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April 16, 2019
Demolition began last week on a vault at the Hanford Site’s Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) after contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company finished safely removing debris from around the facility. The demolition is part of the lower-risk activitie
Lower-Risk Demolition Resumes on Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant
Demolition began last week on a vault at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site.
April 16, 2019
Crews have completed targeted waste exhumation at the Accelerated Retrieval Project VIII facility at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory Site. Just 0.69 acres of buried Cold War weapons waste at the site’s subsurface disposal area remains to be exhumed under
EM Moves Major Step Closer to Completing Idaho Waste Exhumation Project
EM crews recently finished exhuming radioactive and hazardous waste from a combined area of 5 acres at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex.
April 16, 2019
A rendering of the proposed Coquí Radio Pharmaceuticals Corporation medical isotope production facility at the Oak Ridge Site's East Tennessee Technology Park.
EM’s Vision for Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park is Being Realized
Employees from Oak Ridge’s EM program and its lead contractor, UCOR, took the stage at the annual U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN) regional conference.
April 16, 2019
More than 55 federal and contractor employees from across the EM complex gathered at DOE headquarters this month to collaborate on information technology (IT), operational technology, and cybersecurity, including how to most effectively enable the cleanup
EM Continues IT Collaboration
Federal and contractor employees from EM gathered at DOE headquarters this month to collaborate on effective ways to improve operations.
April 16, 2019
Thermal testing for the immobilized low-activity waste transporter system included heating a mock glass container to simulate the temperature of a container when leaving the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
Transporter Tests Validate Design, Capabilities of Waste Transfer at Hanford Plant
The immobilized low-activity waste transporter system is capable of safely moving containers filled with a mix of glass and waste.
April 16, 2019
Mission Support Alliance is using 3-D modeling software to aid in the design of a new water treatment facility to support the planned round-the-clock treatment of Hanford’s tank waste and other cleanup at the site. The software allows the project team to
3-D Technology Supports Building Design for Hanford’s DFLAW Program
Richland contractor Mission Support Alliance is using industry best practices and 3-D modeling software to help design a new water treatment facility.
April 16, 2019
The Savannah River Site recently hosted the Annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for wounded military veterans and mobility impaired hunters
Wounded Veterans, Mobility Impaired Hunters Take Part in SRS Turkey Hunt
The Savannah River Site recently hosted the Annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for wounded military veterans and mobility impaired hunters.
April 16, 2019
Jim Rabideau and Judy West, left, of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program, present the Patriot Award to Mark Cranston, an industrial hygiene supervisor for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) at the Hanford Site. He was nominated
Military Program Honors Hanford Supervisor for Supporting Citizen Soldier
A U.S. Department of Defense program recently honored a Hanfod Site supervisor.
April 9, 2019
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White takes a hands-on approach at the 324 Building mock-up with assistance from operating engineer Warren Baze during her recent tour of the Hanford Site.
EM Assistant Secretary Meets With Hanford Workers, Views Cleanup Progress
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently viewed progress in EM’s cleanup at the Hanford Site. Following is her report on the trip.
April 9, 2019
Wanapum Band Tribal Elder Rex Buck, Jr. and EM Assistant Secretary Anne White view a display of artifacts at the Wanapum Heritage Center.
Richland Operations Office Transfers Tribes’ Collection to Heritage Center
Richland Operations Office transferred 200 boxes of artifacts and records of importance to tribes in the northwest to the Wanapum Heritage Center.
April 9, 2019
EM Consolidated Business Center Acquisition Integration Lead Aaron Deckard discusses future EM contracting opportunities during a panel session at the Reservation Economic Summit 2019. Other panelists included, from left, Charlie Smith, director of the DO
EM Expands Outreach to Tribal Business Community to Tap Expertise for Cleanup
EM officials met with representatives of tribal owned businesses during the recent Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2019.
April 9, 2019
Workers with EM cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho test new technology for characterizing waste containers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New Technology Improves Efficiency of Waste Characterization at Idaho Facility
Workers at the Idaho Site are employing an innovative technology to characterize more than 320 drums, and objects that have been difficult to measure.
