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January 14, 2016
A heavy equipment operator uses a shear to move a large section of wall from the C-746-B warehouse during demolition.
New Phase of Demolition Ramps Up at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s ongoing Paducah Site cleanup.

January 14, 2016
Ron Hafner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory lectures for a course in San Ramon, Calif. on packaging and transporting radioactive material.
EM, University of Nevada, Reno Team on “Packaging University”

A burgeoning relationship between EM and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is giving new depth and breadth to a program that trains students and nuclear industry professionals in packing and transporting radioactive material.

January 14, 2016
The sewage treatment facility before demolition.
Los Alamos Demolition Work Progresses Toward Goal of Completing Cleanup

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A sewage treatment facility is among the latest buildings to be demolished at Technical Area 21 (TA-21), a pivotal Manhattan Project and Cold War site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

January 14, 2016
Employees cut apart a two-stories-high glove box from the top down so they can remove the structure piece by piece from the facility.
Hanford Site Prepares for Completion of Plutonium Finishing Plant Demolition

RICHLAND, Wash. – Work crews are nearly done preparing for the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) demolition, a major remediation project that reduces risk to human health and the environment and lowers lifecycle costs for the Hanford Site.

January 14, 2016
The Defense Waste Processing Facility.
EM’s Defense Waste Processing Facility Achieves Waste Cleanup Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – As EM’s Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) closed 2015, workers poured the 4,000th canister of radioactive glass, a major milestone for the robust facility.

January 14, 2016
Pictured (front row from left): Dr. Sean Alford, Aiken County Public School District superintendent; Dr. Susan Winsor, ATC president; Carol Johnson, SRNS president and CEO; Mary Commons, ATC Foundation director; Dr. Vinson Burdette, ATC vice president of enrollment management; (second row from left) 2015-16 Within Reach Scholarship recipients and first-year ATC students Bethany Lewis, Abby Camacho, and Katelynn Johnson.
SRNS Brings College Within Reach for Local Students through $50,000 Donation

AIKEN, S.C. – The management and operations contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is partnering with Aiken Technical College (ATC) to help students pay college debt.

January 14, 2016
Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council Gives Gifts to More Than 100 Children in Need

For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council’s 14 affiliates and other workers at the Hanford Site donated bicycles, helmets, toys, clothes, books, diapers, and other items to 107 children in need over the holidays.

December 29, 2015
Cranes remove a sluicer from tank C-102 midway through retrieval to replace it with a new piece of equipment. The sluicer is wrapped in two layers of thick plastic to prevent contamination from entering the environment or harming workers.
EM’s Office of River Protection Completes Waste Retrieval in Another Hanford Tank

RICHLAND, Wash. – The EM Office of River Protection (ORP) and its tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions completed waste retrieval activities in tank C-102, marking the 14th single-shell tank retrieved at C tank farm at the Hanford Site.

December 29, 2015
Workers remove transite panels from the K-27 Building.
Oak Ridge’s K-27 Building Set for Demolition

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The EM program in Oak Ridge is more than 96 percent complete with pre-demolition activities at the K-27 Building.

December 29, 2015
DOE Savannah River Operations Office Manager Jack Craig
Savannah River Site Manager Jack Craig Wins Highest Civil Service Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE Savannah River Operations Office Manager Jack Craig recently received the nation’s highest civil service recognition, the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive award.