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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.
November 20, 2018
Crews from EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project Site gather alongside pallets stocked with donated food for delivery to area food pantries.
West Valley Crews Collect 360 Turkeys, Other Food for Area Families
Workers at EM’s WVDP held its annual food drive last week, a tradition that has delivered more than 1.8 million pounds of food to people in need.
November 20, 2018
Next EM Update Scheduled for Dec. 4
We will not be publishing an EM Update newsletter on Tuesday, Nov. 27. We will return to our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
November 13, 2018
Photos taken in January 2016 and September 2018 highlight the significant progress to deconstruct infrastructure in Hanford’s C Tank Farm site after retrieval operations concluded in November 2017.
Post-Retrieval Activities Changing Hanford Tank Farm Footprint
A comparison of aerial photos of Hanford’s C Tank Farm highlights the significant progress to dismantle site infrastructure.
November 13, 2018
– EM Assistant Secretary Anne White joined EM early career professionals for lunch Nov. 8 at DOE headquarters.
Assistant Secretary White Connects With EM Early Career Professionals
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White joined EM early career professionals for lunch Nov. 8 at DOE headquarters.
November 13, 2018
From left, Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Project Manager Mark Schmitz, SRR Electrical and Instrumentation Mechanic Tyler Stuart, and DOE Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Matthew M
Summit Provides Forum to Discuss Safety of SRS Liquid Waste Cleanup
The safety challenges and successes of EM’s liquid waste cleanup mission at the Savannah River Site (SRS) were among the key themes of a recent event.
November 13, 2018
Construction trailers for a new ventilation system arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant earlier this fall.
Massive Fans to Boost Airflow in WIPP Underground
If you’re a fan of fans, a new ventilation system at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) will blow you away.
November 13, 2018
Components for a specialized 60-ton-capacity crane were delivered to Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) earlier this month
Hanford’s WTP Receives Specialized Crane for High-Level Waste Facility
Components for a specialized 60-ton-capacity crane were delivered to Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) earlier this month.
November 13, 2018
Savannah River Remediation Melter Engineers John Owen, left, and Dan Iverson currently work at the Savannah River Site's (SRS) Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). They attended the groundbreaking for the facility as SRS employees in 1983.
SRS Facility Celebrates 35th Anniversary Since Groundbreaking
In November 1983, crews broke ground for the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), the largest vitrification facility in the U.S.
November 13, 2018
Mike Douglas, deputy vice president of the CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company 324 Building Disposition Project, explains to Hanford Communities members how the mock-up helped identify and resolve issues prior to equipment installation at the 324 Bldg.
Community Leaders Tour 324 Building Mock-up at Hanford
Leaders from the communities near the Hanford Site recently visited a mock-up where workers test and train on equipment.