WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga commended employees at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) for safely and successfully managing the decommissioning of the only commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility that had operated in the United States during his recent visit to the site.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A board charged with advancing the cleanup of underground waste storage tanks met this month to establish new working groups and draw lessons from recent successes at the Savannah River and Idaho sites.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM revamped and expanded peer reviews for its contracts and projects in the past year with a goal of improving performance and delivering results in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup on time and within cost.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently began operations at a newly constructed facility that will accelerate the completion of remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste processing at the site by two years and save taxpayers more than $20 million.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., August 6, 2012—For the fourth consecutive year, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program has shipped a record number of transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M, for permanent disposal.
TOKYO – EM continues to assist Japan as it recovers from a 2011 nuclear accident through a newly formed bilateral commission established to build on the close, collaborative relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is on pace to meet the first of a series of goals to reduce its vehicle fleet and help DOE accomplish a broader initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions and decrease petroleum consumption across the complex.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – At a ceremony today, Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management (EM) program and its prime contractor, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) celebrated the completion of the site’s reconciled cleanup contract.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The eight local boards of the EM Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) provided 56 recommendations collectively in 2011, according to a recent assessment of board input into the EM program.