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March 31, 2014
Two adult bald eagles sit atop a tree on the Hanford site near the Columbia River. Hanford biologists recently counted 60 eagles on the site, the most ever at Hanford at one time.
EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

March 31, 2014
EM Supports Department’s Small Business Commitment at Waste Management

PHOENIX – EM presented an exhibit and participated in a panel on the barriers small businesses face at the Waste Management 2014 Conference earlier this month, demonstrating DOE’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for those companies.

March 31, 2014
Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky.
Schools Near EM Sites in Kentucky, Ohio Advance to DOE's National Science Bowl

Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky. Lone Oak, which is in Paducah, went on to finish 1-2 among the 16 teams from 11 middle schools and advance to DOE’s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28. Calloway County High School in Murray won the high school competition Feb. 21 and also advances to the national competition in its division.

March 27, 2014
DOE employees gather for an award recognizing EM's Recovery Act Team.
EM Celebrates Successful Completion of Recovery Act Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE officials today marked a historic landmark in EM’s mission as they celebrated the close of the Cold War cleanup program’s $6 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program.

March 5, 2014
Visitors to EM's booth at the annual Waste Management Symposia international conference participate in demonstrations of the new timeline.
EM Launches First-Ever Interactive Timeline on Cleanup’s History

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of its 25th anniversary, EM launched a new timeline this week that offers stakeholders and other members of the public a first-of-a-kind opportunity to view the nuclear cleanup program’s achievements and related Cold War history in an interactive online platform.

February 27, 2014
Members of the EM and URS SPRU Project Team gather to celebrate the last shipment of solidified sludge liners today.
EM’s SPRU Celebrates Waste Removal Success, Safety Milestone

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM’s Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) Disposition Project completed a significant waste-treatment campaign today that involved the solidification of approximately 9,700 gallons of contaminated sludge and 14 shipments of the waste off-site for permanent disposal.

February 26, 2014
EM employees Tim Emmons and Bill Lutz secure a compressor with tie downs to the truck bed in preparation for the first shipment of the components to a disposal facility.
First Shipment of Compressors Leaves Portsmouth

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) contractor, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, recently achieved a significant milestone in cleanup operations at the former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon.

February 26, 2014
Construction of Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 is under way with the pouring of the initial mud mat. The mud mat provides a solid surface to place the concrete tank.
EM Completes Salt Waste Disposal Units $8 Million under Budget at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at Savannah River Site (SRS) has built two more low-level salt waste disposal units ahead of schedule and under budget. This work is essential to the mission of cleaning and closing the site's underground waste tanks.

February 26, 2014
This photo shows the annual Central Savannah River Area College Night event, which was attended by more than 7,000 area high school students. The event is managed by SRNS employees.
Savannah River Site Contractor's Education Outreach to Schools Flourishes

AIKEN, S.C. – Employees with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) have conducted education outreach for tens of thousands of students each year since acquiring the management and operations contract for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in 2008.

February 26, 2014
EM’s Lowell Ely Retires from 35-Year Career

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lowell Ely recently retired as director of EM's Office of Project Assessment, ending a federal career that spanned all phases of engineering, including design, construction and oversight of major projects.