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August 15, 2018
Hanford Site workers Tim Malley, seated, and Steve Rust monitor operations of the groundwater treatment program, which recently treated 2.2 billion gallons of groundwater for fiscal year 2018.
Hanford Workers Meet Groundwater Treatment Goals Early
Workers at the Hanford Site met a yearly groundwater-treatment goal nearly two months early, reducing risk to the Columbia River.
August 15, 2018
FBP's Rob Allyn demonstrates how to use a tablet to launch the Radpiper robot. From left, EM Fellow Michael DiBono; CMU’s David Kohanbash and William “Red” Whittaker; Rod Rimando, Dir of EM’s Tech Dev Office; and FBP's Allyn and Brian Summers.
Radpiper Robots Crawl to Successful Run in Portsmouth Plant's Enrichment Pipes
The Radpipers moved at an “impressively efficient pace” — up to 10 ft/minute — within the 30-inch & 42-inch-diameter uranium enrichment process pipes.
August 15, 2018
Panelists discuss past and present Hanford at an event titled “Evolution of the Secret City: A Fireside Chat about the Hanford Story."
Hanford Commemorates 75-Year Anniversary With Fireside Chat
More than 100 people recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Hanford Site.
August 15, 2018
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employee Nancy Norris completes a sample analysis in the Savannah River Site F&H Laboratory in support of HB-Line and H-Canyon Operations.
State Honors Savannah River Site Prime Contractors With Safety Awards
For the third consecutive year, two SRS prime contractors won the state of SC's Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award for exemplary safety performance.
August 15, 2018
A railroad worker uses a truck-mounted crane to safely place new rail ties along the West Valley Demonstration Project site rail spur tracks to prepare for repairs and straightening.
WVDP Upgrades Rail Spur to Improve Efficiency of Waste Disposal
EM is upgrading the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site rail spur to allow for greater efficiency in shipping waste offsite.
August 15, 2018
JP Pabon of EM’s Technology Development Office joined Florida International University students and Savannah River National Laboratory representatives in a demonstration of fixative techniques for radioactive materials.
SRNL, FIU Collaborate on Fixative Testing to Better Stabilize Contamination
EM’s SRNL & FIU are teaming to examine a range of fixative & coating materials that could be a major improvement to stabilize residual contamination.
August 15, 2018
Left to right, Kevin Whitt & Darlene Murdoch of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions & Aparajita Ellis of Savannah River Remediation were recognized with EFCOG teamwork awards for delivering solutions to some of the organization's most pressing needs.
EFCOG Recognizes SRS Contractors for Training, Contractor Assurance
An organization of DOE contractor employees recently honored personnel at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for exceptional team performances.
August 7, 2018
Plutonium Finishing Plant workers conduct full-scale dress rehearsals, or mockups, to train on enhanced safety controls and work procedures before demolition resumes.
Hanford to Perform Final Assessment Before Resuming PFP Demolition
EM Richland Operations Office contractor CHPRC and parent company Jacobs Engineering are set to conduct a final assessment Aug. 13-23.
August 7, 2018
The West Valley Demonstration Project site's footprint is dramatically changed following demolition of the former administration building (Before).
West Valley Crews Mark Two Cleanup Accomplishments
EM recently marked two cleanup accomplishments at its WVDP site as crews finished tearing down a former administration building.
August 7, 2018
EM now has a powerful, trailer-mounted vacuum for cleaning and maintaining the important liquid and gaseous waste operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Vacuum Enables Oak Ridge Crews to Remove Contaminated Sludge, Debris
EM recently began removing contaminated sludge and debris from tanks, sumps, and valve boxes at ORNL liquid and gaseous waste operations.
August 7, 2018
Two chemists train at a local college laboratory with equipment that will eventually be transferred to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant’s Analytical Laboratory.
Contractor Collaborates With College on WTP Training Lab
Chemists are developing processes for analyzing Hanford tank waste before it’s turned into glass inside the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
August 7, 2018
Crews recently finished building roads to allow thousands of truckloads of engineered grout for stabilizing a waste storage tunnel.
Hanford Workers Prepare to Stabilize Waste Storage Tunnel to Reduce Risk
As Hanford Site workers prepare to stabilize a waste storage tunnel at risk of collapse, crews are getting roads ready.
