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December 11, 2018
A Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant employee inspects electrical control equipment in the Chiller Compressor Building, which was recently turned over for startup and testing.
Four More WTP Support Facilities Move Into Startup, Testing Phase
EM’s ORP recently turned over four more utility buildings that are part of the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant’s Balance of Facilities..
December 11, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently visited the EM Los Alamos Field Office to view progress in EM's cleanup work at the site.
Los Alamos Trip Completes Assistant Secretary White’s Visits to Major Cleanup Sites
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently viewed progress in EM’s cleanup at the Los Alamos Site.
December 11, 2018
An aerial view of the West Valley Demonstration Project.
West Valley Contractor Earns Nearly Half of Award Fee for Six-Month Period in 2018
EM’s cleanup contractor at the WVDP earned $225,000 of a possible $461,080 award fee for its March through August 2018 performance period.
December 11, 2018
Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project partners celebrated a milestone in 2018 after safely shipping 9 million tons of residual radioactive material from a former uranium-ore processing facility in Moab to an engineered disposal cell.
Moab Project Revamps, Renews Partnering Commitment With Contractors
– EM Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Cleanup Director Russell McCallister recently approved a newly revised partnering agreement.
December 11, 2018
Savannah River Remediation nuclear and criticality safety engineers who support the development of documented safety analyses for the liquid waste facilities.
Savannah River Site Engineers Ensure Safe Work Practices, Controls
EM protects workers, the public, and the environment at and around the Savannah River Site (SRS) through safe work practices.
December 11, 2018
Recipients of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant sustainability
Carlsbad Field Office Honors Employees for Dramatically Curbing Paper Use
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently presented sustainability awards to employees for continuous improvement efforts.
December 11, 2018
Fire Chief Darrell Howard, left, and Jake Mason stabilize rescue mannequins during a vehicle extrication simulation.
Paducah Site Launches Advanced Rescue Training for Firefighters
The fire services team at EM’s Paducah Site recently conducted vehicle extrication training courses at the site.
December 11, 2018
Hanford Site health physics technicians participate in radiological control technicians’ training. The class offers interactive exercises like the decontamination demonstration shown here, which incorporates radiological work practice techniques.
New Interactive Training for Technicians Increases Safety at Hanford
Hanford Site workers have implemented a new interactive training course to ensure radiological control technicians have the tools/resources they need.
December 4, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Award Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Contract
The Department of Energy today announced the award of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility contract to APTIM-North Wind Construction JV, LLC.
December 4, 2018
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White speaks at the 17th Annual Intergovernmental Meeting.
Assistant Secretary White Delivers Remarks at Intergovernmental Meeting
On Nov. 15th Assistant Secretary Anne White addressed participants at EM’s 17th Annual Intergovernmental Meeting.
December 4, 2018
Crews began tearing down the K-1232 Chemical Recovery Facility in October 2018.
Oak Ridge Crews Demolish Facility, Moving EM Closer to ETTP Cleanup Goal
OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have safely completed the demolition of the K-1232 Chemical Recovery Facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
December 4, 2018
Before-and-after photos of screens on wells used to inject treated water back into the ground on the Hanford Site show how small amounts of chlorine can reduce biological growth, improving flow and groundwater treatment capacity.
Pilot Test Shows Chlorine Effectively Disinfects Hanford Wells
Whether it’s minerals in your sprinkler pipes or a buildup of grease in your kitchen drain, the concept and concern are the same.
December 4, 2018
New Mexico State University biology professor Geoff Smith, left, and scientist Maurizio Tomasi
WIPP’s Protective Salt Layer Draws Attention of International Researchers
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is known worldwide as a nuclear waste repository.
December 4, 2018
The ToxiRAE Pro portable monitor helps protect Hanford tank farm workers against potential exposure to chemical vapors.
Portable Monitors Provide Extra Protection for Hanford Tank Farm Workers
Workers in Hanford’s tank farms have begun using new personal monitors to provide further protection from potential exposure to chemical vapors.
December 4, 2018
Mark Gilbertson Portrait
EM Selects Mark Gilbertson as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
EM recently named Mark Gilbertson as its Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
December 4, 2018
Members of the DOE Fellows Class of 2018 gather with DOE and Florida International University (FIU) officials
Program Serving as Pipeline for EM Workforce Welcomes New DOE Fellows
A program that helps shape future candidates for EM’s workforce recently inducted 10 FIU students as the DOE Fellows Class of 2018.
December 4, 2018
The Effluent Treatment Facility at the Savannah River Site recently celebrated 30 years of operations.
Savannah River Site Effluent Treatment Facility Marks 30 Years of Operation
For three decades, the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) has treated more than 450 million gallons of wastewater at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
December 4, 2018
Heather Jones, a senior project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, stands with one of the Radpiper robots.
Scientist Honored for Leadership in Developing Robots to Support EM’s Cleanup
An EM-sponsored scientist has been selected for the 2019 Waste Management Symposia (WMS) Young Professional Award.
December 4, 2018
Sandra Fairchild speaks at the forum as SRR Small Business Program Manager Elizabeth Wooten and Johnson listen.
SRS Officials Share Small Business Opportunities at Public Forum
EM federal and contractor officials from the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently shared business opportunities in the cleanup program.
November 20, 2018
Machines take apart former tanks and more than 10,000 feet of piping before disposition at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Oak Ridge Crews Finish Removing Mercury-Contaminated Equipment
DOE OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have completed demolition of the West Column Exchange equipment at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
November 20, 2018
Benjamin Crock served as a team lead for the Office of River Protection’s (ORP) Feds Feed Families campaign
EM Sites Donate Thousands of Pounds of Food to People in Need
EM federal & contractor employees across DOE donated tens of thousands of pounds of food for people in need during the annual Feds Feed Families.
November 20, 2018
Members of the operations team for Hanford tank farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions at work during the successful deployment of two visual inspection systems underneath double-shell tank AP-107.
Robotic Crawlers Inspect Bottom of Hanford Double-Shell Tank
ORP and contractor WRPS are starting to get to the bottom of things when it comes to learning more about Hanford’s double-shell liquid waste tanks.
November 20, 2018
This is the second year employees with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance and their family members sorted food for Second Harvest’s Turkey Drive.
Hanford Site Workers and Their Families Pitch in for Turkey Drive
Employees from EM Richland Operations Office contractor MSA and their families pitched in for people in need this Thanksgiving holiday.
November 20, 2018
A crew readies a transport cask for the shipment of Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics fuel.
Idaho Site Completes Third Fuel Shipment to Research Reactors in 2018
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently completed the third and final shipment of lightly irradiated fuel elements.
November 20, 2018
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) Graphic Specialist David Brown created this 3-D rendering of the Mercury Treatment Facility, which OREM will begin constructing in 2019.
Oak Ridge Highlights EM Career Diversity at Local High School
Employees from DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) spoke with freshmen and sophomores enrolled in computer science classes.