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February 5, 2013
South Carolina State University students William Dumpson, left, and Alejandra Chirino, center, talk with Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalske at a recent research exchange involving the laboratory and seven historically black colleges and universities.
Students, Faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Share Research with EM Laboratory in Successful Exchange

AIKEN, S.C. – Students and faculty from seven historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) recently convened a research exchange for the first time at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).

January 31, 2013
DOE to Address Small Businesses Barriers in Government Contracting at Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – EM and the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) are working to address barriers that hinder small businesses from competing for prime contracts for work in the Cold War cleanup program.

January 23, 2013
Employees with the K-25 demolition team gather for a photo following the completion of demolition of the north end of the K-25 Building today.
Oak Ridge EM Program Completes K-25 North End Demolition

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – News cameras today captured one of the final stages of DOE’s largest-ever demolition project.

January 22, 2013
The Society of American Military Engineers focuses on the Idaho site’s environmental cleanup in the latest issue of its publication, The Military Engineer. This photo of the Engineering Test Reactor, which was decommissioned and demolished at the Idaho site, is featured in the story.
Idaho Site’s Cold War Cleanup Takes Center Stage in Publication

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – An association with more than 29,000 members featured an in-depth article on EM’s extensive Cold War legacy cleanup at the Idaho site in the current issue of its publication, The Military Engineer.

January 17, 2013
Dave Huizenga, head of EM, fifth from right, and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, second from right, participate in a tour of Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory this week.
Secretary Chu, EM’s Huizenga and Other DOE Officials Visit Catholic University's Laboratory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dave Huizenga, head of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), was part of a DOE delegation led by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu that visited Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) this week.

January 7, 2013
A screenshot of the newly revamped EM website.
EM Launches Revamped Website: New cutting-edge platform with sleek appearance focuses on ease-of-use

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM entered 2013 with a bold transition to a more user-friendly public website,

December 20, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, left, provides an update on the EM program at the recent Intergovernmental Meeting with the DOE as California Office of the Attorney General Supervising Deputy Attorney General Brian Hembacher listens.
DOE Strengthens Collaboration at Intergovernmental Meeting

NEW ORLEANS – EM and stakeholders met to discuss and collaborate on issues impacting nuclear cleanup across the complex. More than 150 people traveled to New Orleans for the 11th combined Intergovernmental Meeting with the DOE.

December 11, 2012
An elf from DOE's Savannah River Site poses with Santa Claus, who holds a bike, one of the more than 14,200 toys federal employees and contractors donated to the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Program. Mounds of bikes and other donated toys for the program can be seen in the background.
Toy to the World: Savannah River Site Celebrates 21 Years of Bringing Joy to Kids

AIKEN, S.C. – Santa Claus and his elves are getting a lot of help from DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS) this year. Federal employees and contractors donated more than 14,200 toys to support the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots campaign.

December 6, 2012
EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin, second from right, speaks with members of the Environmental Management Advisory Board this week as EM Deputy Assistant Secretary, Safety, Security and Quality Programs, Matthew Moury, second from left, listens.
Advisory Board Meets to Discuss EM Cleanup’s Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin this week sought guidance from the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) on several topics, including optimizing resources for EM’s technology challenges.

December 5, 2012
West Valley Demonstration Project has a reputation for strong community involvement. Pictured here are the volunteers who distributed food to seven food banks.
EM Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM employees and their contractor counterparts at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) have supported their local food banks for several years, and this year was no exception.