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December 24, 2013
Unusually heavy rain in early September caused flash flooding in canyons surrounding Los Alamos.
Waste and Water Top 2013 Accomplishments for Los Alamos EM Program

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest environmental cleanup accomplishments during 2013 centered around waste and water.

December 24, 2013
Crews tear though the final wall of Building K-25, bringing an end to the five-year demolition project.
Oak Ridge Focuses on Old and New in 2013

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - In 2013, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management completed numerous projects. Some of the major accomplishments involved reaching two long-standing goals and progressing on the design of a new construction project.

November 26, 2013
Carlsbad Field Office’s Abe Van Luik, third from right, examines rock salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany.
WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members

EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) participated in the second meeting of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA) Salt Club and the 4th U.S.-German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design & Operation in Berlin.

November 26, 2013
EM deactivated one of five ventilation branches that led to stack 3039. The ventilation branches are connected to numerous facilities throughout ORNL’s central campus.
One of EM’s Last Recovery Act Projects at Oak Ridge Improves Safety at Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Workers recently completed the Building 4500 Stack Removal Project, one of the Oak Ridge EM program’s final cleanup projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 26, 2013
BWCS employees from all departments of the DUF6 project at the Portsmouth site come together to mark five years without a lost-time accident.
Portsmouth Site Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Accident

PIKETON, Ohio – The depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plant at EM’s Portsmouth site marked five years without a lost-time accident this month, equating to 1,826 workdays or 1,916,103 work hours.

November 26, 2013
A composite image comprised of dozens of photos taken inside C-110 provides a rare panoramic view of the tank interior. Portions of the tank floor and the FoldTrack waste-retrieval system are clearly visible.
Workers Complete Retrieval of 11th Single-Shell Tank at EM’s Hanford Site

Operators use multiple technologies to remove waste from underground storage tank

November 26, 2013
DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The conversion plants at EM’s Paducah and Portsmouth sites surpassed a fiscal year 2013 goal by converting 13,679 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), more than doubling production a year earlier.

November 26, 2013
Employees with Swift & Staley Inc., a Paducah site small business contractor, repair a railroad on the site.
EM Exceeds Fiscal Year 2013 Small Business Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM obligated nearly $385 million to prime small business contracts, or 7.9 percent of its $4.9 million procurement base, in fiscal year 2013, far surpassing its goals.

November 26, 2013
Mobile Visitors in Particular to Note Web Upgrade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE recently launched changes to Energy.gov, which includes the public website for EM.

November 26, 2013
Maine Maritime Academy senior Jared Woods learned about nuclear waste management issues at EM.
Summer Fellow Explores EM’s Cold War Cleanup

Jared Woods graduates from the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) next month with the experience of an adventurous summer as a fellow in the DOE Scholars Program, an opportunity to explore the agency’s careers and learn about its mission and operations.