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June 30, 2014
SRNL Investigator Dr. James Marra
EM Laboratory Researcher James Marra Recognized for Leadership

AIKEN, S.C. – Dr. James Marra, an investigator with EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), was named the 2014 recipient of the D.T. Rankin Award for exemplary service to the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).

June 30, 2014
A hole near Hanford's D Reactor now 85 feet deep is shown when it was about 70 feet deep.
Workers Successfully Excavate Mother Lode of Chromium Contamination at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have removed what is believed to be the primary source of chromium contamination to the Columbia River near Hanford’s D Reactor after workers excavated 2.2 million tons of material from waste sites.

June 30, 2014
EM Acting Assistant Secretary David Huizenga signs the notice of intent in late May.
DOE Signs Notice to Prepare Environmental Assessment on Proposed Project with Germany

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department recently signed a notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts from a proposed project to accept used nuclear fuel from the Federal Republic of Germany at DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS) for processing and disposition.

June 30, 2014
Trainer Randall Rickman, left to right, observes Larry Berg from EM’s Safety, Security and Quality Programs office and Tony Pierpoint from DOE’s Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments practice chemical sampling during Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response initial training in Germantown, Md.
Headquarters Training Supports EM Field Sites

GERMANTOWN, Md. – EM’s Office of Safety, Security and Quality Programs sponsored training for headquarters staff for nine days this month to help them better support the Cold War program’s cleanup sites around the complex.

June 30, 2014
SRR Radiological Protection Inspector Tony Spence, who graduated from ATC, performs radiation monitoring duties.
Savannah River Remediation, College Create Job Opportunities for Graduates

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS), requires workers with unique skills to protect employees from radiation as the company works safely toward completing its mission.

June 30, 2014
DOE named Terrel "Terry" J. Spears the new deputy manager of the Savannah River Site.
New Savannah River Site Deputy Manager Named

AIKEN, S.C. – DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office selected Terrel “Terry” J. Spears as the deputy manager of the Savannah River Site (SRS) this month.

June 30, 2014
The caped comb shows that the queen bee has laid eggs in the hives.
Moab Site is ‘Beezy’ with a New Kind of Worker

MOAB, Utah – Things are abuzz at EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project site in Utah. This spring, two Italian honeybee hives were started on the site’s northeast portion.

May 29, 2014
Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Project Services and Support Director Sandra Fairchild, far left, presented checks to recipients of the SRR 2014 STAR Scholarships during a recent ceremony. Recipients, second from left to right, are Nancy Brady-Wood, Kelly Edwards Elementary School, Williston, S.C.; Allison Childers, A. Brian Merry Elementary School, Augusta, Ga.; Mary Hellen Cochran, Greendale Elementary School, New Ellenton, S.C.; La’Kendra Garrett, Merriwether Elementary School, Edgefield County, S.C.; Christi McWaters, East Aiken School of the Arts, Aiken, S.C.; Debbie Murphy, Gracewood Elementary School, Augusta, Ga.; Diane Polk, Busbee Corbett Elementary School, Wagener, S.C.; Mary Simpson, North Augusta Elementary School, North Augusta, S.C.; Theresa Spieker, Mossy Creek Elementary School, North Augusta, S.C.; and Wanda Wates, W.E. Parker Elementary School, Edgefield County, S.C. Recipients not pictured include Holly Palmer, Chukker Creek Elementary School, Aiken, S.C., and Whitten Chavis, J.D. Lever Elementary School, Aiken, S.C.
EM Contractor Awards STEM Grants to Schools

Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the EM program’s liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), awarded grants to 12 area schools to recognize and support excellence in teaching.

May 29, 2014
Industrial Hygiene employees at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant streamlined and consolidated their operations, increasing safety and efficiency for employees on the project.
Worker Involvement Improves Safety at Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant

Employees at the Hanford site are working together to find new and innovative ways to stay safe at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, one of the site’s most complex decommissioning projects.

May 29, 2014
Sky Energy of Ohio University claimed first place in the competition for its clean and renewable energy pitch to construct a solar and wind facility at the Portsmouth site. From left, David Felty, Mishion Payne, Bobby Pfeiffer, and Zach Ousley.
Competition Challenges Student-Entrepreneurs

Students and aspiring entrepreneurs from Ohio University in Chillicothe and Shawnee State University in Portsmouth recently went head-to-head in a Regional Business “Pitch” Competition sponsored by DOE.