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March 30, 2015
Panelists, from left, included Johnson, Charboneau, and Piketty, and moderator Jody Redeker.
Women of Waste Management Panel Advises Audience: ‘Embrace Hard Work’

PHOENIX – A panel of distinguished leaders in nuclear cleanup discussed issues facing women in the workplace in front of a standing-room-only crowd of participants in the Waste Management 2015 Conference this month.

March 26, 2015
Technical Assessment Team Report on Cause of Breached Drum at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today released a report by an independent team of technical experts that evaluated the mechanisms and chemical reactions contributing to the failure of a waste drum at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, N.M.

March 24, 2015
The SRS Non-Destructive Radionuclide Assay Team, from left, include Steve Mackmull (now retired), DOE-Savannah River; Todd Shepley, Canberra; and Lee Fox and Steve Mentrup, SRNS. Not pictured: Bert Crapse, DOE-Savannah River; Ronnie Lee, WIPP Central Characterization Program; and Dan Remington, Bruce Gillespie, and Joe Wachter, Canberra.
EM’s Award-Winning Projects Save More Than $10 Million, Advance Sustainability at Department of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM projects that spared resources, increased the efficiency of radioactive waste processing, and saved more than $10.6 million were honored as recipients of DOE’s 2014 Sustainability Awards.

March 4, 2015
EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash addresses participants in EM's Business Opportunity Forum.
EM Hosts Business Opportunity Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 80 people gathered at a public forum today on EM’s federal procurement process and upcoming business opportunities in the legacy nuclear cleanup program.

February 26, 2015
David Harris, with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education radiochemistry laboratory, conducts a fusion to dissolve a soil sample. This work was part of the 2014 Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks Full-Scale Exercise.
NAMP Participates in Homeland Security Exercise

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents participated in a multi-agency exercise that simulated emergency response scenarios in Denver and Chicago.

February 26, 2015
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Deegan Lawrence (far right) from Henderson County North Middle School gives an answer as teammates D.J. Banks (middle) and Alex Chandler look on during DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Middle School Science Bowl in Paducah February 6. Henderson North won the competition and will compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C. April 30 through May 4.

February 26, 2015
SRNS firefighters evaluate team members for potential hazards after responding to the train derailment
EM Contractor Responds to Train Derailment

About 19,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from a train that derailed and slammed into six railroad cars parked on a short spur near the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Allendale, S.C.

February 26, 2015
SRNS employee Mike Griffith leads a presentation on environmental monitoring and restoration at the SRS Information Pods held at GRU’s Summerville Campus in Augusta, Ga.
SRS Pods Bring Savannah River Site to Public

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Savannah River Site (SRS) projects and missions topped the agenda of the SRS Information Pods on the Georgia Regents University (GRU) Summerville Campus earlier this year.

February 26, 2015
A view of the Savannah River Site, which includes underground waste tanks and facilities.
SRS Workers Moved Millions of Gallons of High-Level Waste Safely in 2014

AIKEN, S.C. – EM and its liquid waste contractor safely transferred more than 20 million gallons of high-level waste within the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) waste tanks and facilities in 2014.

February 26, 2015
Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dr. Dave Moody presented SRNS President and CEO Carol Johnson a certificate for SRNS' recertification as a DOE VPP STAR participant during a company meeting at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.
DOE Recertifies EM Contractors in Star Program Recognizing Excellence in Safety

EM congratulated two of its contractors at the Savannah River Operations and Portsmouth/Paducah Project offices for their recent Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recertifications.