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July 30, 2013
From left: Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Commander of the New Mexico Air National Guard Colonel Steven J. VerHelst; Franco; New Mexico Army National Guard Chief of Staff Colonel Timothy Paul; and Eddy County, N.M., ESGR Chairman Tony Renteria. The National ESGR seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.
EM Field Office Manager Receives Military Honor

EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco receives the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award in June at a ESGR recognition event in Carlsbad, N.M.

July 30, 2013
The highly-efficient, biomass-fired cogeneration facility at the Savannah River Site replaced a 1950s-era coal-fired plant and will result in significantly reduced pollutant emissions, including a reduction of 100,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions.
EM Plays Integral Role in Department's Sustainability Scorecard Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s clean energy contributions helped DOE achieve a number of successes in the latest Sustainability and Energy Scorecards for federal agencies released by the Office of Management and Budget.

July 24, 2013
The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99.
New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new technology to determine the extent of contamination in Cold War facilities that could replace costly and time-consuming traditional survey methods used by EM.

July 22, 2013
In the two years prior to the operation of the permeable treatment wall, pictured here, WVDP conducted extensive engineering and planning to ensure it would effectively remove strontium-90.
Unconventional Groundwater System Proves Effective in Reducing Contamination at West Valley Demonstration Project

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – A unique groundwater treatment system has significantly reduced the presence of a contaminant at EM's West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), according to a report issued this month.

July 11, 2013
The Applied Research Center at Florida International University covers four major environmental cleanup areas: radioactive waste processing, facility deactivation and decommissioning, soil and groundwater remediation and information technology development for environmental management.
University Launches Website for FIU Research Sponsored by EM

MIAMI – A new website features research performed under a cooperative agreement between EM and Florida International University (FIU).

July 5, 2013
TerranearPMC at work on anomaly sampling in the 300 Area of Hanford.
Small Business TerranearPMC Awarded $2 Million Task Order

TerranearPMC, an environmental remediation and waste management small business, was awarded a $2 million task order from the Office of Environmental Management for technical support on June 27, 2013. Learn more hear about the company and its Vice President's tips for doing business with the government.

July 3, 2013
Screenshot of Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) website.
U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Website for Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) launched a website for the Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI), a DOE-wide effort to advance the beneficial reuse of its unique and diverse mix of assets, including land, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, technologies, natural resources and a highly skilled workforce.

July 1, 2013
Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan, left, and RSI Vice President Rick Ferguson pose for photos at a May 2012 ceremony for an RSI solar farm at DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park.
Small Business Administration Honors Oak Ridge Subcontractor

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently honored an environmental cleanup company that supports Oak Ridge’s EM program as its Subcontractor of the Year in an eight-state region.

June 28, 2013
Jeff Wurtz, a Navarro-Intera hydrologist at the Nevada National Security Site, gets some help from GEAR UP summer camp student, Donnea Mayfield, to demonstrate the dynamics of the water cycle and how humans affect it.
NNSS Helps Students ‘Gear Up’ For Success

The best part of summer, for most kids, is NO SCHOOL! But some kids in Las Vegas are taking advantage of the extra time to “Gear Up” their education, and a team from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) was there to lend a hand.

June 28, 2013
EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards.
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s an intern!

Only 22 years old, Valerie Edwards has accomplished significant feats, from flying airplanes to building award-winning robots.