August 7, 2018
Savannah River National Laboratory replaced its $4,000 conventionally machined prototype design with this $50 3D-printed, two-piece polycarbonate flow assembly.
Savannah River National Laboratory Delivers Savings With 3D Printing
When EM’s SRNL redesigned its patented aerosol contamination extractor, it chose to use additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing.
August 7, 2018
Jeff Akers, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company engineering technician, reviews controls during testing of equipment to remove filters from the K West Reactor Basin at the Hanford Site.
Testing Underway to Advance Hanford Basin Cleanup
Testing is underway on the next phase to remove a reactor fuel storage basin near the Columbia River on the Hanford Site.
August 7, 2018
Current and former EM staff mark the last day of Lee Shenton (center) at the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.
Moab UMTRA Project's Lee Shenton Retires, New Liaison Begins Work
After nearly nine years, Grand County Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Liaison Lee Shenton is retiring.
July 31, 2018
Left to right, EM Assistant Secretary Anne White talks with Bill Wilborn, Jhon Carilli, and Christine Baker of the EM Nevada Program during an all-hands meeting.
Nevada Program Welcomes Assistant Secretary White for First Visit
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White visited the EM Nevada Program this week for the first time as head of the cleanup program.
July 31, 2018
Mid-America Conversion Services Operator Bobby Ferren, right, is pictured with EM Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Deputy Federal Project Director James Johnson at the Paducah cylinder transfer system startup.
Upgrades Allow Conversion of DUF6 From Non-Standard Cylinders
EM recently launched long-planned systems to safely handle the disposition of non-standard storage cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
July 31, 2018
Richard “Stik” West of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is inducted into the Metal and Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Hall of Fame.
WIPP Employee Inducted Into Mine Rescue Hall of Fame
Richard “Stik” West of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has been inducted into the Metal and Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Hall of Fame.
July 31, 2018
Dr. Joelle Reiser of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory checks the status of experiments focused on the durability of glass waste.
Researchers Study Durability of Glass Waste, Supporting EM Cleanup
Researchers at PNNL & Washington State University are seeking insight into long-term behavior of glassified nuclear waste to ensure its durability.
July 31, 2018
Jose Marcial, left, and his doctoral advisor, Dr. John McCloy, of Washington State University visited Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after presenting this month at the 15th International Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids conference in St. Malo, France.
From EM to International Research: Intern to Study Glass Science in Prague
Fascinated by chemistry, Jose Marcial started a summer internship as a high school senior with PNNL and EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) in 2009.
July 31, 2018
Human resources representatives from CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) and Mission Support Alliance (MSA) attended a recognition ceremony for hiring veterans.
Hanford Site Contractors Receive Honors for Hiring Veterans
EM Richland Operations Office contractors received state recognition for hiring veterans through the YesVets program.
July 31, 2018
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s Vanna Gaffney speaks about radiation protection at Oak Ridge City Schools’ Back to School Professional Development Day.
Oak Ridge’s EM Conducts Course on Back-to-School Day for Teachers
DOE’s OREM joined numerous organizations on July 23 to support the local Back-to-School Professional Development Day.
July 31, 2018
The EM Richland Operations Office Radiological Access Control Program team members are, left to right, Garrett Loehding, Heather Healy, Tami Escamilla, and Wayne Schofield.
Hanford Launches New Radiological Access Control Program
A new program at the Hanford Site brings consistency and safety to a higher level for employees working in and entering radiological areas.
July 31, 2018
Christin Satterwhite, chemical engineering major from University of South Carolina, explains her research on the use of permeable membrane reactors.
Future Scientists Present at SRNL Intern Poster Session
More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research at the EM's SRNL annual summer intern poster session July 25.AIKEN, S.C. – M
July 31, 2018
Sprocket Director Jimi Gwinn, right, uses circuit boards to teach Paducah students Chris McVickers, left, and Miya Patterson about computer technology.
EM Donation Gives New Life to Old Computer Equipment
Brandon Hall recently read about Sprocket, Inc., a nonprofit makerspace, needing pre-owned circuit boards for an upcoming student technology project.