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February 17, 2016
Small Business Forum is Set for May 19-20, 2016

Small Business Forum is Set for May 19-20, 2016

February 12, 2016
EM Releases WIPP Recovery Fact Sheet

CARLSBAD, N.M. — February 2016 marks two years since the underground fire and radiological release events forced the temporary closure of EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Since that time, progress in the recovery of the underground has included mine stability and habitability, initial panel closure, radiological risk remediation, and the addition of an interim ventilation system.

February 9, 2016
EM Rolls Out Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EM rolled out a $6.1 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017. The request will provide the resources to maintain a safe and secure posture in the EM complex, and to continue moving forward with the country’s largest nuclear cleanup.

February 3, 2016
Dr. John Williams, principal investigator of a fiscal year 2015 awarded proposal from South Carolina State University, leads a group in well purging. His research focuses on addressing natural attenuation of the volatile organic compound plume from CMP (chemicals, metals, pesticides) Pits Operable Unit at the Savannah River Site.
EM Offers Opportunities for Students and Faculty of Minority Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) provides opportunities for students and faculty at minority serving institutions (MSIs) to participate in EM’s mission through research and training activities.

January 28, 2016
DOE’s Second National Cleanup Workshop Set for Sept. 14-15 in the Washington, D.C. Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE, in cooperation with the Energy Communities Alliance and Energy Facility Contractors Group, is set to hold the second DOE National Cleanup Workshop on Sept. 14-15, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

December 23, 2015
This map marks EM's sites, whose major accomplishments are detailed in a 2015 Year-in-Review.
EM Issues 2015 Year-in Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EM released its 2015 Year-in-Review highlighting the wide array of work performed in the cleanup program this year.

December 23, 2015
DOE Office of Environmental Management 2015 Year in Review

Department of Energy Environmental Management 2015 Year in Review

December 17, 2015
Mitch Pryor with the University of Texas-Austin is coached by Babb Attaway of Savannah River National Laboratory as he tries his hand using a manipulator.
Experts Explore Opportunities to Advance Use of Robotics in EM Cleanup

AIKEN, S.C. – Forty-four U.S. and international robotics experts assembled into a team by EM toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently to discuss how the nuclear cleanup program makes use of robotics technology across the DOE complex.

December 8, 2015
The last of seven tanks in the tank vault at the Separations Process Research Unit is hoisted for placement in a made-to-order shipping container.
EM Celebrates Milestone with Removal of Last Waste Tank at Separations Process Research Unit

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM recently marked a notable milestone at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) when workers removed the last of seven large waste storage tanks from a vault and shipped it to an offsite low-level radioactive waste disposal facility.

November 10, 2015
Workers load an overpack container into a vertical storage cask.
EM’s West Valley Cleanup Finds Success in History-Making Waste Relocation

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – For the first time in U.S. history, high-level waste (HLW) was placed in long-term, outdoor storage.