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October 29, 2015
‘One EM Team’ Concept Among Team’s Recommendations to Improve Work Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM headquarters employees enjoy their work, put in extra effort to get a job done, and feel encouraged to find new ways of doing things. But they also believe EM can do more to recognize and reward those behaviors.

October 29, 2015
The U.K. delegation is pictured with EM and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) officials at DOE headquarters. From left to right: Andy Worrall, the U.S. and U.K. Lab Coordinator, ORNL; Steve Thomson, Waste Management, Business Lead, NNL; John Mathieson, Head of International Relations, NDA; Rick Short, Research & Development Manager, NDA; Steve Napier, International Technical Relations, NNL; Anthony Banford, Waste Management Chief Technology Officer, NNL; Keith Miller, Head of Marketing, NNL; and EM Senior Technical Advisor Rodrigo (Rod) V. Rimando, Jr.
U.K. Officials Visit DOE Headquarters to Collaborate on Nuclear Cleanup Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.K. senior-level delegation recently met with headquarters officials from DOE’s offices of EM and Nuclear Energy to expand collaboration under the government-to-government Statement of Intent signed by the Department and U.K.’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

October 29, 2015
A canister filled with nonradioactive glass sits on display.
Glass Science Could Boost Hanford Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – As EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP) continues with design and construction of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project at the Hanford Site, tests continue to enhance the predicted results of turning waste into glass.

October 29, 2015
Workers stand atop newly placed drums and boxes of transuranic waste, circa. 1971. The drums and boxes would soon be covered with soil to form a protective berm.
EM Cleanup Crew Nears Finish at Idaho Transuranic Waste Storage Facility

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Working deliberately under demanding conditions, workers have entered the final storage “cell” to remove drums and boxes of waste from the Transuranic Storage Area–Retrieval Enclosure (TSA-RE) at the Department’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) in Idaho.

October 29, 2015
EM Contractor’s Role in Energy-Conservation Challenge Pays Off for Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A challenge issued three years ago by a facility director to his staff at the Idaho Site has resulted in the implementation of several energy-conservation projects and huge cost savings to taxpayers.

October 29, 2015
NSSAB members get a briefing on groundwater characterization elements during a tour of the Nevada National Security Site.
Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board Tackles New Work Plans, Looks to Future

LAS VEGAS – Members of the Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board (NSSAB) rolled up their sleeves and dug into their work plans during their recent annual planning meeting.

October 29, 2015
An aerial view of the package boilers installed into the site’s existing steam system.
Paducah Package Steam Boilers to Provide Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

PADUCAH, Ky. – Five modern, modular steam boilers have replaced three larger coal-fired boilers that comprised the steam plant at EM’s Paducah Site.

October 29, 2015
New submersible mixing pumps have been installed in radioactive waste tanks at the Savannah River Site, fulfilling a cost-saving initiative for Savannah River Remediation, EM’s liquid-waste contractor at SRS.
Savannah River Site Liquid-Waste Contractor Installs New Cost-Saving Pump Design

AIKEN, S.C. – Sometimes, buying off the shelf beats a special order when it comes to saving money.

At the Savannah River Site (SRS), that mantra has been applied to pumps used to mixed radioactive waste in million-gallon waste tanks.

October 29, 2015
Sharon Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation electrical and instrumentation technician, receives the Safety and Health Achievement Award from VPPPA Board Chairman Mike Maddox at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.
Employee of Savannah River Site Contractor Recognized as Exemplary in Safety and Health

AIKEN, S.C. – Sharon Kidd has a passion for safety in the workplace.

Kidd, a Savannah River Remediation (SRR) electrical and instrumentation technician, received the Safety and Health Achievement Award at the 31st Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) conference held recently in Grapevine, Texas.

October 5, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks during DOE's National Cleanup Workshop.
Secretary Moniz Kicks Off Inaugural National Cleanup Workshop with Call for Collaboration to Address EM’s Challenges

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz commenced DOE’s first-ever National Cleanup Workshop last week by highlighting recent major EM accomplishments and emphasizing the importance of working together to overcome remaining challenges in the cleanup program.