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September 24, 2015
The expanded portion of the 200 West Pump and Treat Facility is shown here. Pumps, filters and piping surround a large, white inlet tank in the background.
Hanford’s Groundwater Treatment System Expands Already Impressive Capabilities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Construction was completed earlier this month on an expansion of Hanford’s 200 West Pump and Treat Facility to remove uranium from groundwater.

September 24, 2015
Electricians prepare to attach a new power cable to a transformer located inside the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Reconfiguration of Paducah Site’s Electrical Distribution Provides Efficiency and Savings

PADUCAH, Ky. ‒ While EM’s Paducah Site is preparing its gaseous diffusion plant (GDP) facilities for future decontamination and decommissioning, optimization of the site’s utilities and other infrastructure to meet current and future needs will provide cost savings that can be invested back into the plant.

September 24, 2015
Federal and contractor employees who worked on the project to remove irradiated components from a reactor pool gather to watch the transport of the shipment offsite for disposition.
EM Removes Radioactive Components from Former Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Surveillance and maintenance — a process to monitor and maintain safe conditions in facilities awaiting demolition — is not a subject that often grabs headlines. But it’s an important part of EM’s portfolio.

September 24, 2015
Jeff Wurtz, an NNSS groundwater specialist, uses an ant farm style model to show middle school students how an aquifer works.
Operation Clean Desert Educates Hundreds of Students on EM Program in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Operation Clean Desert — EM’s effort to educate students on the science of environmental cleanup and other missions at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) — kicked into gear with the start of the school year.

September 24, 2015
Pipefitters don cooling vests under protective suits in near 100-degree heat inside a building at SRS.
Cooling Vests Combat Heat, Improve Visibility at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – Even though the temperature averaged 95 degrees, this was one of the coolest summers in the 25 years Grover Drawdy has worked as a pipefitter.

August 31, 2015
Sue Cange, manager for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
Sue Cange Provides Insight on Oak Ridge’s Cleanup Progress, Partnerships

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Sue Cange, manager for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, is responsible for safely executing the environmental cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

August 31, 2015
Shown here are the remains of Hanford High School, built in 1916 in the town of Hanford. It will be one of many pieces of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Agencies Move Closer to Creating Manhattan Project National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The establishment of a new national park commemorating the Manhattan Project is one step closer now that a draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the federal agencies that will be responsible for the park has been completed and released for public comment.

August 31, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and other DOE officials gather with award winner Joshua Allen and his family at DOE headquarters earlier this month. Front row, left to right, Makenna Allen, Noah Allen, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Aria Allen, and David Allen; back row, left right, DOE Facility Representative Program Manager Earl Hughes, EM Operational Safety Office Director Terrance Tracy, Environment, Health, Safety and Security Associate Under Secretary Matthew Moury, Richland Operations Office Operations and Oversight Division Facility Representative Joshua Allen, Tera Allen, EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, and EM Nuclear Safety Chief Chip Lagdon.
DOE Recognizes EM Richland Operations Office Employees for Excellence in Safety, Cost Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE has honored three EM Richland Operations Office (RL) employees with awards for their exemplary service, dedication to safety, and a cost-savings initiative.

August 31, 2015
SRNL interns gather with their mentors at the laboratory, from left to right: Connie Yung, SRNL MSIPP program manager; Jamal Reynolds, intern, Mercer University; Guannian Zeng, intern, City College of New York; Anna Knox, SRNL scientist; Daniel Berry, intern, University of South Carolina-Aiken; Thomas Ansley, SRNL scientist; Tad Whiteside, SRNL scientist; and Charles Heindel, intern, Georgia Southern University.
EM’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Issues Fiscal Year 2015 Research Contracts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recently awarded contracts worth $3.3 million to support applied research and technology development projects at eight minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

August 31, 2015
From right, EM’s Andre Fordham, Frank Moussa, and Vanessa Jenkins, and other DOE employees, talk with military veterans at DOE’s recruitment booth at the hiring event.
EM Discusses Job Opportunities with 140 Military Veterans at Hiring Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recruiters discussed career opportunities with about 140 military veterans during a recent hiring event held by the U.S. Department of Transportation.