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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.
November 13, 2018
Mike Budney, manager of DOE’s Savannah River Site Operations Office, accepts a commemorative plaque recognizing the Savannah River Site’s role in the production, separation, and supply of plutonium-238.
American Chemical Society Designates SRS Historic Landmark
The world’s largest scientific membership society recently designated the SRS as one of the nation’s “National Historic Chemical Landmarks.”
November 13, 2018
Middle school students use scientific methods to characterize items in soil during a STEM Like Me! session with Hanford Site workers.
STEM Like ME! Program Introduces Students to Hanford Careers
Work is underway to equip the next generation of the workforce with technical skills to continue safe cleanup of the Hanford Site.
November 13, 2018
Crews with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance recently installed eight antennas on a 400-foot meteorological tower to improve wireless services at the Hanford Site.
Crews Tower Over Hanford to Improve Site's Wireless Services
Crews with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance recently installed eight antennas on a 400-foot meteorological tower.
November 6, 2018
Before photo of the Savannah River Site ash basin cleanup project.
Crews Complete SRS Ash Basin Cleanup Ahead of Schedule, Saving $9 Million
EM & SRS management & operations contractor saved nearly $9 million after consolidating more than 430,000 cubic yards of coal ash and associated soil.
November 6, 2018
A new worker learns about asbestos abatement in a mock-up, which serves as a training ground before beginning work inside the Biology Complex.
EM, UCOR Keep Oak Ridge’s Growing Cleanup Workforce Safe
As crews near completion of the East Tennessee Technology Park cleanup, OREM is preparing to begin major work at the Oak Ridge National Lab and Y-12.
November 6, 2018
Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 7 is being constructed next to SDU 6 at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Makes Progress on 32-Million-Gallon Waste Disposal Unit
Construction of a second large-scale saltstone disposal unit (SDU) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is progressing safely and on schedule.
November 6, 2018
After photo of the remodel of a 222-S Laboratory room, which included installation of new walls and floors, vent hoods, gas piping, and other equipment.
Workers Complete Renovations at Hanford Lab
EM’s ORP and tank farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) recently renovated portions of the Hanford Site’s 222-S Laboratory.
November 6, 2018
Crews pour grout into the well pump casing to stabilize it before pulling out the well pump.
West Valley Advances Cleanup With Removal of Pump-and-Treat System
Workers recently removed a former pump-and-treat system at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site, allowing for continued cleanup progress
November 6, 2018
Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week.
Employees Participate in Confined Space Training at West Valley
Emergency response personnel at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project site trained employees on confined space rescue last week.
October 30, 2018
Members of the DOE delegation in the U.K
Assistant Secretary White, Other DOE Officials Tour U.K. Nuclear Facilities
Assistant Secretary Anne White visited some of the United Kingdom's nuclear facilities last week as part of a DOE delegation.
October 30, 2018
Manipulators at the Plutonium Fuel Form Facility
SRS Reaches Cleanup Milestone at Site of Fuel Production for Space Mission
Recently, EM workers for the first time removed equipment contaminated with plutonium once used to power deep space missions.
October 30, 2018
K-29 Building foundation slab
Oak Ridge Prepares Former Uranium Enrichment Area for Industrial Use
Last week, workers began pulling up the foundation slab of the former K-29 gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment building.
October 30, 2018
CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company’s soil and groundwater remediation project workers
Worker-Led Efficiencies Result in Cost Savings for Hanford Groundwater Treatment
Worker-driven improvements led crews to treat a record amount of groundwater at the Hanford Site in FY2018 at the lowest cost per gallon in 5 years.
October 30, 2018
Workers practice waste transfer line modification work in a mock-up area.
Mock-up Project Reduces Risk in Salt Waste Processing Facility Integration Work
EM and its liquid waste contractor at SRS are putting practice into action before tackling significant projects.
October 30, 2018
Hanford crews prepare to lift 40-ton process cell pipe racks into the Effluent Management Facility.
Hanford Vit Plant Support Facility Takes Shape
EM’s ORP and contractor BNI recently installed two 40-ton process cell pipe racks into the Effluent Management Facility (EMF).
October 30, 2018
Students at the Portsmouth Site Science Alliance event meet with representatives from regional universities.
Record Number of Students Learn About Portsmouth Careers at Science Alliance
The EM Portsmouth Site’s ninth annual Science Alliance event recently drew a record number of participants from southern Ohio schools.
October 30, 2018
Employees with EM’s liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently achieved a company record by surpassing 10 million hours, or just over two years, without injury resulting in a missed day of work.
SRS Contractor Achieves Record at Over 10 Million Safe Work Hours
SRS recently achieved a company record by surpassing 10 million hours, or just over two years, without injury resulting in a missed day of work.
October 30, 2018
A worker prepares one of 45 new or upgraded homes for the burrowing owls.
Hanford Contractor Builds New Homes for Burrowing Owls
A 64-percent reduction in active burrows — or homes — for burrowing owls, a candidate for listing as a threatened or endangered species in Washington