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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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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Intergovernmental Groups Receive Progress Updates From EM Leaders, Tour WIPP

State regulators gathered for the spring meeting of the NGA Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) received updates from Jay Mullis, acting associate principal deputy assistant secretary for regulatory and policy affairs.

June 21, 2022

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Paducah Contractors Win Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Kentucky’s governor recently awarded two prime contractors for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) the state’s top safety and health award.

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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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.

May 24, 2022

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Ike White Discusses Cleanup With Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

EM Senior Advisor “Ike” White met with members of the ANA on May 17 to discuss timely topics in the cleanup program, from DOE’s Justice40 Initiative & stakeholder involvement in EM’s Strategic Vision to waste disposal and D&D work around the complex.

May 24, 2022

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More Than 100 People Attend Oak Ridge Meeting on Proposed Disposal Facility

More than 100 people attended a May 17 public meeting on the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s (OREM) proposed onsite disposal 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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West Valley Makes Progress Toward Reducing Cleanup Footprint

EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) are working to close a former storage area for hazardous mixed waste, thereby reducing the site’s Cold War footprint and helping protect the environment.