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June 30, 2020
While maintaining social distancing, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) heavy equipment operators Tyler Wilson, left, and Ed Townsley, center, update SRNS Project Manager Kelsey Holcomb regarding the D-Area Coal Storage Yard Project at the Savannah R
SRS Set to Clean Up 12-Acre Coal Yard From Cold War Powerhouse
The long metal arm and strong steel teeth of a massive construction excavator recently cleared its first bucket full of hardened clay.
June 30, 2020
The 200 West Pump and Treat Facility is Hanford’s largest groundwater treatment plant. All six of Hanford’s operating pump-and-treat facilities can be monitored remotely, allowing plant managers to ensure the systems continue to operate safely and efficie
System Reliability, Remote Monitoring Support Hanford Groundwater Treatment
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Hanford Site groundwater treatment continued uninterrupted and remains on track.
June 30, 2020
Nye County’s John Klenke collects water samples from an Amargosa Valley location.
EM Nevada Extends Grant for Groundwater Contamination Testing Program
The EM Nevada Program has awarded a two-year grant extension to an intergovernmental groundwater testing program.
June 30, 2020
Kenny Ferguson, director of information technology infrastructure services for Richland Operations Office, inspects for potential damage to an unoccupied facility following the Gable Mountain fire, which burned more than 5,000 acres on the Hanford Site.
Hanford Firefighters Battle Challenging Wildfire
In a well-coordinated effort, the Hanford Fire Department and nearby cities and counties successfully contained a wildfire.
June 23, 2020
Cleanup Program on Pace for Many 2020 Priorities, EM’s Todd Shrader Tells ECA
Cleanup Program on Pace for Many 2020 Priorities, EM’s Todd Shrader Tells ECA
Despite unavoidable impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, EM remains on track this year to realize a number of its cleanup priorities.
June 23, 2020
Crews use large winches to tear down a 180-foot tower of the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Workers Successfully Bring Down ETTP’s Tallest Building
Workers accomplished a major feat during one of the largest and final demolition projects at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
June 23, 2020
The HB Line facility at the Savannah River Site is located on top of the H Canyon chemical separations facility.
SRS Facility's Safe Shutdown Leads to $40 Million in Annual Cost Avoidance
EM workers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently finished placing the HB Line.
June 23, 2020
An EM facility disposition crew recently replaced a hoist in the Main Plant Process Building
West Valley Prepares for Future D&D Under New Safety Protocols
An EM facility disposition crew recently replaced a hoist in the Main Plant Process Building.
June 23, 2020
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership
WIPP’s Nuclear Waste Partnership Earns 83 Percent of Available Award Fee in FY19
EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently released the fiscal 2019 fee determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership.
June 23, 2020
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s most recent maintenance outage included work on ventilation fan motors and systems, shown here.
Outage Accomplishments Improve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Operations
EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workers completed an immense amount of work during a two-day planned power outage.
June 23, 2020
Janice Sandford, forefront, and other operators are shown in the Defense Waste Processing Facility control room. Savannah River Remediation recently upgraded its control system hardware and software.
Savannah River Site Completes Significant Computer System Upgrades
The EM program at the Savannah River Site has completed a significant and extensive upgrade to modernize computer systems across the site.
June 16, 2020
The DOE Office of Legacy Management is set to assume long-term stewardship responsibility for 70 sites — represented by the yellow dots in this map.
EM Nevada Transfer of 70 Sites to Legacy Management Nearly Complete
The EM Nevada Program & DOE Office of Legacy Management are nearing completion of a transfer of long-term stewardship responsibilities to 70 sites.
June 16, 2020
Demolition begins on Building K-2500-H. The facility was located near the massive K-25 gaseous diffusion building and supported demolition efforts for that project.
Oak Ridge Marks Another Teardown on Path to Vision 2020
The Oak Ridge Office of EM (OREM) has conducted large-scale demolition at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) for nearly 15 years.
June 16, 2020
Reinhard Knerr has been selected as manager of the Carlsbad Field Office.
EM Names New WIPP, Los Alamos Managers, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security
EM has named new managers for the Carlsbad & Los Alamos field offices, and a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security, & Quality Assurance.
June 16, 2020
A view of the Effluent Treatment Facility’s process floor. Since 1995, the facility has processed more than 330 million gallons of contaminated wastewater to remove radioactive and chemical waste.
Hanford Marks 25 Years of Successfully Treating Wastewater
A significant component of EM’s complex chain of Hanford Site waste treatment facilities is marking a 25 years of safely treating contaminated waste.
June 16, 2020
EM workers use a crane to lower a canister filled with spent nuclear fuel into a liner inside the Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Transfers Support EM’s Commitment to State of Idaho
Crews recently completed the first two of nearly 40 shipments of spent nuclear fuel to a temporary storage area at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
June 16, 2020
John Mills conducts plant gauge checks at the Defense Waste Processing Facility as part of his job as a shift technical engineer for Savannah River Remediation at the Savannah River Site.
Shift Technical Engineer Program Growing to Meet SRS Mission Needs
A team of technical engineers is among the many groups growing to support the increased pace of liquid waste operations at EM’s Savannah River Site.
June 9, 2020
William (Ike White, NNSA chief of staff and associate principal deputy administrator
EM Remains Poised for Strong Year, Transformational Decade, White Says
With cleanup sites beginning to ramp back up to full operations in a phased approach, EM remains poised to complete many of its top priorities.
June 9, 2020
Workers applying a fixative at Hanford Richland site
EM Marks Accomplishments Across Complex During Essential Mission-Critical Period
EM made steady progress in its cleanup mission after most field sites moved into an essential mission-critical operating posture beginning mid-March.
June 9, 2020
Oak Ridge's Centrifuge Complex
Workers Resume Demolition on Oak Ridge’s Centrifuge Complex
Demolition has resumed on the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) after an almost two-month pause.
June 9, 2020
A new electronic application will significantly reduce the time needed to qualify waste batches to be fed to the Salt Waste Processing Facility when the facility, pictured here, comes online.
New Application Significantly Reduces Prep Time for Waste Processing at SRS
EM has developed a new application capable of reducing by up to 75% of time needed to qualify large quantities of radioactive liquid salt waste.
June 9, 2020
Transplanting vegetation from Canyonlands National Park to the Moab Site
Moab Site Partners With National Park to Recover Plants
This spring, the Moab's UMTRA Project teamed with the National Park Service (NPS) to relocate native plants from the park to the Moab Site.
June 9, 2020
The Oak Ridge Site's "By the Numbers" features facts and figures about cleanup and more.
EM Updates Cleanup 'By the Numbers'
EM has updated its popular “By the Numbers” feature, which illustrates cleanup progress at EM sites through quick and clear infographics.
March 17, 2020
EM managers tackled a variety of questions from the audience and moderator Martin Schneider of Longenecker and Associates (standing) during the “Hot Topics” panel at the Waste Management Symposia. Seated from left are Savannah River Site Manager Mike Budn
EM Leaders Say Liquid Waste Startups to Bring Rewards, Challenges
EM is preparing for a potential game change and the challenges it could bring.
March 17, 2020
The Savannah River Site (SRS), celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, was featured at the Waste Management Symposia. A panel of site and community leaders highlighted the site’s history and accomplishments. From left, panel co-chairs Amy Boyette of S
Savannah River Leaders Mark Site’s 70th Anniversary
Led by a video message from Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, leaders of the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated its 70th anniversary.