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April 25, 2013
Oak Ridge’s EM leadership informed members of the public about projects and goals and answered questions during a public workshop this week.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Seeks Public Input on Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge's EM office held a public meeting this week to discuss the program’s upcoming budget and cleanup priorities.

April 22, 2013
Head of EM to Kick Off Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga will provide an overview of EM’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday in the first of six briefings for the 19th annual U.S. House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

April 11, 2013
Contaminants in Vadose Zone Environments

The Deep Vadose Zone – Applied Field Research Initiative (DVZ-AFRI) partnered with the Vadose Zone Journal to create a special section of the journal's November 2012 issue.

April 10, 2013
EM Rolls Out Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EM Senior Advisor David Huizenga rolled out a $5.622 billion budget request for fiscal year 2014 that enables EM progress in all areas of the nuclear cleanup program while maintaining safety and compliance across the complex.

April 8, 2013
Spanning 34 acres, the Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility is the culmination of 30 months and more than 600,000 hours of labor.
EM Exceeds Sustainability Goal by Reducing Carbon Footprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has surpassed another DOE sustainability goal, this time reducing its carbon footprint by 44 percent, well ahead of the Department’s 15 percent target for fiscal year 2012.

April 4, 2013
Participants in a previous EM Site-Specific Advisory Board meeting.
Advisory Board Public Meeting Set for Webinar

The Department will host its first EM Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs meeting via webinar on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

April 4, 2013
Figure 1: Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management Thrust Areas.
EM Leads with Advanced Simulation Capability Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Since 2010, EM’s Office of Soil and Groundwater Remediation has initiated technology development programs such as the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) and the Applied Field Research Initiatives to enhance characterization and remediation technologies and create cost savings.

April 2, 2013
Workers wear air purifying respirators in the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
Workers Deliver Award-Winning Respiratory Safety

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to make their everyday work even safer.

April 1, 2013
H-Canyon at Savannah River Site. The building is called a canyon because of its long rectangular shape and two continuous trenches that contains process vessels.
EM Issues Amended Decision to Expand Use of Nuclear Facility

AIKEN, S.C. – EM issued an amended Record of Decision (ROD) to the Savannah River Site (SRS) Spent Nuclear Fuel Environmental Impact Statement to expand the operations of the H-Canyon Facility at SRS to support a major nuclear non-proliferation goal and save taxpayer dollars.

March 28, 2013
A truck carries a waste shipment from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. EM completed legacy cleanup activities at the site last year.
Ensuring Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation (OPT) recently released its annual report for fiscal year 2012, highlighting more than 13,000 hazardous material shipments across almost 6 million miles. EM made about three-fourths of those shipments.