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 21, 2022

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EM on Track for Success on 2022 Priorities

EM is on track for success in meeting most of its priority goals for 2022, including a handful that already have been completed.

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 21, 2022

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Office of Environmental Management Intern Finds Balance Between Work and Outdoor Pursuits in Idaho

Tired of big cities, Justin Arena exercised his own version of Manifest Destiny and headed to the West to begin an internship at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, supporting one of EM’s highest-priority projects.

June 21, 2022

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Hanford Crews Qualified for Melter Heatup

Four of five crews of operations staff, including Commissioning Technician Gwendy Watkins, pictured here, at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant are now fully qualified in their “watch stations”.

June 14, 2022

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EM Responding to Challenges, Positioning for New Era, Mullis Says at Conference

EM has emerged from a challenging period with achievements under its belt and now is positioned for a new era of sustained progress in environmental cleanup, a program leader told a stakeholder and industry audience last week.

June 14, 2022

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Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Team Achieves 35 Million Safe Hours

Over the past 24 years and spanning three liquid waste contractors, EM’s construction team at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has achieved 35 million safe hours without injury resulting in a missed day of work.

June 7, 2022

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Waste Treatment Plant Facility Completes Exhaust Treatment Testing

Workers at the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) have completed critical testing of the exhaust treatment system, or offgas system, in the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility.

May 24, 2022

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Savannah River Site Vitrification Facility Undergoes Major Upgrade

EM’s vitrification plant at Savannah River Site (SRS) is undergoing a significant process improvement.

May 24, 2022

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Critical Infrastructure Improvements Support Sustainability in SRS Tank Farms

EM is improving operational reliability through critical infrastructure replacement at a Savannah River Site (SRS) tank farm.