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March 7, 2013
Workers construct an enclosure for Building H2 at the Separations Process Research Unit
EM Marks Milestone at Separations Process Research Unit

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM met a major regulatory milestone at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) by completing construction of enclosures and ventilation systems required for cleanup.

March 7, 2013
A view of the new facility where transuranic waste will be repackaged at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
EM Opens New Waste Repackaging Facility at Laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM has added another facility to its arsenal of waste repackaging capabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

March 6, 2013
DOE Announces Preference for Disposal of Hanford Transuranic Tank Waste at WIPP

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its preferred alternative to retrieve, treat, package, characterize and certify certain Hanford tank waste for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, if such waste is properly classified in the future as defense-related mixed transuranic tank waste (mixed TRU waste).

March 5, 2013
Participants in the session on Advisory Board contributions to the EM program included, left to right, Karen Guevara, Savannah River Site; Ralph Phelps, Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board; Cate Alexander, EM; Eric Roberts, EHI Consultants; Dave Adler, Oak Ridge site; and Ralph Young, Paducah Citizens Advisory Board.
EM Highlights Advisory Board Contributions

Advisory board contributions to the EM program were the subject of a session at the Waste Management Conference.

March 5, 2013
EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash speaks during the session on barriers small businesses face competing for prime contracts.
DOE Discussion on Small Business Contract Barriers

Small and large business representatives discussed barriers to competition at a well-attended Waste Management Conference session.

March 5, 2013
Alice Williams of EM, left, and Joan Miller of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, sign a Statement of Intent (SOI).
U.S. and Canada Sign Statement of Intent on Nuclear Cleanup

DOE and the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) at the Waste Management Conference.

March 5, 2013
EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco, right, presents a memento to EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Typifies Optimizing Resources to Maximize Results

EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco, right, presents a memento to EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga at the February 2013 Waste Management Conference in Phoenix presented by WM Symposia.

February 27, 2013
EM Achieves A+ for Government and Community Outreach, Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. EM headquarters received an A+ grade for outreach to local governments and communities in an Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) report released today.

ECA, which represents local governments impacted by DOE activities, released its Community Outreach Scorecard rating the Department’s intergovernmental activities.

February 26, 2013
In a mock scenario, firefighters work with an accident victim during a Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program full field exercise
Nearly 3,000 Emergency Responders Receive EM Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) — a DOE program managed by EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation — ensures federal, state, tribal and local responders have access to the plans, training and technical assistance necessary to safely, efficiently and effectively respond to radiological transportation accidents.

February 25, 2013
EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga speaks during the plenary session of the Waste Management Conference in Phoenix today.
Huizenga Kicks Off Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga shared many accomplishments of the nuclear cleanup program in a speech at the annual Waste Management Conference today, including recent news of its progress on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High-Risk List.