April 9, 2019
Crews have begun to excavate and relocate an estimated 22,000 cubic yards of soil and ash to protect nearly 10 acres of land near wetlands at the Savannah River Site.
Coal Ash Cleanup Continues SRS Environmental Restoration, Preservation
Savannah River Site workers are excavating about 22,000 cubic yards of coal ash from a now-defunct powerhouse that once created electricity and steam.
April 9, 2019
Employees with EM cleanup contractor UCOR install fogging equipment on a debris container at the Oak Ridge Site.
Oak Ridge EM Explores Technologies to Advance Mercury Cleanup
EM employees recently began field testing a newly developed fogging fixative and application process aimed at controlling mercury vapors.
April 9, 2019
The HB Line facility is located atop the H Canyon facility at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Workers Reduce Hazardous Materials for Facility's Safe Shutdown
EM workers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have reduced the amount of hazardous material in a facility once used to produce plutonium oxide.
April 9, 2019
EM and cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho recently hosted a tour at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site for Japanese engineers helping with the ongoing cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor accident.
Japanese Delegation Gains Insight Into EM’s Idaho Cleanup
EM and Idaho cleanup contractor recently hosted a tour at the Idaho Site for Japanese engineers helping with the cleanup of Fukushima nuke accident.
April 9, 2019
Alex McCarty, pictured here along the Colorado River, joined the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in April last year. He is the technical assistance contractor’s environmental analyst.
Moab Early Career Professional Focuses on Environment, River Health
Though Alex McCarty has worked at EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project only a short time, he is already making significant progress
April 9, 2019
Hanford firefighter David Newman performs a mock hazardous materials decontamination on his colleague, Keith Johnson.
Hanford Firefighters Keep Up to Date on Emergency Services Training
Hanford firefighters are highly trained to provide emergency services across the 580-square-mile site.
April 2, 2019
Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Todd Shrader, center, right, and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) President and Project Manager Bruce Covert hold a proclamation from Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, left of Covert, declaring March 26-April 26 as WIPP Appre
20th Anniversary Celebration Highlights WIPP’s Vital Role in EM Cleanup
On March 26, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) celebrated its 20th anniversary.
April 2, 2019
A Savannah River Remediation employee works outside the Actinide Removal Process in H Tank Farm.
SRS Works on Dual Waste Streams, Reaching 10 Million Gallons Processed
For the first time in the history of the Savannah River Site (SRS), EM is processing two salt waste streams at the site.
April 2, 2019
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently held a workshop focused on improving how the cleanup program makes changes to contracts
Crowdsourcing Leads to Workshop on Improving EM’s Contract Change Process
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White recently held a workshop focused on improving how the cleanup program makes changes to contracts.
April 2, 2019
During a trip to MSA Safety, Inc.'s facility in North Carolina, Tonya Bean with Hanford Site contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company provided an overview of Hanford and showed MSA Safety’s leaders how their respirators are used at the site.
Hanford Site Workers, Product Manufacturers Team Up for Safety
A team representing several Hanford Site contractors met recently to discuss challenges and enhancements of the company’s safety products.
April 2, 2019
Navarro Strategic Communications Manager Marc Klein is pictured at the Clark County School District’s new teacher orientation supporting the EM Nevada Program.
Site’s History Continually Inspires EM Nevada Program Team Member
For Marc Klein, the Nevada National Security Site’s rich history inspires a commitment to learning and outreach.
April 2, 2019
Hans Carman, left, and Matt Halsted with CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company show students equipment used at a Hanford Site mock-up. The recent tour highlighted the complexity of Hanford cleanup and allowed students to speak with professionals from a va
Students Visit Hanford Mock-up to Learn About STEM Career Opportunities
Local high school students recently visited a high-tech mock-up at the Hanford Site to learn about science, technology, engineering and math careers.
April 2, 2019
Nuclear Waste Partnership Fire Marshal Brenda Larsen discusses fire protection engineering at Hobbs Freshman School in Hobbs, New Mexico during Engineers Week.
More Than 3,500 Students Explore Engineering With WIPP Workers
Employees of Nuclear Waste Partnership recently participated in Engineers Week events, providing presentations to over 3,500 students.