You are here

EM News Flashes

RSS
February 2, 2012
Pictured here is a component of the Interim Salt Disposition Process — known as
Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) — that helped Savannah River
Remediation process more than 500,000 gallons of salt waste since October last year,
a contract milestone.
Savannah River Site Contractor Achieves Tank Waste Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor recently achieved a contract milestone by processing 500,000 gallons of salt waste in underground tanks for disposition since October last year.

January 31, 2012
Employees with Savannah River Remediation, the SRS liquid waste contractor, review mock-ups of the SCIX technology at the Savannah River National Laboratory.
EM Performs Tenth Technology Readiness Assessment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recently completed its tenth Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) since piloting the TRA process in 2006.

January 17, 2012
EM’s New Project of the Month Focuses on Tribes’ Work with Native Plants for Hanford Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is highlighting important work by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in a new Project of the Month on EM’s public Web site, www.em.doe.gov.

December 15, 2011
Whey powder is used to reduce pH levels in the contaminated area.
Idaho Site Enlists Whey-Eating Microbes in Groundwater Cleanup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Workers at the Idaho site have enlisted microbes to help remediate previously contaminated groundwater and advance the protection of the Snake River Plain Aquifer.

December 15, 2011
Idaho Site Enlists Whey-Eating Microbes in Groundwater Cleanup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Workers at the Idaho site have enlisted microbes to help remediate previously contaminated groundwater and advance the protection of the Snake River Plain Aquifer.

December 14, 2011
Participants in the workshops in Germany toured Asse II, one of Germany’s two salt-based repositories, to gain insights into that facility’s technical challenges and proposed solutions. Pictured, left to right, are an Asse II employee, Bernhard Kienzler of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, CBFO Chief Scientist Roger Nelson, CBFO International Programs Manager Dr. Abraham Van Luik, and Andrew Wolfsberg, Acting Deputy Division Leader for Earth and Environmental Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
EM Gains Insight from Germany on Salt-Based Repositories

KARLSRUHE and PEINE, Germany – EM officials recently took part in workshops in Germany to benefit from the exchange of research and experience operating salt-based repositories for radioactive waste.

December 8, 2011
EM Lays Out Details of Proposed Reorganization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Acting Assistant Secretary Dave Huizenga on Thursday announced a proposed reorganization that would move components of the Cold War cleanup under a matrix structure to better align the program and achieve mission success. This framework fosters collaborative decision making for shared goals and supports improvements across the program.

November 16, 2011
EM’s Tracy Mustin Welcomes Students to DOE Fellows Program

MIAMI –EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin welcomed 11 new Florida International University (FIU) students to the DOE Fellows program at an induction ceremony in Miami today.

November 15, 2011
SRR Bubbler Project Manager Bill Pepper, center, accepts the PMI Project of the Year award from Eloy Saldivar, left, president of the Savannah River Chapter of PMI. DWPF Facility Manager Les Sonnenberg is on the right.
Savannah River Site Contractor Receives Project Management Institute Award

AIKEN, S.C. – The local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently honored the Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor with its 2011 Project of the Year award.

November 9, 2011
The U.S. delegation of DOE representatives, including DOE national laboratory and
contractor staff, are pictured, front row, left to right, Doug Akers, Steve Schneider,
Robert Montgomery, Dan McCabe, Steve Herring, Paul Bredt, Rich Abitz; back row,
left to right, Jeff Miller, Jeff Griffin, Bob Sindelar, Reid Peterson, Chuck Negin, and
Wayne Johnson.
EM-Led Delegation Offers Expertise in Workshop in Japan

TOKYO – When Japanese officials began cleanup of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident that occurred this year, they called on the DOE to provide expertise and experience.