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June 30, 2016
SRNS engineers Alex Somers (left) and Nhon Do (center) discuss H-Canyon nuclear processes with SRNS Engineering Leadership Development Program Manager Mike Hughes. Somers and Do visited most major facilities at SRS as part of the training and enrichment program for new engineers.
Overcoming Adversity on New Career Paths

AIKEN, S.C. – Alex Somers pursued a military career with a goal of serving on a nuclear submarine until a diabetes diagnosis ended his dream.

June 30, 2016
Washington Closure Hanford workers prepare waste retrieved from the Hanford Site’s 618-10 Burial Ground for shipment to the site’s disposal facility for low-level waste.
EM River Corridor Cleanup Contractor Surpasses 7 Million Safe Hours

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) and its subcontractor employees achieved a significant safety milestone by working 7 million hours without a lost workday injury.

June 30, 2016
Students from Carla Evans’ Advanced Environmental Science class at Ohio’s Waverly High School visit Lake Hope State Park as part of educational activities included within the ASER Summary Project.
Students Enhance Skills While Summarizing Environmental Information

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM’s Annual Site Environmental Reports (ASER) are complex technical documents comprising several hundred pages of information about the former gaseous diffusion plants near Piketon, Ohio and Paducah, Ky.

June 30, 2016
Aiken Technical College students get a firsthand look at the tritium production program while on a tour of the 310-square-mile Savannah River Site.
Students in New Nuclear Training Program Tour Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – Students in a nuclear training program’s inaugural class recently toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) to view EM cleanup efforts and nuclear facilities where they may one day work.

June 30, 2016
ORP Cycling Team Places Third in Challenge

RICHLAND, Wash. – Four EM Office of River Protection employees peddled for the annual Federal Bike Challenge, logging an impressive 1,375 miles and taking third place out of 200 teams.

June 15, 2016
Panelists at the event for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus included, left to right, Parsons Senior Vice President and Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Manager Frank Sheppard, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, and Bechtel National Inc. Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project Director Peggy McCullough.
EM Marks Progress on Facilities, Outlines Safe Startup and Commissioning Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leadership from EM and its contractors highlighted measurable progress on major cleanup facilities across the complex and discussed a safe and successful path forward for startup and commissioning at an event for the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on June 8.

June 15, 2016
Workers install filtration systems to the RNS drums.
Los Alamos Field Office Installs Additional Safety Measure to Drums

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM’s Los Alamos Field Office and contractor Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) recently completed installation of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems to remediated nitrate salt (RNS) drums.

June 15, 2016
OREM Manager Sue Cange tells attendees about the organization’s budget and planning process, including its funding levels, commitments, and near-term priorities.
Oak Ridge Community Meeting Focused on Enabling Future Missions

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) recently hosted its annual community workshop, an event intended to raise awareness about the organization’s budget and planning process, including its funding levels, commitments, and near-term priorities.

June 15, 2016
Ancillary Building Demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant Complex

RICHLAND, Wash. – Progress toward demolition at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) on the Hanford Site continued with the safe demolition of a small building near the main PFP complex this month.

June 15, 2016
Crews process some of the roughly 1,700 drums of waste that have been processed at the 618-10 Burial Ground.
Richland Operations Office Makes Progress Removing Drums at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and cleanup contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have excavated and processed the majority of drums at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of the Hanford Site’s most hazardous burial grounds.