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September 13, 2016
Decades ago, steam billowed from the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Federal Ingenuity Gives Former Uranium Complex New Life

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – On a summer day in 1990, parking lots sit empty amid a sea of vacant buildings at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant

September 9, 2016
DOE Chief of Staff to Provide Keynote at 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE Chief of Staff Kevin Knobloch is set to provide a keynote address at the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held Sept.

September 8, 2016
A screenshot of EM's first video in the "Day in the Life" series on YouTube.
EM’s New Video Series Tells the Stories of Individual Cleanup Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM launched a new video series on its Facebook and YouTube sites today taking viewers inside the activities of individual workers as they share their accomplishments and perspectives.

August 31, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talks with Hanford Site employees.
Secretary Moniz, Assistant Secretary Regalbuto Visit Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto visited the Hanford Site in mid-August to view firsthand the worker training programs and Hanford’s tank farms operations.

August 31, 2016
Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr, left, learns how to operate a FirstLook robot from Fluor-BWXT Nondestructive Assay Engineer Kevin Banks.
Robotics Challenge Aims to Enhance Worker Safety, Improve EM Cleanup - Other EM Events Set for September Focus on Safety, Technology Development

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) hosted the “EM Science of Safety: Robotics Challenge” Aug. 22-25 at the Portsmouth Site in cooperation with cleanup contractor Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP).

August 31, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, front row, third from left, gathers with EM headquarters and CBC employees during her visit to CBC.
EM Cleanup Chief Visits CBC to Talk Accomplishments with Employees

CINCINNATI – EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto emphasized her commitment to provide to the field sites the support and focus required to achieve cleanup success in a speech to employees at EM’s Consolidated Business Center (CBC) Aug. 25.

August 31, 2016
At Dounreay, left to right, Laurie Judd, Director, Technology and International Programs, Longenecker & Associates; Stacy Charboneau, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations, EM; Mike Brown, Strategy and Implementation Manager, NDA; John Mathieson, Head of International Relations, NDA; Jack Craig, Manager, SRS; David Lowe, Deputy Managing Director, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.; and Benjamin Rivera, International Program Liaison, EM.
EM Leaders Continue United Kingdom Collaboration

Officials from EM headquarters and Savannah River Site (SRS) visited the United Kingdom’s Sellafield and Dounreay sites this summer to explore how the U.S. and U.K. can benefit from sharing expertise in nuclear waste cleanup to reduce costs, improve safety and increase efficiency.

August 31, 2016
The 235-F Risk Reduction “Dream Team” at SRS: (back row, from left)  Antonio Jenkins, Tim Smith, Pete Smith, Roy Jones, Michael Sims, Wayne Minton, Tony McCall, Ronnie Farmer, Debbie Coleman, Sylvester Palmer, (front row, from left) Franklin McKinnis, Jamellia Reid, Greg Hughes, Angela Steward, David Miller. Not pictured: Clem Campbell.
Hand-Picked ‘Dream Team’ Tackles Former Plutonium Facility

AIKEN, S.C. – When it came time to clean up a hazardous facility, EM’s management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) took a novel approach: assemble an elite, handpicked team of experienced professionals for the job.

August 31, 2016
Workers construct the vertical storage casks to contain the canisters of vitrified high-level radioactive waste.
EM’s West Valley Site is Halfway Complete Relocating High-Level Waste

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) has crossed the halfway mark in its work to relocate 278 canisters of vitrified high-level radioactive waste for eventual disposal offsite.

August 31, 2016
Hanford Site Workers Apply Fixative to Lock Down Facility’s Contamination

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM recently completed one of the final activities before the safe demolition of a major building at the Plutonium Finishing Plant complex.