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March 16, 2016
De Rienzo prepares to work on a helicopter while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Veteran Working at Savannah River Site Embraces Transition

AIKEN, S.C. – Francesca De Rienzo wanted to earn money for college and travel the world after high school.

March 16, 2016
Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vince Adams (left) presents U.S. Army Major Ryan Watson with a framed photo of the Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning Project. In the foreground from left are EM Federal Project Director Jud Lilly, Adams, Watson, and Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr.
U.S. Army Battalion Tours Portsmouth Site

PIKETON, Ohio – EM recently welcomed 32 members of the U.S. Army 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne – Tactical) to tour the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

March 9, 2016
Top EM Leadership to Participate in 2016 National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s senior leaders are set to join the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop in mid-September in the Washington, D.C.-area.

March 4, 2016
Students tour the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) as part of My Brother's Keeper Week at the Labs. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Inspiring Kids: Students visit our National Labs

Through My Brother's Keeper, the next generation of scientists got a glimpse of what it's like to work at a National Lab this week.

February 25, 2016
DOE Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed development, operation, and long-term management of one or more disposal facilities for greater-than-class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLRW).

February 25, 2016
The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at DOE's Idaho Site.
‘Chemistry Summit’ Aids Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Startup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – DOE recently convened a “Chemistry Summit” of scientific experts to aid its efforts to safely and effectively start up the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU).

February 25, 2016
A view of the uranium mill tailings pile at EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah.
Moab Project Contractor Scores 'Very Good' on Fiscal Year 2015 Performance

MOAB, Utah – Portage, Inc., the remedial action contractor for EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, met the majority of its performance goals in fiscal year 2015, earning $1,255,640, or 84 percent, of a potential award fee amount of $1,494,810 and an overall weighted result of “very good.”

February 25, 2016
Work is more than halfway complete on grouting Tank 12, the eighth to be operationally closed at Savannah River Site.
SRS Crosses Halfway Mark on Closing Another High-Level Waste Tank

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site (SRS) moved past the halfway mark recently on the path to closure of another high-level waste tank.

February 25, 2016
New groundwater contamination treatment equipment sits outside the C-612 Northwest Pump-and-Treat facility.
Paducah Site Modernizes Equipment to Treat Off-Site Groundwater Contamination

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed upgrades to modernize a key facility that reduces off-site groundwater contamination at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

February 25, 2016
An aerial view of the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site.
EM Gathers Lessons Learned from UK for Savannah River Site Facility Startup

AIKEN, S.C. – EM has turned to its United Kingdom counterparts for guidance to help ensure the successful startup and commissioning of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) over the next two years.