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September 6, 2013
Community Action Committee Senior/Social/Transit Assistant Program Director Pamela Crawford unloads pantry donations from EM’s Portsmouth site employees. | Photos courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management.
EM's Portsmouth Site Donations Lead to Food Pantry Reopening

As part of the annual Feds Feeds Families initiative, an Office of Environmental Management field office contributed enough food to a local pantry to reopen it for families in need.

September 6, 2013
DOE Sponsored College Night Draws Thousands

College recruiters from the Golden State to the Peach State gathered in a packed arena for the twentieth annual CSRA College Night in Augusta, Georgia. The event is a cooperative effort among Department of Energy (DOE), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC and its partners, local private schools, business and industry and local government.

September 4, 2013
An Akuna-generated figure of the Savannah River F-Basin site showing the distribution of surface structures, well, contaminate plume and lithofacies.
Report for EM-Initiated Program Supporting Cleanup is Available

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is leading a multi-laboratory team that is developing a state-of-the-art tool for the scientific community to improve understanding of complex contaminated subsurface systems.

August 29, 2013
Jal, N.M., City Manager Curtis Schrader talks with RSIP members about roadway safety needs in his community.
Southeastern New Mexico's First SafetyFest Set for September

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The first SafetyFest of southeastern New Mexico will be held in Carlsbad next month as a result of the efforts of the Southeastern N.M. Roadway Safety Integrated Project (RSIP).

August 27, 2013
The box retrieval forklift carriage is used to lift a degraded box as retrieval personnel monitor progress.
Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Improves Worker Safety and Efficiency, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Continual operations improvements are integral to the mission of the Idaho site’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP). Two recent developments in retrieval operations save taxpayer dollars and illustrate advancements in employee safety and efficiency.

August 27, 2013
James Shuler, manager of DOE’s Packaging Certification Program, within EM's Office of Packaging and Transportation, discusses the radiofrequency identification technology he developed. At left is RFID Team Leader Yung Liu, with Argonne National Laboratory.
Award Spotlight Could Return to EM-Developed Technology for Tracking Shipments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s James Shuler felt honored being named a technology innovation award finalist for developing radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology to track and monitor radioactive material shipments.

August 27, 2013
The award recognized CH2M HILL for its excellence in the international water industry. CH2M HILL’s Water Business Group's International Client Sector Director Peter Nicol accepted the award from Global Water Awards Speaker and former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Hanford’s 200 West Pump and Treat System Garners Worldwide Attention

RICHLAND, Wash. – A groundwater treatment system at the Hanford site is in the international spotlight and is being called a technological marvel.

August 27, 2013
Hanford firefighters stand next to the 31-year-old chemical truck. Pictured, left to right, are Hanford Fire Lt. Robert Smith, Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Harbert, Firefighter Don Blackburn and Capt. Sean Barajas.
Fire Department Gets New Trucks, Saves Money

RICHLAND, Wash. – Last year, the Hanford Fire Department (HFD) set out to replace its aging chemical truck used for metal fires. Originally purchased to respond to potential incidents at the Fast Flux Test Facility, the 31-year-old vehicle was at the end of its lifecycle.

August 27, 2013
Oak Ridge’s K-1206 F Fire Water Tower falls into an empty field during a recent demolition project.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Demolishes North America’s Tallest Water Tower

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently demolished one of the most iconic structures at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The 382-foot checkerboard water tower — the tallest in North America — dominated the site’s skyline since its construction in 1958.

August 27, 2013
Waste management and transportation personnel worked late to complete the first shipment to WCS. Through a contract with DOE, WCS will treat and accept potentially hazardous waste that has been at the Portsmouth site for decades. Pictured (from left) are Scott Fraser, Joe Hawes, Craig Herrmann, Jim Book, John Lee, John Perry, Josh Knipp, Melissa Dunsieth, Randy Barr, Rick Williams, Janet Harris, Maureen Fischels, Cecil McCoy, Trent Eckert, Anthony Howard and Chris Ashley.
Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas

PIKETON, Ohio — EM’s Portsmouth site this summer sent its first shipment of mixed low-level radioactive waste from its uranium enrichment operations to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) in Andrews, Texas for treatment and disposal.