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April 29, 2014
Employees celebrate surpassing 2.5 million hours without lost workday cases over the past 3½ years.
Paducah Site Exceeds 2.5 Million Hours Without Lost Workdays

This month, EM’s cleanup contractor at the Paducah site celebrated surpassing 2.5 million work hours without lost workdays resulting from job-related injury or illness.

April 29, 2014
The Pike County Commissioners recently toured the construction site of the county’s new sewer line extension being installed. Shown with team members from contractors FOILL Construction, Stantec, and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth in the background are, front row, left to right, Dennis Carr of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth; Commissioners Teddy West, Blaine Beekman, and Harry Rider; EM Site Lead Joel Bradburne; EM Site Director Dr. Vince Adams; and Rick Ginther of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth.
EM, County Install Sewer Line for Development

Crews are installing a sewer line in the Portsmouth site to connect EM’s sewer treatment facility to the Pike County Manufacturing Center, which is being developed.

April 29, 2014
Peer reviewers gathered at the Frank Rogers Building in Las Vegas for technical discussions.
Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program Welcomes Peer Review Team

Recently, an independent peer review team was invited to assess the groundwater characterization program at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This nationally recognized group of experts, from various external organizations, will examine the computer modeling approach developed to better understand how historic underground nuclear testing in Yucca Flat affected the groundwater.

April 29, 2014
Pictured are members of the Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team, including, left to right, Joe Moore, Bob Anderson, Stephanie Puckett, Matt Vick, Lisa Burns, Vince Adams, Stephanie McLaughlin, Frank Johnston, and Ron Shelato. Team members Roger Steckel, Russell McCallister, Roger Coats, Jeff Stone, and Mandy Mayo are not shown.
EM Wins Five Sustainability Awards at Three Sites: Second Story in Two-Part Series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In this second part of a two-part series, EM Update focuses on three of five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards EM received for its efforts in comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions management, waste reduction, pollution prevention, and fleet management at the Portsmouth, Oak Ridge

April 29, 2014
Benedict College student Faith Kibuye explains her researcher to SRNL Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalske
Inspiring the Next Generation in Innovation

“Our partnerships with colleges and universities are critical for our growth and the future of the Savannah River National Laboratory.

April 10, 2014
This graphic shows the benefit of applying a thin film as a polymer coating to waste containment bags used for radioactive waste shipments.
EM Lab Addresses Waste Challenge, Improves Worker Safety

AIKEN, S.C. – EM is funding research at the Savannah River National Laboratory to develop a material to safely contain the radioactive waste generated by a planned multi-year decontamination project at the Savannah River Site (SRS) while the waste is being shipped for disposal.

April 8, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, fourth from left, and Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, third from right, present the Secretary's Achievement Award to members of the Savannah River Site F-Tank Farm Closure Team. Team members pictured, left to right, are James Rush, William Levitan, Kathleen Martin, Linda Suttora, James Herbert, Kim Hauer, and Daniel Wood.
Secretary’s Honor Awards Recognize EM’s Tank Cleanup, Closure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department honored EM for achievements in its work to close high-level radioactive waste tanks as part of the annual Secretarial Honor Awards Ceremony Monday.

March 31, 2014
Department of Energy Releases Proposal to Amend the Hanford Consent Decree

For more than 40 years, facilities at the Hanford Site in the State of Washington supplied America’s defense program with plutonium, which was critical to the nation’s defense during World War II and throughout the Cold War. This effort resulted in the production of 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical wastes, which are currently stored in 177 underground tanks. The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is a massive and complex first-of-a-kind plant that, when constructed, will be the cornerstone to completing the cleanup of this tank waste at Hanford.

March 31, 2014
AHA Recognizes Fit-Friendly Worksites at SRS

AIKEN, S.C. – Two contractors supporting the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) were recognized recently as Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association (AHA).

March 31, 2014
DOE Fellows gather with EM Lead Foreign Affairs Specialist Ana Han, front row, left to right, EM Acting Assistant Secretary David Huizenga, and Florida International University Applied Research Director Dr. Leonel E. Lagos at the Waste Management 2014 Conference.
DOE Fellows Join Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – Florida International University (FIU) staff members and students who work with EM on research efforts took part in the Waste Management 2014 Conference on the safe management and disposition of radioactive materials and waste in Phoenix earlier this month.