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September 29, 2020
Participants in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site on Sept. 24 included, from left, Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina; Parsons CEO and President Chuck Harrington; Under Secretary for Scienc
DOE, Congressional Officials Celebrate Launch of Salt Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River Site
Operations of the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site represents a leap forward in DOE’s ability to tackle tank waste.
September 29, 2020
The Salt Waste Processing Facility during construction.
SWPF to Accelerate Tank Waste Cleanup
EM and prime contractor Parsons Corporation are poised to begin transferring radioactive material to the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
September 29, 2020
Workers excavated an area at the Savannah River Site to reveal existing transfer lines to be modified for placing the new Salt Waste Processing Facility into operations.
SRS Fully Integrates Liquid Waste System With Salt Waste Processing Facility
EM has successfully integrated the liquid waste treatment system with the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
September 29, 2020
Officials Unveil 3-D Model of Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Facility
Officials Unveil 3-D Model of Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Facility
DOE and the University of South Carolina-Aiken (USCA) unveiled a 3-D model of the proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative facility last week.
September 29, 2020
DOE Officials Tour Brookhaven Landmark Ahead of Demolition
DOE Officials Tour Brookhaven Landmark Ahead of Demolition
Anticipated for demolition by the end of this year, the distinctive 320-foot-tall, red-and-white stack was used for a small research.
September 29, 2020
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mobile loading team processes a recent transuranic waste shipment from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
EM, NNSA Teams Collaborate on Milestone Waste Shipment to WIPP
The first transuranic waste shipment from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a decade departs the laboratory earlier this month.
September 29, 2020
Audrey Wright, health educator for the Hanford medical services provider, conducts a brief health screening for a worker entering one of the site’s occupational medical facilities.
Hanford Site Delivers Safe Progress During Pandemic
As work ramped up, Hanford’s occupational medical services provider continued to adjust its services to help ensure the health of Hanford workers.
September 22, 2020
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
EM Senior Advisor William “Ike” White said EM remains on track for 2020 to be a significant year for achievement despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 22, 2020
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
Under Secretary Dabbar Extols Culture Change at EM
EM is undergoing a culture change that has resulted in significant achievements over the past several years.
September 22, 2020
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
EM Sites Spotlight Historic Accomplishments
The Savannah River Site (SRS) is on the verge of a new era of processing radioactive waste.
September 22, 2020
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
Panelists Discuss Strategic Vision’s Role in Helping EM Maintain Momentum
DOE leaders and local, community, and contractor representatives focused on the benefits and successes of EM’s hallmark Strategic Vision.
September 22, 2020
Crews Tear Down Ninth Building at ETEC Site
Crews Tear Down Ninth Building at ETEC Site
EM workers on Sept. 16 safely tore down the ninth of 10 buildings scheduled for demolition.
September 22, 2020
White Celebrates EM’s Transformational Progress at National Cleanup Workshop
Public-Private Panel Serves Up ‘Hot Topics’
EM and its stakeholder and industry partners have responded to COVID-19-related challenges.
September 22, 2020
The Hanford Site’s Integrated Disposal Facility is divided into two separate cells, each designed with leachate collection and leak detection systems to meet regulatory requirements.
Progress at Disposal Facility Supports Hanford Tank Waste Treatment Mission
Construction progress continues at the Integrated Disposal Facility.
September 22, 2020
Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant crews recently filled tanks with gases outside the Analytical Laboratory.
Hanford Laboratory Gas Systems Ready for Treating Tank Waste
Chemists inside the Analytical Laboratory at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant have finished testing high-purity gas systems.
September 22, 2020
A diagram showing the Tank Closure Cesium Removal process at the Savannah River Site.
Innovative Tank Waste Processing Technology Resumes at Savannah River Site
EM has resumed processing high-level waste (HLW) inside the Tank Closure Cesium Removal (TCCR) module at the Savannah River Site.
September 22, 2020
Participants in the first of three virtual town halls that will focus on the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s (OREM) Vision 2020 achievement.
Oak Ridge to Host Virtual Town Halls Celebrating Vision 2020
DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor, UCOR, are celebrating reaching Vision 2020 next month.
September 15, 2020
EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Shrader
EM Set to Tackle Tank Waste in Mission Advancement, Shrader Says at Conference
The EM complex is in a transformational period as long-term construction projects will soon shift to operations.
September 15, 2020
Recent facility upgrades make it possible for three trucks to simultaneously unload cold feed materials at the Saltstone Production Facility at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Improves Liquid Waste Facilities as SWPF Prepares for Startup
EM and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have completed significant upgrades to accelerate treatment.
September 15, 2020
Crews in full protective gear have been conducting asbestos abatement inside remaining Biology Complex buildings at Oak Ridge since early 2019.
Crews Complete Key Step in Oak Ridge Biology Complex Deactivation
Crews recently achieved a key milestone by removing all asbestos from a building being deactivated for demolition.
September 15, 2020
One of three vapor vacuum extraction and treatment units at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
INL Site to Study Cleanup Project for Completion Ahead of Schedule
A successful EM cleanup project at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site is being studied to determine if it has met its objectives.
September 15, 2020
Subcontractor employees managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions dismantle one of six Savannah River Site buildings for donation to the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization.
SRS Donates Structures for Regional Economic, Workforce Development
Built in the early 1990s, the metal buildings at SRS were no longer needed for DOE missions.
September 15, 2020
Defense Waste Processing Facility operator Stephen Potter assembles a double-stack plug grapple adapter before a feasibility demonstration.
Project to Double-Stack SRS Waste Canisters Gains Ground
EM liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site are advancing a project to double-stack canisters containing high-level radioactive waste.
September 15, 2020
Archaeologist Lindsay Kiel with EM Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance takes field notes during an archaeological survey on Hanford’s Central Plateau.
Protecting Cultural and Ecological Resources at the Hanford Site
The Hanford Site’s distinct history and ecosystem are positioned to stand the test of time thanks to the preservation and conservation efforts.
September 15, 2020
Employees for the Hanford Site’s 283 West Water Treatment Plant — from left, Vinni Dragoo, Richard Herrera, Ed Lerma, Burke Neuman, and Bob Ward — display the Silver Certificate of Achievement presented by the Washington State Department of Health. The aw
Hanford Water Plant Receives Statewide Recognition
The Washington State Department of Health presented its distinguished Silver Certificate of Achievement to water treatment plant staff at the Hanford.