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July 31, 2018
Christin Satterwhite, chemical engineering major from University of South Carolina, explains her research on the use of permeable membrane reactors.
Future Scientists Present at SRNL Intern Poster Session
More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research at the EM's SRNL annual summer intern poster session July 25.AIKEN, S.C. – M
July 31, 2018
Sprocket Director Jimi Gwinn, right, uses circuit boards to teach Paducah students Chris McVickers, left, and Miya Patterson about computer technology.
EM Donation Gives New Life to Old Computer Equipment
Brandon Hall recently read about Sprocket, Inc., a nonprofit makerspace, needing pre-owned circuit boards for an upcoming student technology project.
July 30, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal and Announces Pre-Solicitation Conference for Hanford 222-S Laboratory Contract
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal and Announces Pre-Solicitation Conference for Hanford 222-S Laboratory Contract
July 26, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Environmental Program Services (EPS) Contract
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Environmental Program Services (EPS) Contract
July 25, 2018
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DOE Under Secretary Dabbar to Speak at 2018 National Cleanup Workshop
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar is set to provide a keynote address at the 2018 National Cleanup Workshop, to be held Sept. 11-13.
July 24, 2018
Front, PPPO Manager Robert Edwards, EM Assistant Secretary Anne White, SODI Executive Director Steve Shepherd. Back, SODI Counsel Kevin Shoemaker, PPPO Deputy Manager Joel Bradburne, PPPO's Greg Simonton
Assistant Secretary White Attends Portsmouth Site Land Transfer Event, Visits EMCBC
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White signed documents at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant marking the site’s land transfer to the local community.
July 24, 2018
Mike Jennings, 324 Building Disposition project director for EM Richland Operations Office contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, speaks to Washington state legislators and staff members at Hanford’s 324 Building.
Washington State Elected Leaders Tour Hanford
A group of Washington state senators and representatives toured the Hanford Site this month as part of a program to increase awareness about cleanup.
July 24, 2018
Water Treatment Building, which will distribute Hanford Site water to numerous support buildings and sends process water to the Low-Activity Waste Facility and Analytical Laboratory.
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Support Buildings Move Into Commissioning Phase
Hanford’s WTP is bringing more major utility systems online as the facility continues the transition from construction to startup and commissioning.
July 24, 2018
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions interns gather for a photo during a recent reception where they talked with Savannah River Site executives and other site employees.
Internship Program Becomes Major Job Pipeline for SRS
Nearly 170 college and university students are gaining professional experience while contributing new ideas during internships with the SRS.
July 24, 2018
Rocky Simmons, a safety representative with EM Richland Operations Office
Hanford Worker Earns Safety Honors
Rocky Simmons, a safety representative with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance, was presented with the VPP award.
July 24, 2018
Carl Tilton with the Hanford Fire Department prepares a self-contained breathing apparatus bottle with breathable air that can be used by firefighters or workers in contaminated areas. Last month, firefighters filled more than 12,000 bottles.
Hanford Fire Department Supports Cleanup with Clean Air
Hanford Site workers have critical equipment to keep them safe during cleanup.
July 23, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Expression of Interest for the Long-Term Storage and Management of Elemental Mercury Services
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for long-term storage and management of elemental mercury services.
July 17, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for the SPRU F-Yard Cleanup Services project
DOE today issued a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought for its Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) F-Yard Cleanup Services project.
July 17, 2018
Crews take the “first bite” of the Vitrification Facility during the second phase of demolition.
West Valley Site Completes Second Phase of Vitrification Facility Demolition
EM & CHBWV recently finished demolishing a reinforced process cell & removed thousands of pieces of equipment in the Vitrification Facility at WVDP.
July 17, 2018
A view of radioactively contaminated concrete debris found inside one of 27 containers being processed at the former spent nuclear fuel hot cells at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.
Idaho Site Crews Find New Uses for Former Spent Nuclear Fuel Hot Cells
EM and its cleanup contractor at DOE’s Idaho Site have repurposed former spent nuclear fuel hot cells to characterize and segregate waste.
July 17, 2018
An extended boom reaches over the tank farm to pour concrete into the underground storage tanks.
SRS Grouts Four Underground Storage Tanks Ahead of Schedule
A team of federal and contractor employees at SRS recently grouted four 30,000-gallon underground solvent storage tanks ahead of schedule.
July 17, 2018
Workers on Hanford’s 324 Building Disposition Project are training on equipment to be used to transfer highly contaminated debris and soil.
Hanford Crews Prepare to Remove Radioactive Soil Under 324 Building
Hanford Site workers continue to prepare to remove highly radioactive soil under a former engineering laboratory.
July 17, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White, center, gathers with members of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Young Professionals group.
WIPP’s Young Professionals Group Builds Career Paths, Supports Community
Members of an ambitious early career group at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are making strides in their professions and the community.
July 17, 2018
From left, Drew Morgan and Kevin Kochersberger of Virginia Tech, and Todd Coleman of Savannah River National Laboratory prepare a test flight to demonstrate how unmanned aircraft support EM’s cleanup mission.
New Drone Program at SRNL Supports Cleanup
EM’s SRNL is applying unmanned aircraft systems — more commonly called drones — to support the cleanup mission at Savannah River Site (SRS).
July 17, 2018
The Tank-Side Cesium Removal system conceptual drawing.
Hanford Subcontract Awarded for New Tank Waste Pretreatment Capability
ORP contractor Washington River Protection Solutions has awarded a subcontract to design & build a new tank waste pretreatment capability at Hanford.
July 17, 2018
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Rep. Mike Simpson Joins 2018 National Cleanup Workshop Speakers
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is the latest speaker confirmed to participate in the 2018 National Cleanup Workshop, to be held Sept. 11-13.
July 10, 2018
Matthew Moury, DOE Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contractor Sets Safe Work Hour Records
SRR employees set records by surpassing 8.5 million operational and 30 million construction hours without injury resulting in a missed day of work.
July 10, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Stack Demolition Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought for its BNL Stack Demolition Project.
July 10, 2018
At right, Tim Medukas and Kaitlyn Weaver of RSI EnTech prepare materials while FBP project services technician Kyle Rase, left, observes.
Portsmouth Contractor Earns 97 Percent of Available Fee for FY17 Performance
Portsmouth Site contractor RSI EnTech, scored an “excellent” overall evaluation for its FY17 performance, earning 97 percent of the available fee.
July 10, 2018
Hanford Site Cleanup By the Numbers infographic
EM Releases New Site-Specific Infographics on Cleanup Progress
EM recently updated its “By the Numbers” infographics filled with quick and clear metrics demonstrating EM’s cleanup progress.