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October 29, 2015
EM Contractor’s Role in Energy-Conservation Challenge Pays Off for Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A challenge issued three years ago by a facility director to his staff at the Idaho Site has resulted in the implementation of several energy-conservation projects and huge cost savings to taxpayers.

October 29, 2015
NSSAB members get a briefing on groundwater characterization elements during a tour of the Nevada National Security Site.
Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board Tackles New Work Plans, Looks to Future

LAS VEGAS – Members of the Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board (NSSAB) rolled up their sleeves and dug into their work plans during their recent annual planning meeting.

October 29, 2015
An aerial view of the package boilers installed into the site’s existing steam system.
Paducah Package Steam Boilers to Provide Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

PADUCAH, Ky. – Five modern, modular steam boilers have replaced three larger coal-fired boilers that comprised the steam plant at EM’s Paducah Site.

October 29, 2015
New submersible mixing pumps have been installed in radioactive waste tanks at the Savannah River Site, fulfilling a cost-saving initiative for Savannah River Remediation, EM’s liquid-waste contractor at SRS.
Savannah River Site Liquid-Waste Contractor Installs New Cost-Saving Pump Design

AIKEN, S.C. – Sometimes, buying off the shelf beats a special order when it comes to saving money.

At the Savannah River Site (SRS), that mantra has been applied to pumps used to mixed radioactive waste in million-gallon waste tanks.

October 29, 2015
Sharon Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation electrical and instrumentation technician, receives the Safety and Health Achievement Award from VPPPA Board Chairman Mike Maddox at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.
Employee of Savannah River Site Contractor Recognized as Exemplary in Safety and Health

AIKEN, S.C. – Sharon Kidd has a passion for safety in the workplace.

Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation (SRR) electrical and instrumentation technician, received the Safety and Health Achievement Award at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.

October 28, 2015
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall speaks to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant workforce and employees of the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) during an "all-hands" meeting Tuesday as NWP President and Project Manager Phil Breidenbach, second from right, and CBFO Manager Todd Shrader listen.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Visits Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to Survey Recovery Progress, Support Stakeholders and Employees

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy, visited DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on Tuesday for a firsthand look at the progress in the recovery of operations at the site and meet with employees and community leaders.

October 7, 2015
Workers demolish a former radiologically contaminated warehouse at a historic Los Alamos site.
Workers Complete Demolition at Historic Los Alamos Site

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A team lead by the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office recently completed demolition of a building at a historic Los Alamos site.

October 5, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks during DOE's National Cleanup Workshop.
Secretary Moniz Kicks Off Inaugural National Cleanup Workshop with Call for Collaboration to Address EM’s Challenges

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz commenced DOE’s first-ever National Cleanup Workshop last week by highlighting recent major EM accomplishments and emphasizing the importance of working together to overcome remaining challenges in the cleanup program.

October 5, 2015
DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Monica Regalbuto speaks to more than 350 people at the National Cleanup Workshop just outside Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary Regalbuto Lays out Vision, Priorities to Advance Cleanup for EM Program

DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Monica Regalbuto shared her vision for EM, laid out cleanup priorities, and emphasized the need to better leverage technology development to reduce costs in her address at DOE’s first National Cleanup Workshop.

October 5, 2015
Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EM, speaks at the National Cleanup Workshop.
EM Discusses Five-Year Planning Effort at National Cleanup Workshop

At a key roundtable session of the National Cleanup Workshop, Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EM, described the program’s initiative to develop and execute a five-year planning effort.