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March 19, 2012
Idaho Site Contractor Achieves Treatment Project Milestone

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho site’s main cleanup contractor recently achieved a major performance milestone by successfully passing an operational readiness review for a first-of-a-kind facility that will treat the remaining 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive waste generated by the site’s legacy cleanup mission.

March 16, 2012
Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco, right, exchanges greetings with Mark Long, Jr.,
a Washington TRU Solutions LLC employee, at a WIPP all-hands meeting in February.
“WIPP is America’s only and the world’s best,” Franco said of the deep geologic repository
for nuclear waste.
New Carlsbad Field Office Manager Hits the Ground Running

CARLSBAD, N.M. – If you want to catch up with Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco, you may have to run. In fact, his first weeks in his new job have looked like a sprint.

March 14, 2012
EM, Industry Partner to Lay Out Opportunities to Improve Contract Performance Following Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM and its large and small business partners will implement several recommendations that emerged from a workshop held earlier this year to improve contract performance with the objective of delivering results on time and within cost.

March 9, 2012
Participants in the EM-led delegation's second workshop gather for a photo at the Hanford site.
EM Hosts Second Successful Workshop for Japanese Officials

RICHLAND, Wash. – An EM-led delegation said its recent workshop for Japanese officials leading the cleanup of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site and surrounding area was a success.

March 5, 2012
Partnerships Help Advance Small Modular Reactor Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE recently announced three public-private partnerships to develop deployment plans for small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technologies at Savannah River Site (SRS) facilities near Aiken, S.C.

March 1, 2012
DOE Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga (left) and Mark
Lesinski, U.K.'s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Executive Director for Delivery,
renewed the Statement of Intent between DOE and NDA in a signing ceremony this week.
EM Renews Information-Sharing Agreement with United Kingdom's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

PHOENIX – EM’s top official this week renewed an agreement between DOE and the U.K.’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) that expands the scope of their information sharing.

February 29, 2012
Shown here are some of the thousands of items employees at the Savannah River Site
collected for Toys for Tots.
Charitable Giving by EM Employees, Contractors Tops $800,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM employees and their contractor counterparts donated more than $800,000 and other gifts to people in need in recent months.

February 15, 2012
EM Hosts Contract Performance and Management Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM hosted the Environmental Management Contract Performance and Management Workshop at DOE headquarters Wednesday.

February 13, 2012
EM Aims for Major Accomplishments in 2013 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EM Acting Assistant Secretary David Huizenga rolled out EM’s $5.65 billion budget request for fiscal year 2013 that would support major accomplishments in all areas of the program’s environmental cleanup mission.

February 9, 2012
Workers construct a new facility that will help Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerate the shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad for permanent disposal.
Construction Begins on New Waste Processing Facility

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Construction has begun on a new facility that will help Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerate the shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste stored in large boxes at Technical Area 54, Area G.