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May 22, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White speaks to members of the Environmental Management Advisory Board at DOE headquarters.
DOE Officials at EMAB Meeting Outline Goals to Remove Cleanup Barriers
Senior DOE officials shared their visions for advancing the EM mission and highlighted significant cleanup accomplishments to the EMAB last week.
May 22, 2018
The 242-A Evaporator operations are critical to tank waste management at the Hanford Site.
Hanford Completes First 2018 Tank Waste Reduction Campaign
EM’s Office of River Protection and tank operations contractor WRPS completed the first tank waste volume reduction campaign of the year.
May 22, 2018
Crews demolish a portion of the West Valley Demonstration Project Vitrification Facility.
West Valley Continues Progress in Vitrification Facility Demolition
West Valley Continues Progress in Vitrification Facility Demolition
May 22, 2018
Hanford’s groundwater treatment program hit an all-time high for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, treating 295 million gallons of contaminated groundwater at the largest pump-and-treat facility on the Hanford Site.
Central Plateau Remediation Contractor Earns 89 Percent of FY17 Fee
Central Plateau Remediation Contractor Earns 89 Percent of FY17 Fee
May 22, 2018
The upgraded Joint Information Center is located at Miracle City Academy, a private school located just north of the Portsmouth Site.
EM Upgrades Portsmouth Emergency Management Facilities
EM Upgrades Portsmouth Emergency Management Facilities
May 22, 2018
Workers safely unload structural steel for an evaporator equipment tower at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
Tower Construction to Support Hanford Tank Waste Treatment Facility
Tower Construction to Support Hanford Tank Waste Treatment Facility
May 22, 2018
DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recently recertified the Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Federal Training Center as a VPP Star Site for the fifth time.
DOE Voluntary Protection Program Recertifies HAMMER as VPP Star Site
DOE Voluntary Protection Program Recertifies HAMMER as VPP Star Site
May 22, 2018
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Stuart MacVean (right) addresses the Federal Business Opportunities Forum audience as part of a panel session.
Forum Informs Vendors of Region’s Federal Procurement Opportunities
Forum Informs Vendors of Region’s Federal Procurement Opportunities
May 22, 2018
Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Shift Operations Manager Tracy Scott (right) describes Savannah River Site Tank Farm operations to Matt Chassereau, an H Tank Farm Operations first line manager, as part of SRR’s enhanced continuing training.
Savannah River Site Contractor Hires, Trains Next Generation of Nuclear Workers
Savannah River Site Contractor Hires, Trains Next Generation of Nuclear Workers
May 22, 2018
Fluor Idaho President Fred Hughes and Communications Director Ann Riedesel (center) gather with the students from Fort Hall Junior and Senior High School after the career opportunity class organized by the Foundation for Indigenous Education, Leadership D
Idaho Contractor Encourages Native American Students to Consider EM Careers
Idaho Contractor Encourages Native American Students to Consider EM Careers
May 22, 2018
Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Groundwater Manager Ken Pill helps students learn about groundwater cleanup methods.
Children Get Hands-On Lesson in Moab Groundwater Cleanup
Children Get Hands-On Lesson in Moab Groundwater Cleanup
May 21, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Administrative and Business Management Support Services
DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Administrative and Business Management Support Services
May 15, 2018
An MSA employee removes snow from Hanford roads.
EM Sites Mark National Infrastructure Week
In this issue of EM Update, we're highlighting equipment and facilities that support EM cleanup as part of National Infrastructure Week, May 14-21.
May 15, 2018
An operator takes a sample of process solution in the sample aisle at H Canyon. Under the initiative to improve spent nuclear fuel processes, online monitors will eliminate the need to pull samples for lab analysis during routine process operations.
Collaborative SRS Pilot to Increase Spent Nuclear Fuel Processing Rates
Collaborative SRS Pilot to Increase Spent Nuclear Fuel Processing Rates
May 15, 2018
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington recently toured EM’s Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Federal Training Center (HAMMER) at the Hanford Site.
Rep. Dan Newhouse Visits EM’s World-Class Training Facility at Hanford
Rep. Dan Newhouse Visits EM’s World-Class Training Facility at Hanford
May 15, 2018
The new conical shape of the Denitration Mineralization Reformer.
Idaho Site Preparing New Demonstration of Waste Treatment Unit
Idaho Site Preparing New Demonstration of Waste Treatment Unit
May 15, 2018
Workers recently finished the SX Farm evapotranspiration basin, shown in light brown. It will collect and evaporate water drained from new interim surface barriers to be installed later this spring over Hanford’s SX Tank Farm, shown at the right.
Hanford Crews Complete First Work Phase for Protective Barrier System
Hanford Crews Complete First Work Phase for Protective Barrier System
May 14, 2018
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in New Mexico
DOE Moving Forward With Key WIPP Infrastructure Upgrade
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is moving forward with a key infrastructure upgrade at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.
May 8, 2018
Members of the EM Site-Specific Advisory Board toured EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant last week as part of their semiannual meeting. Here they are pictured on the tour with EM officials.
Assistant Secretary Welcomes Advisory Board's Input, Emphasizes Completion Mindset
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White told the EM SSAB chairs & vice-chairs she looks forward to receiving their input as she renews a completion mindset.
May 8, 2018
Washington state’s congressional delegation, senior DOE officials, union leadership, community leaders, and Hanford workers cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the grand opening of the Hanford Workforce Engagement Center.
Officials Celebrate Opening of Hanford Assistance Center for Workers
Elected officials, EM & Hanford Site leadership, and union leaders celebrate the grand opening of the Hanford Workforce Engagement Center May 3.
May 8, 2018
Workers with Watts Construction, a small business subcontractor to site services provider MSA, help with asphalt repairs on the site.
EM Sites Mark National Small Business Week
In honor of National Small Business Week, held April 29 to May 5, we are highlighting small businesses that work at EM sites across the DOE complex.
May 8, 2018
Geologists Rob Flynn (left) and Ken Davis examine core samples used to determine the location of the wells to optimize pump-and-treat operations at the Paducah Site’s northeast plume.
EM Completes Major Upgrade to Paducah Groundwater Treatment System
EM has installed an enhanced system to treat contaminated groundwater at its Paducah Site.
May 8, 2018
Riggers use a crane to position a bottle-handling tent at Hanford’s AN Farm. The tent will be used to support workers who wear self-contained breathing apparatus needed to remove waste transfer lines from C Farm to AN Farm.
Demobilization Activities Progress at Hanford’s C Farm
EM’s ORP and contractor Washington River Protection Solutions continue to make substantial progress demobilizing equipment from Hanford’s C Tank Farm.
May 8, 2018
Tomoaki Kishimoto, chief associate for Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s International Relations and Strategy Group
SRNL Continues Broad Array of Support for Fukushima Cleanup
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is deepening its relationship with EM’s SRNL and other DOE laboratories as it continues cleanup at Fukushima.
May 8, 2018
The vessel known as the Dissolver, or 3C-1, is transferred to the Remote-Handled Waste Facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project for processing.
Lessons Learned From West Valley Legacy Waste Cleanup Improve Efficiency
Commitment to applying lessons learned has helped keep WVDP on track to reach a major milestone in legacy waste disposition later this year.