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March 2, 2021
A fifth-grade student listens as Pam Baird of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth explains a science experiment at Western Elementary School.
Portsmouth Site Launches New Science Education Program for Students
EM’s Portsmouth Site has launched a new education program aimed at getting local students to start thinking about careers in STEAM.
March 2, 2021
Components of a new ventilation system were recently delivered to the Reduction-Oxidation Plant on the Hanford Site’s Central Plateau. The new system will improve worker safety and support future high-hazard work planned inside the facility.
New Ventilation System Reduces Risks as Hanford Decontaminates Facilities
EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company is testing a new mobile ventilation system that will protect workers.
March 2, 2021
Idaho National Laboratory Site Calcine Retrieval Project Design Engineer Derek Allen tests a robotic arm and related software that uses haptic feedback in advance of full-scale testing.
Idaho Project Draws From Technology Used in Smartphone, Gaming Industries
An EM project at the Idaho National Laboratory Site is using robotic technology and taking cues from the smartphone and gaming industries.
March 2, 2021
Bernice Bunker and Justin Korenkiewicz are two of approximately 50 laboratory and radiological technicians EM Office of River Protection contractor Bechtel National, Inc. plans to hire and train this year.
Hanford Staffs Laboratory to Prepare Waste Treatment Plant for Cold Commissioning
EM Office of River Protection contractor Bechtel National, Inc. is hiring and training dozens of laboratory and radiological technicians.
March 2, 2021
The Savannah River National Laboratory Modifications Team has reached a milestone of shuttering F/H Analytical Laboratory and transitioning activities and staff to new facilities, pictured here, at the Savannah River Site.
Millions in Cost Savings to Result From Consolidating SRS Laboratory Facilities
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has successfully consolidated a laboratory that has provided vital analytical results.
March 2, 2021
An emerging issues team that’s part of a regulatory partnership framework focused on the Oak Ridge EM program’s cleanup helped obtain early approvals for soil removal projects, allowing effective use of the available workforce and funding.
New Oak Ridge Regulatory Partnership Achieves Results in First Year
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and contractor UCOR are attributing acceleration of several cleanup projects.
March 2, 2021
Workers at the West Valley Demonstration Project install a long-reach arm on a large excavator that will be used for the demolition of the Main Plant Process Building.
West Valley Gets an ‘Arm Up’ on Main Plant Process Building Demolition
EM and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) recently installed a long-reach arm on an excavator for ease of access in the demolition.
February 23, 2021
A view of the demolition of a hot cell inside a protective cover at the former Radioisotope Development Lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Demolition of Former Radioisotope Development Lab Underway at Oak Ridge
DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor UCOR have begun removing the two remaining structures
February 23, 2021
Pictured is the bulk-hydrogen project installation at the Portsmouth Site. This backup system for producing hydrogen was among several plant modifications EM’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Project completed during the past year.
DUF6 Conversion Project Completes Major Safety Upgrades
EM’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Project completed several plant modifications at its Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky facilities.
February 23, 2021
In this July 2019 photo, Janice Lawson, deputy vice president of EM operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, speaks to the Savannah River Site NRU/NRX Removal.
Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards Honor EM, NNSA Employees at SRS
More than 100 Savannah River Site federal and contractor employees, many of whom work in EM facilities, have been honored.
February 23, 2021
Use of replica components of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Idaho National Laboratory Site has proven effective in readying the facility for actual waste treatment.
Idaho Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Benefiting From Mock-ups
EM’s use of replica components of a liquid waste treatment facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has proven effective.
February 23, 2021
EM, Legacy Management Collaborate in Expanded National Laboratory Network
EM has joined forces with the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM) to expand the EM National Laboratory Network.
February 23, 2021
EM tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions last fall completed installation of an evapotranspiration basin, which will collect and evaporate water drained from a high-density.
