on the Hanford Site.
Hanford Firefighters Battle Challenging Wildfire
In a well-coordinated effort, the Hanford Fire Department and nearby cities and counties successfully contained a wildfire.
June 26, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Issues Final RFP for New Savannah River National Laboratory Management and Operating Contract
The U.S. DOE Office of EM today issued a Final Request for Proposal for the new, standalone M&O contract for the SRNL, located at SRS near Aiken, SC.
June 23, 2020
Cleanup Program on Pace for Many 2020 Priorities, EM’s Todd Shrader Tells ECA
Cleanup Program on Pace for Many 2020 Priorities, EM’s Todd Shrader Tells ECA
Despite unavoidable impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, EM remains on track this year to realize a number of its cleanup priorities.
June 23, 2020
Crews use large winches to tear down a 180-foot tower of the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Workers Successfully Bring Down ETTP’s Tallest Building
Workers accomplished a major feat during one of the largest and final demolition projects at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
June 23, 2020
The HB Line facility at the Savannah River Site is located on top of the H Canyon chemical separations facility.
SRS Facility's Safe Shutdown Leads to $40 Million in Annual Cost Avoidance
EM workers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently finished placing the HB Line.
June 23, 2020
An EM facility disposition crew recently replaced a hoist in the Main Plant Process Building
West Valley Prepares for Future D&D Under New Safety Protocols
An EM facility disposition crew recently replaced a hoist in the Main Plant Process Building.
June 23, 2020
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership
WIPP’s Nuclear Waste Partnership Earns 83 Percent of Available Award Fee in FY19
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership.
June 23, 2020
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s most recent maintenance outage included work on ventilation fan motors and systems, shown here.
Outage Accomplishments Improve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Operations
EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workers completed an immense amount of work during a two-day planned power outage.
June 23, 2020
Janice Sandford, forefront, and other operators are shown in the Defense Waste Processing Facility control room. Savannah River Remediation recently upgraded its control system hardware and software.
Savannah River Site Completes Significant Computer System Upgrades
The EM program at the Savannah River Site has completed a significant and extensive upgrade to modernize computer systems across the site.
June 17, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards New Cleanup Contract at the Nevada National Security Site
Today, the U.S. DOE awarded Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. the new EM Nevada Environmental Program Services contract.
June 16, 2020
The DOE Office of Legacy Management is set to assume long-term stewardship responsibility for 70 sites — represented by the yellow dots in this map.
EM Nevada Transfer of 70 Sites to Legacy Management Nearly Complete
The EM Nevada Program & DOE Office of Legacy Management are nearing completion of a transfer of long-term stewardship responsibilities to 70 sites.
June 16, 2020
Demolition begins on Building K-2500-H. The facility was located near the massive K-25 gaseous diffusion building and supported demolition efforts for that project.
Oak Ridge Marks Another Teardown on Path to Vision 2020
The Oak Ridge Office of EM (OREM) has conducted large-scale demolition at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) for nearly 15 years.
June 16, 2020
Reinhard Knerr has been selected as manager of the Carlsbad Field Office.
EM Names New WIPP, Los Alamos Managers, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security
EM has named new managers for the Carlsbad & Los Alamos field offices, and a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security, & Quality Assurance.
June 16, 2020
A view of the Effluent Treatment Facility’s process floor. Since 1995, the facility has processed more than 330 million gallons of contaminated wastewater to remove radioactive and chemical waste.
Hanford Marks 25 Years of Successfully Treating Wastewater
A significant component of EM’s complex chain of Hanford Site waste treatment facilities is marking a 25 years of safely treating contaminated waste.
June 16, 2020
EM workers use a crane to lower a canister filled with spent nuclear fuel into a liner inside the Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support EM’s Commitment to State of Idaho
Crews recently completed the first two of nearly 40 shipments of spent nuclear fuel to a temporary storage area at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
June 16, 2020
John Mills conducts plant gauge checks at the Defense Waste Processing Facility as part of his job as a shift technical engineer for Savannah River Remediation at the Savannah River Site.
Shift Technical Engineer Program Growing to Meet SRS Mission Needs
A team of technical engineers is among the many groups growing to support the increased pace of liquid waste operations at EM’s Savannah River Site.
June 9, 2020
William (Ike White, NNSA chief of staff and associate principal deputy administrator
EM Remains Poised for Strong Year, Transformational Decade, White Says
With cleanup sites beginning to ramp back up to full operations in a phased approach, EM remains poised to complete many of its top priorities.
June 9, 2020
Workers applying a fixative at Hanford Richland site
EM Marks Accomplishments Across Complex During Essential Mission-Critical Period
EM made steady progress in its cleanup mission after most field sites moved into an essential mission-critical operating posture beginning mid-March.
June 9, 2020
Oak Ridge's Centrifuge Complex
Workers Resume Demolition on Oak Ridge’s Centrifuge Complex
Demolition has resumed on the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) after an almost two-month pause.