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April 29, 2015
SRNS employee Matthew Gay uses critical electronic rounds to take a reading at the Savannah River National Laboratory. In one Continuous Improvement initiative, SRNS switched to recording required facility and equipment readings electronically. The move reduced operator readings from 326 to 26, freeing up as much as 3.5 employee hours per shift — 730 per year — for work on other facility needs. The annual cost savings are over $42,000.
EM Contractor Reaps Benefits of Continuous Improvement Culture

AIKEN, S.C. – Continuous Improvement (CI) at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), EM’s management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), focuses on eliminating wasteful steps in processes, making little changes that result in significant savings.

April 29, 2015
SRR employees work through the Lean process.
EM’s Liquid Waste Contractor Produces $21 Million in Savings with ‘Lean’ System

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) achieved more than $21 million in savings in its first full year using a system that focuses on continuous efficiency and quality improvement.

April 29, 2015
HAMMER Program Manager Thom Hogg discusses radiological monitoring during a National Training Center event and NIEHS Worker Trainer’s Exchange near the Hanford Site.
More Than 200 DOE Safety and Health Trainers Gather for Exchange

RICHLAND, Wash. – More than 200 DOE safety and health trainers from across the complex took part in a training event at the Hanford Site’s Volpentest HAMMER Federal Training Facility.

April 29, 2015
This graphic provides an overview of EM’s 2014 sustainability goals performance.
EM Exceeds DOE Sustainability Goals and Reduces its Carbon Footprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM continues to excel in its support of DOE’s aggressive initiative to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy intensity, which is a measure of building energy use per unit area.

April 29, 2015
Scott Germain, Fluor Federal Services’ Paducah Deactivation Project support and integration manager, illustrates the magnitude of the display cell in one of the process facilities.
Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project

PADUCAH, Ky. – More than 30 local business leaders in the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class recently toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

April 29, 2015
The radar monitoring unit is shown here installed at the Moab site in Utah.
Moab Site Installs Radar Unit to Monitor for Future Potential Rockfalls

MOAB, Utah – The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project continues to implement safety measures to protect its workers from a rockfall like the one that occurred on the hillside above the site last November.

April 29, 2015
EM Paducah site lead Jennifer Woodard discusses electrical resistance heating as part of the trichloroethene remediation at the C-400 groundwater contamination source with David Klaus, DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance (right).
Senior DOE Officials Visit Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Two senior DOE officials overseeing EM’s nuclear cleanup visited the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently.

March 30, 2015
Panelists, from left, included Johnson, Charboneau, and Piketty, and moderator Jody Redeker.
Women of Waste Management Panel Advises Audience: ‘Embrace Hard Work’

PHOENIX – A panel of distinguished leaders in nuclear cleanup discussed issues facing women in the workplace in front of a standing-room-only crowd of participants in the Waste Management 2015 Conference this month.

March 30, 2015
SRNS engineer Missy Byrne, center, works with middle school students at a teach-in at Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, Ga.
Savannah River Site Workers Share Knowledge with Students in Engineering Teach-Ins

AIKEN, S.C. – Employees of EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently held 90 science- and engineering-based demonstrations for more than 2,000 students in the region in recognition of National Engineers Week.

March 30, 2015
Employees cut a ventilation duct attached to the last glove box in the former processing portion of the facility. This work is performed in plastic enclosures to limit the spread of contamination.
Progress Continues Toward Demolition of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Piece by piece, workers are safely and compliantly preparing to demolish a relic of Cold War plutonium production at the Hanford site.