June 28, 2022

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Hanford Resumes Tank Waste Processing Following Maintenance

EM Office of River Protection (ORP) tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) recently resumed processing high-level tank waste through the Tank-Side Cesium Removal System at the Hanford Site following a maintenance outage.

June 28, 2022

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Paducah Site to Use Biology to Eliminate Groundwater Contamination at Source

A new environmental remediation project at EM’s Paducah Site will deploy a biological technology to eliminate underground contaminants that compromise the area’s groundwater.

June 28, 2022

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Idaho Site Tests Use of Drone to Map Inside of High-Level Waste Storage Vault

EM is testing a commercial inspection drone to map piping and other obstructions as it prepares to position equipment to retrieve granulated high-level radioactive waste called calcine.

June 21, 2022

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Hanford Deploys Repair Robot for First Time

A robotic arm, deployed by EM contractor Washington River Protection Solutions workers, sands, repaints and applies a fresh waterproof coating to repair a valve pit’s torn liner at the Hanford Site.

June 14, 2022

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New STEM Centers Funded by Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Contractor Enlighten Students, Teachers Alike

EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) management and operations contractor Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) is playing an important part in helping southeastern New Mexico students develop a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

June 14, 2022

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Hydraulic Shearing Key to Waste Retrieval at Los Alamos

The EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) recently installed a hydraulic shear system, a major step toward remediating transuranic (TRU) waste contained in large, corrugated metal pipes buried underground at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 1986.

June 14, 2022

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Hanford Site’s New Multi-Craft Maintenance Facility Ready for Use

Officials from the EM Office of River Protection (ORP) and Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council were on hand for the recent ribbon-cutting of a new workshop for craft workers supporting the tank waste storage and treatment mission at the Hanford Site.

June 14, 2022

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Program Encourages Hanford Employees to Think Critically to Improve Processes

Improving processes to increase efficiency and reduce waste are vital to the Hanford Site cleanup mission.

June 7, 2022

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Savannah River National Lab Debuts Regulatory Center of Excellence

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has established the Regulatory Center of Excellence (RCE) as an expert resource charged with helping EM and others manage complex issues involving science, government and communications.

June 7, 2022

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Savannah River Site Uses Oil as 'Bait' to Help Destroy Solvents in Groundwater

Engineers from EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) have successfully reduced degreasing solvents beneath the Savannah River Site (SRS), using a technology that injects a form of iron and oil into groundwater.