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June 15, 2016
This year's Savannah River Remediation summer interns have arrived. The 42 interns include (front row; left to right) Casey Rhodes, Logan Tihey, Jonathan Townsend, A’jay Jones, Victoria Truelove, Ximena Vasquez, Christopher York, Brandon Byers, Tu Nguyen, Tristen Fields, Zoe Wesley, Briana Young, Meredith Williamson, Robert Morgan, Jennifer Herbert, and Keaton Thurmond; and (back row; left to right) Eric Patterson, Jake Mellon, Tom Hampton, Lee Girardeau, Eddie Dernar, Michael Harris, Paul Jackson, Greg Head, Vondray Sanford, DJ Roberts, Christopher Turner, Hunter Norris, Brock Metzger, Constance Kinney, Taylor Schneider, and Michael Jaffe. Brad Lloyd, Curtis Wilson, Raven Woods, Belinda Owusu, Alton Turner, Jabril McKevie, Stuart Ralston, Austin Long, John Kolbeck, and David Webb are not pictured.
Savannah River Remediation’s Interns Arrive

AIKEN, S.C. – Through its summer internship program, EM's liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site has gained 42 interns eager to gain hands-on experience in fields ranging from engineering to law.

June 9, 2016
Preliminary Agenda Available for 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The preliminary agenda is now available for the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, set to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

June 7, 2016
EM Facilities Startup is Focus of June 8 Event for House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The topic of startup and commissioning of several facilities critical to EM’s cleanup progress takes center stage on Wed., June 8 at an event on Capitol Hill for the bipartisan House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

June 6, 2016
EM Senior Technical Advisor Rodrigo Rimando, center, red shirt, is shown in Japan in July, when he led a diverse team of expert roboticists to explore opportunities for collaboration with Japanese universities, technologist, and government laboratories.
EM Brings Unique Nuclear Niche to Robotics Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM will showcase its unique need for advanced robotics in nuclear and radiological applications at a June 9 event in Washington, D.C. open to the public that marks the five-year anniversary of a multi-agency effort to accelerate the development and application of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people and solve problems in areas of national priority.

June 3, 2016
Today, our panel of energy and sci-fi experts will discuss the interplay between science and cinema at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. | Courtesy of Awesome Con
Energy @ Awesome Con: Meet Our Panelists

Join us at Awesome Con for a discussion on the interplay of energy, cinema and television.

May 31, 2016
EM Launches Facebook Page

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has created its own Facebook page. Please like our page to keep up to date with EM’s progress across the complex, as well as to learn more about the history of our sites, the work that we do, and our workforce

May 31, 2016
Crews are moving at an impressive pace on Building K-27, completing more than 65 percent of the demolition since February.
Oak Ridge’s Building K-27 Disappearing Quickly

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – In February 2016, demolition crews made their first tear into the K-27 gaseous diffusion building. Now, only months later, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) have already completed demolition on more than 65 percent of the four-story, 383,000-square-foot facility.

May 31, 2016
Employees collect samples to record mercury levels in the East Fork Poplar Creek ecosystem at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
New EM Plan Calls for Research, Technology to Help Fight Mercury Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has released a new plan to address mercury contamination that advocates for research and technology development to resolve key technical uncertainties with the pollutant in environmental remediation, facility deactivation and decommissioning, and tank waste processing.

May 31, 2016
On the first day, the storage cask is transported to the Main Process Plant Building, where the overpack lid and lid shield are removed.
Waste Canister Relocation is in Full Swing at EM’s West Valley Site

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – With the passing of winter, EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) crews have resumed relocating canisters of high-level waste (HLW).

May 31, 2016
The Effluent Treatment Facility (at bottom) and the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility (at top).
Hanford Restarts Facility to Clean Up Wastewater

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection’s (ORP) Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) resumed operations May 19 after a two-year period that saw ORP assume its oversight from the Richland Operations Office (RL) and a major upgrade to its equipment.