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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.

May 31, 2016
Experts Review Tank Integrity Program at Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. – An expert panel met this month to discuss the integrity of double-shell tank AY-102 on behalf of EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP).

May 31, 2016
A maintenance mechanic removes a filter from the lubricating oil strainer in the C-333 Building at EM's Paducah Site.
Removal of Hazards Key to Paducah Site Deactivation

PADUCAH, Ky. – Deactivation workers at EM’s Paducah Site completed a significant step toward preparing key facilities for future demolition by removing hundreds of thousands of gallons of lubricating oil from the site’s uranium enrichment process buildings.

May 31, 2016
A waste disposition operator at EM's West Valley Demonstration Project applies spray foam to a waste box to stabilize the contents and fill void space before the container is shipped offsite for disposal.
West Valley Demonstration Project Contractor Reaches 2 Million Safe Work Hours

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) and its subcontractors achieved this month 2 million safe work hours without a lost-time accident over the past 30 months

May 31, 2016
In a First, Yakama Indian Nation Teens Explore Tribal Sacred Areas at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Yakama Indian Nation teenagers saw tribal sacred areas on the Hanford Site for the first time this month.

May 31, 2016
The 242-A Evaporator removes water from tank waste and reduces the volume stored in the double-shell tanks to make room for waste retrieved from single-shell tanks until it can be permanently disposed.
Evaporator Campaigns Create 300,000 Gallons of Double-Shell Tank Space

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford’s 242-A Evaporator recently conducted back-to-back operating campaigns, creating approximately 300,000 gallons of double-shell tank waste storage space.

May 31, 2016
USC Aiken students, from left, Brandon Eberl, Joe Barry, Rebecca Richardson, and Kevin O’Connor, discuss future plans with SRNS President and CEO Carol Johnson.
Savannah River Site Contractor Endows Professorship to Help Grow Local Engineers

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site (SRS) management and operating contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has given $550,000 to the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) to endow its faculty professorship as part of a new bachelor’s degree program in industrial process engineering.

May 25, 2016
Among the items the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization is making available for beneficial reuse from the Savannah River Site are 653 excess refrigerant containing units.
DOE Recognizes Two EM Sites with Sustainability Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teams at two EM sites have been recognized with 2016 Energy Sustainability Awards for spearheading projects that have saved taxpayer dollars while promoting efficiency and smart use of DOE resources.

May 18, 2016
Registration Now Open for 2016 National Cleanup Workshop in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Registration is now open for the second-annual National Cleanup Workshop, set to be held on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.