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February 25, 2016
Workers survey an auger for contamination levels at Hanford’s 618-10 Burial Ground.
Hanford Progresses in Burial Ground Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and cleanup contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) are making tremendous progress cleaning up Hanford’s 618-10 Burial Ground, one of the most hazardous burial grounds in the EM complex.

February 25, 2016
Workers lift a waste box from a TruPact II container at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
New Fact Sheet Highlights Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Progress

CARLSBAD, N.M. – In a new fact sheet, DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) chronicles the significant progress in recovery efforts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the two years since a truck fire and radiological release at the site.

February 23, 2016
EM's Next Business Opportunity Forum is March 8 at Waste Management Conference in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Companies interested in learning the latest news on doing business with EM usually attend EM's quarterly Business Opportunity Forum at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. But on Tuesday, March 8, participants can join this outreach event at the Waste Management 2016 Conference in Phoenix.

February 17, 2016
Small Business Forum is Set for May 19-20, 2016

Small Business Forum is Set for May 19-20, 2016

February 17, 2016
Video: Recovery Act by the Numbers

The Recovery Act was passed seven years ago today. Learn how it has laid the foundation for America's clean energy future.

February 16, 2016
Oak Ridge Kicks Off Demolition of the K-27 Building
Workers Make History by Demolishing Manhattan Project Facilities

The Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management is about to complete the first-ever demolition of a gaseous diffusion complex from the Manhattan Project.

February 12, 2016
EM Releases WIPP Recovery Fact Sheet

CARLSBAD, N.M. — February 2016 marks two years since the underground fire and radiological release events forced the temporary closure of EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Since that time, progress in the recovery of the underground has included mine stability and habitability, initial panel closure, radiological risk remediation, and the addition of an interim ventilation system.

February 11, 2016
Oak Ridge's EM program kicked off the K-27 Building demolition Feb. 8.
Oak Ridge's K-27 Demolition Officially Begins

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The ceremonial “first bite” on Feb. 8 signaled the start of the K-27 Building demolition as URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, the EM Oak Ridge program's lead cleanup contractor for the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), moved closer to fulfilling Vision 2016 — removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by year’s end.

February 11, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto sits in on a procedure review with facility operator Jim Burnett (left) of Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project at C-337, where a former uranium enrichment process building will be the first facility to undergo deposit removal by in-situ chemical treatment.
Cleanup Chief Visits Portsmouth, Paducah Sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto recently visited EM’s Portsmouth and Paducah sites to review cleanup progress.

February 11, 2016
EM Reviews Portsmouth, Paducah Site Contractor Performance, Determines Award Fees

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM has completed annual performance evaluations of four prime contractors working on the deactivation, decontamination, and decommissioning of the former gaseous diffusion plants near Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky.