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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.

May 31, 2016
Glovebox Removal at Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant Winding Down

RICHLAND, Wash. – At the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Site, crews with EM contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are in the process of removing the last of the gloveboxes from the facility before demolition begins.

May 31, 2016
Laboratory Holds Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Workshop

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is moving closer to developing the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) after taking part in a workshop with South Carolina universities that focused on forming partnerships for the planned 70,000-square-foot facility.