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May 28, 2015
TEPP provides federal, state, local, and Tribal responders with the plans, training, and technical assistance necessary to safely, efficiently, and effectively respond to radiological transportation accidents.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – A dramatic scene played out on a closed road here, with emergency responders — and a cast of actors, multiple cameras, makeup, and film crew — at a mock car crash.

May 28, 2015
Darryl Pea of Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project demonstrates use of a wind-speed meter to a class at Carlisle County Middle School.
Paducah Area Students See Opportunities in STEM

PADUCAH, Ky. – Encouraging student interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is critical to meeting EM’s future challenges related to environmental cleanup and decontaminating and decommissioning nuclear facilities.

May 28, 2015
Isidro Chavez with his mother, Adela.
Determination Leads Employee on Career Fast Track at EM’s Office of River Protection

RICHLAND, Wash. – Even though she only understood two words, it was probably the best early Mother’s Day present ever for Adela Chavez.

May 28, 2015
A pup is a reusable blue overpack that weighs about 360 pounds.
Unique Waste Leaves Portsmouth in a ‘Pup’

PIKETON, Ohio – Workers at EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site recently closed the lid on a brand new transportation container called a ‘pup’ and sent it off site for treatment and disposal.

May 28, 2015
EM’s Richland Operations Office Marks Milestone in Preparing its Highest-Risk Facility for Demolition

Hanford workers safely and compliantly packaged and prepared for disposal the last of more than 50 pencil tank assemblies from the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) recently. The tanks are nicknamed pencil tanks due to their long, narrow shape.

April 30, 2015
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Incidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the terms of a $73 million settlement of the State’s claims against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors related to the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico, including the associated activities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

April 29, 2015
Scott Germain, Fluor Federal Services’ Paducah Deactivation Project support and integration manager, illustrates the magnitude of the display cell in one of the process facilities.
Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project

PADUCAH, Ky. – More than 30 local business leaders in the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class recently toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

April 29, 2015
The radar monitoring unit is shown here installed at the Moab site in Utah.
Moab Site Installs Radar Unit to Monitor for Future Potential Rockfalls

MOAB, Utah – The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project continues to implement safety measures to protect its workers from a rockfall like the one that occurred on the hillside above the site last November.

April 29, 2015
EM Paducah site lead Jennifer Woodard discusses electrical resistance heating as part of the trichloroethene remediation at the C-400 groundwater contamination source with David Klaus, DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance (right).
Senior DOE Officials Visit Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Two senior DOE officials overseeing EM’s nuclear cleanup visited the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently.

April 29, 2015
The Effluent Treatment Facility (foreground) and Liquid Effluent Treatment Facility holding basins.
Hanford Contractor Assumes Responsibility of Three Wastewater Facilities

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) gained a few more operations recently when the Effluent Treatment (ETF), Liquid Effluent Retention (LERF), and Treated Effluent Disposal (TEDF) facilities changed hands.