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June 19, 2013
A Hanford site volunteer helps a Boy Scout practice the Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep, or PASS, fire extinguishing technique at the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center in Richland.
Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badges at the HAMMER Training Facility

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford site services contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) hosted a unique opportunity for 52 local Boy Scouts at the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center during two consecutive weekends recently.

June 13, 2013
Workers demolish the West Valley Demonstration Project's largest and most complex ancillary facility.
West Valley Demolition Marks Important Accomplishment for EM

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM marked one of its most significant achievements at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) with the completion of the site’s first nuclear facility demolition this spring.

June 7, 2013
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, center, presents the Secretary's Achievement Award to Oak Ridge Project Manager David Queen and Oak Ridge EM Deputy Manager Sue Cange for their work in Oak Ridge's K-33 Gaseous Diffusion Process Building Project.
Deputy Secretary Commends EM's Achievement Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every year, DOE honors employees who streamline operations and avoid costs for U.S. taxpayers.

June 7, 2013
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman talks to participants in EM's Contract and Project Management Workshop this week.
Poneman Joins EM Contract and Project Management Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 140 EM employees from across the DOE complex came together for a two-day workshop this week focusing on the challenges and successes in contract and project management.

June 6, 2013
The Waste Control Specialists Federal Waste Disposal Facility in Andrews, Texas.
DOE Applauds Opening of Historic Disposal Facility

ANDREWS, Texas – DOE officials participated in an event today to celebrate the opening of the first commercial disposal facility of its kind.

June 5, 2013
The EM delegation tours the underground installations of the Underground Research Laboratory in France; EM Lead International Affairs Specialist Ana Han, left to right, EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Frank Marcinowski, Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco and EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga.
EM Delegation Shares Lessons Learned on Tour in France

A senior-level delegation led by EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga recently toured nuclear cleanup facilities in France, including a disposal site and a laboratory researching a potential underground radioactive waste repository.

June 3, 2013
John Britton, with Office of River Protection contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, explains the Hanford tank waste program to Western Washington University students in a recent tour of the Hanford site.
Hanford Grows Young Minds Through Site Tours

RICHLAND, Wash. – It is harvest season for cherries, raspberries and rhubarb in Washington state. But employees at the Hanford site are helping grow the young minds of the nation’s future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce.

May 21, 2013
EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga provides the keynote address at the recent National Transportation Stakeholders Forum meeting.
Nearly 200 Attend National Transportation Stakeholders Forum

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In his keynote address at the fourth-annual DOE National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) meeting, EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga noted that transporting and disposing of contaminated waste, structures and other materials is inherent to the Department’s ability to accomplish its Cold War cleanup mission.

May 15, 2013
A product drum of mixed low-level waste is lowered into a high-density polyethylene macro-pack.
Innovative Technique Accelerates Waste Disposal at Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – An innovative treatment and disposal technique is enabling the Idaho site to accelerate shipments of legacy nuclear waste for permanent disposal.

May 13, 2013
Front row, left to right, NuVision Engineering Vice President Laurie Judd, EM Lead International Affairs Specialist Ana Han, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Williams and United Kingdom Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Head of International Relations John Mathieson; back row, left to right, NDA Sellafield Site Deputy Head Graham Jonsson and EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tank Waste and Nuclear Material Management Ken Picha.
EM Delegation Tours UK Cleanup Program’s Sellafield Site

A senior-level EM delegation led by Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Williams visited the United Kingdom’s Sellafield nuclear site to gain insight into the cleanup projects and facilities under the jurisdiction of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).