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July 29, 2015
Workers demolish the CPP 601-602 Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Complex at the Idaho Site.
A Decade of Cleanup Progress at EM’s Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM has made significant progress in cleaning up the Idaho Site in the past decade.

July 29, 2015
Samplers and safety professionals check the status of the soil vapor extraction monitoring wells. Counter clockwise from top left: Will Wise, Juan Aguilar, Doug Rybarski, and Christina Agular.
After More Than 20 Years Operating, Hanford’s Soil Vapor Extraction Project Nears Completion

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford workers are fast approaching the successful completion of a long-term cleanup project.

July 29, 2015
Bart Barnhart, EM's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget
Air Force Veteran Begins New Career at EM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bart Barnhart was recently named EM’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget.

July 29, 2015
Once a high school intern who completed work at ORP, Jose Marcial is now pursuing a doctorate in material science and engineering.
Student’s Doctoral Studies Grew from Internship at DOE Laboratory, Office of River Protection

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM consistently attracts new talent through its intern program, reaching into high schools and colleges to identify and recruit the next generation of employees.

July 29, 2015
Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalski, left, holds his award with EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto at EM headquarters.
SRNL’s Dr. Terry Michalske Named National Lab Director of the Year

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Dr. Terry Michalske has been selected as National Laboratory Director of the Year by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

July 28, 2015
A spider excavator extracts mercury-contaminated soil.
EM’s Los Alamos Site Completes Canyon-Side Cleanup of Mercury-Contaminated Soil

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM’s Los Alamos Field Office recently completed a steep canyon-side cleanup of mercury-contaminated soil on DOE property just south of a shopping center here.

July 20, 2015
Douglas E. Hintze was named the manager of the new EM Los Alamos Field Office.
EM Names Los Alamos Field Office Manager

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM announced today the selection of Douglas E. Hintze as the manager of the new EM Los Alamos (EM-LA) Field Office.

June 30, 2015
EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney gives the keynote address at the Contract and Project Management Workshop.
EM Employees Engage in Interactive Workshop on Contract, Project Management Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - EM employees from across the DOE complex met at the Contract and Project Management Workshop this past month to focus on continuous improvements in planning and execution of contracts and projects.

June 30, 2015
JD Hope (left) and Kevin Carr, with SRNS Regulatory Integration and Environmental Services, prepare a container of fluorescent tubes for recycling at the SRS Recycling Center.
From Silver to Lead, SRS Turns Trash to Treasure

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s contractor for the nuclear cleanup at the Savannah River Site (SRS) operates a robust recycling program that allows for the reuse of precious metals, electronics, scrap metal, and shell casings from trainings for the site’s security force.

June 30, 2015
An innovative computerized process now used at SRS allows for highly efficient management of environmental sampling information. SRNS Environmental Monitoring Program Field Technician Rebecca Sturdivant checks the calibration of a flowmeter installed near a small stream at SRS.
Innovative, Safer Alternatives Improve Environmental Sampling at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – Dr. Ruth Patrick was a visionary in environmental monitoring.