EM Paves Way for Another Surface Barrier at Hanford Tank Farms
EM’s Office of River Protection tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, has awarded a subcontract worth about $14.5 million
February 23, 2021
Diversion Box 5 is one of two structures in F Tank Farm at the Savannah River Site that EM plans to fill with grout starting next year.
SRS Takes Steps Toward Operational Closure of Radioactive Liquid Waste Structures
EM is moving closer to closing the first Savannah River Site (SRS) tank farm structures since the closure of an underground waste tank in April 2016.
February 23, 2021
Emergency preparedness specialist Amanda Lee displays her certification notice inside the Hanford Emergency Operations Center.
Hanford Employee Certified as Emergency Response Expert
EM contractor Hanford Mission Integration Solutions is the only Hanford Site employee to hold a prestigious associate emergency manager credential.
February 23, 2021
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees, from left, Tim Arnold, Kim Mitchell, and Taylor Rice work in the control center for the DOE Savannah River Regional Science Bowl competition, remotely coordinating the day-long event on Feb. 20.
DOE Regional Science Bowl Draws 18 Teams From SRS Area
Future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians tested their knowledge during the annual DOE Savannah River Regional Science Bowl competition.
February 16, 2021
An aerial view of F Area at the Savannah River Site. Building 235-F is highlighted in yellow, F/H Analytical Laboratory facilities are highlighted in orange, and F Canyon/FB Line are shown in purple.
Reducing the Legacy Footprint: EM Nears Deactivation of F Area Facilities at SRS
EM and the management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have made significant progress in decommissioning legacy facilities.
February 16, 2021
Completion of Waste Transporter System Marks Progress Toward Hanford Waste Treatment
Completion of Waste Transporter System Marks Progress Toward Hanford Waste Treatment
The final six of 43 specially-fabricated Immobilized Low-Activity Waste (ILAW) pallets arrived on the Hanford Site earlier this month.
February 16, 2021
Hanford Continues Safety Systems Testing for Waste Treatment Plant
Hanford Continues Safety Systems Testing for Waste Treatment Plant
EM Office of River Protection (ORP) contractor Bechtel National, Inc. continues to make progress on testing secondary safety systems
February 16, 2021
UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter was joined by UCOR employees Cheyanna Hawn, left, and Anna Summers in a recent virtual presentation to the Energy Communities Alliance. The hour-long session focused on workforce development best practices.
Oak Ridge Contractor Highlights Initiatives to Attract Next-Generation Workforce
Ken Rueter, president and CEO of Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR, led a virtual presentation recently to the Energy Communities Alliance.
February 16, 2021
EM Richland Operations Office contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company recently selected a subcontractor to continue to modify the Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) and install new equipment.
Subcontractor to Support Radioactive Capsules Transfer to Dry Storage at Hanford
EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) recently selected a subcontractor to continue work.
February 16, 2021
Defense Waste Processing Facility Crane Manager Robbie Robinson uses 3D virtual reality equipment to view images from inside the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
Safety Goes High-Tech at New SRS Facility
EM is employing 3D laser scanning to further ensure safety and accuracy in work at the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
February 16, 2021
Christopher Graham, calcine retrieval project lead design engineer for EM contractor Fluor Idaho, operates a riser positioning tool with a joystick at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Rock Climbing Lured Engineer to the West, Cleanup Project Keeps Him There
Christopher Graham left the east coast for the Rocky Mountains to advance his interest in rock climbing.
February 9, 2021
Workers recently finished demolition on Building 9210 at Oak Ridge. They will clear away the debris in the weeks ahead.
Oak Ridge Moves Closer to Clearing Away Biology Complex
EM crews recently finished taking down Building 9210, one of the final remaining buildings located in the former Biology Complex .
February 9, 2021
EM workers on Feb. 4 knocked down the 13th of 18 DOE-owned buildings at the former Energy Technology Engineering Center site.
EM Crews Take Another Step Forward on Demolition of DOE Buildings at ETEC
EM workers took down another building at the former Energy Technology Engineering Center.