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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.

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.