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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.

May 16, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, directly left of the Tank Closure Monument, gathers with federal and contractor employees at SRS.
Cheers to 20 Years and 8 Tanks: EM, SRR Celebrate Major Accomplishments

AIKEN, S.C. – EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto congratulated employees at the Savannah River Site (SRS) on May 12 for two significant accomplishments.

May 16, 2016
EM and STGWG officials and other participants in the WVDP tour gather for a photo.
EM Talks Cleanup Progress with State and Tribal Government Working Group

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney and other EM officials joined the State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG) here this month for meetings and visits to the Seneca Nation’s Allegany and Cattaraugus territories and the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).

May 16, 2016
A worker wearing protective gear prepares a chemical tank inside the Americium Recovery Facility for removal.
Safety Improvements, Project Progress at Hanford Site’s Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Recent changes in how work crews are deployed at the Hanford Site’s Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) have yielded significant improvements in safety performance as EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company continue to make steady progress toward demolition of the plant.