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May 16, 2016
Work is underway in the WVDP High-Level Waste Relocation and Storage
EM’s West Valley Cleanup Contactor Receives 85 Percent of Available Fee Award

EST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM announced that the contractor at its West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) cleanup earned $250,000, or nearly 85 percent of the available fee award of $295,495 for the six-month period ending Feb. 29 this year.

May 16, 2016
RICHLAND, Wash. – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), far right, visited the Hanford Site on May 5. He met with EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney (not pictured), Office of River Protection (ORP) Manager Kevin Smith (second from right), and ORP Assistant Manager for Tank Farms Tom Fletcher (not pictured). Also shown are Mark Lindholm (third from right), president of tank farms contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, and David Berick (far left), with Wyden’s office.
Senators Tour Sites, Meet with EM Officials

RICHLAND, Wash. – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), far right, visited the Hanford Site on May 5.

May 16, 2016
Workers remove the old test vessel from the Full-Scale Vessel Test Facility.
Office of River Protection Prepares for Critical Waste Treatment Plant Testing

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) removed a 30-ton stainless steel vessel to make way for a new one to fulfill a critical role in verifying design and performance of the Pretreatment Facility at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

May 16, 2016
Team Parent recently hosted the EM portion of DOE’s “Take Your Daughter or Son to Work Day.” Family members of EM employees are pictured with EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, far right, and EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, far left.
EM Leaders Visit with Children in Day Dedicated to Learning About Cleanup

Team Parent recently hosted the EM portion of DOE’s “Take Your Daughter or Son to Work Day.”

May 16, 2016
Workers take apart equipment and prepare if for removal from the T Plant, a decontamination and repair facility where employees treat, verify, and repackage waste.
EM Richland Operations Office Contractor Earns 97 Percent of Available Fee

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) issued its fiscal year 2015 fee determination for Hanford Site contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M).

May 16, 2016
Members of the partnering team from DOE, NNSA, and SRNS.
Savannah River Site Entities Commit to Collaborate in Partnering Agreement

AIKEN, S.C. – Officials from Savannah River Site’s DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) offices and management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) recently signed a partnering agreement to focus on open, candid communication among the three entities to do what is best for the site.

May 16, 2016
PADUCAH, Ky. – For the first time, EM is conducting guided public tours of its Paducah Site.
Paducah Site Makes History with First Public Tours

PADUCAH, Ky. – For the first time, EM is conducting guided public tours of its Paducah Site. Shown, participants stop for a picture in Paducah’s C-300 Central Control Facility during the recent inaugural community tour.

May 16, 2016
A front loader dumps a bucket of coal into the first of more than 700 trucks that will be used to transport coal from EM's Paducah Site to buyers.
EM Transfers Coal to Fuel Economic Development

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed transferring ownership of nearly 15,000 tons of excess coal to the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO), which PACRO will use as a revenue stream to support economic development.

May 16, 2016
A herd of elk pass through the Hanford Site's 100-H Area, where revegetation work was recently completed.
Miles of Hanford Site Land Near River Restored During Planting Seasons

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have cleaned, filled, and planted vegetation over hundreds of formers waste sites along the Columbia River in the past decade.

May 16, 2016
A cover story on EM’s ancient glass study appeared in the American Ceramic Society Bulletin.
Office of River Protection Scientist Helps Author Cover Story on Glass Study

RICHLAND, Wash. – An EM Office of River Protection (ORP) scientist contributed to an in-depth cover story for an American Ceramic Society publication about how researchers are looking to ancient glass from a mysterious Swedish hillfort for insight into using the substance to safely store nuclear waste at the Hanford Site.