August 9, 2022

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West Valley Worker Feedback Leads to Safe Deactivation on Path to Major Demolition

EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) recently overcame unique challenges and successfully finished deactivating a highly contaminated cell resembling an elevator shaft in the Main Plant Process Building.

August 9, 2022

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Progress Continues on Disposal Facility to Support Hanford Tank Waste Treatment

Processes, systems and workers continue to come together as the Hanford Site draws closer to a monumental step in cleanup — treating and disposing of tank waste.

August 9, 2022

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New EM Museum Exhibit Stems From Lecture About Cleanup Program

In July 2021, Todd Shrader, then-principal deputy assistant secretary for EM, gave a lecture at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas about the cleanup program’s critical work in managing sites.

August 9, 2022

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Idaho Crews Build Proficiency With Heavy Equipment Before Tackling Demolition Work

When preparing to use heavy equipment to decontaminate and demolish (D&D) Cold War-era buildings and structures, EM's cleanup contractor at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site believes practice makes perfect.

August 9, 2022

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Hanford Prepares to Retrieve Waste from 21st Single-Shell Underground Tank

EM Office of River Protection tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is preparing to begin retrieving chemical and radiological waste from another massive underground storage tank at the Hanford Site.

August 9, 2022

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Association Honors WIPP With Voluntary Protection Program Outreach Award

An association recently named the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as a recipient of the 2022 Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Outreach Award.

August 9, 2022

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Excellence Award Goes to EM-NNSA Partnership at Oak Ridge’s Y-12

An EM partnership at Oak Ridge was among several teams recently recognized for excellence by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations.

August 9, 2022

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Hanford’s Brian Vance Joins Community Leaders for New Nuclear Development Forum

Brian Vance, manager of the EM Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office, connected with leaders of communities near the Hanford Site at a recent Energy Communities Alliance forum on hosting new nuclear development.

August 2, 2022

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Soil Remediation Brings Oak Ridge Closer to Completion at ETTP

An area of land in Oak Ridge will be added to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park thanks to EM’s cleanup efforts there.

August 2, 2022

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Idaho Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Achieves New Operational Milestones

Engineers and operators supporting the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site have taken the facility to new heights in its recently completed confirmatory run.