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June 15, 2016
Larry McCandless of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth demonstrates the use of the GIS viewer.
EM Site Puts Environmental Database Online

PIKETON, Ohio – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Portsmouth Site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the Internet.

June 15, 2016
Bechtel employees Jared Thomas (left) and Brian Tyrrell at WTP.
Engineers Go Mobile with Tablets, Bring Benefits to Waste Treatment Plant Project

RICHLAND, Wash. – Jared Thomas has been hard to find at his desk lately. And that’s a good thing.

June 15, 2016
Shown (from left): EM Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vincent Adams, Fluor Government Group Environmental & Nuclear Business Line Senior Vice President Greg Meyer, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) Deputy Site Project Director Jeff Stevens, EM Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Acting Manager Robert Edwards, FBP Site Project Director Dennis Carr, EM Portsmouth Site Lead Joel Bradburne, and EM Portsmouth OSWDF Federal Project Director Johnny Reising.
Portsmouth Site Breaks Ground For Waste Disposal

PIKETON, Ohio – Work has begun on a sediment pond at the On-site Waste Disposal Facility (OSWDF) site in the northeast area of EM’s Portsmouth Site.

June 15, 2016
A physical security specialist with Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC conducts a secured-area inspection as part of the contractor’s security oversight duties at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site.
Two EM Contractors Are Among Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two contractors supporting EM cleanup have been recognized with awards from DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

June 15, 2016
This year's Savannah River Remediation summer interns have arrived. The 42 interns include (front row; left to right) Casey Rhodes, Logan Tihey, Jonathan Townsend, A’jay Jones, Victoria Truelove, Ximena Vasquez, Christopher York, Brandon Byers, Tu Nguyen, Tristen Fields, Zoe Wesley, Briana Young, Meredith Williamson, Robert Morgan, Jennifer Herbert, and Keaton Thurmond; and (back row; left to right) Eric Patterson, Jake Mellon, Tom Hampton, Lee Girardeau, Eddie Dernar, Michael Harris, Paul Jackson, Greg Head, Vondray Sanford, DJ Roberts, Christopher Turner, Hunter Norris, Brock Metzger, Constance Kinney, Taylor Schneider, and Michael Jaffe. Brad Lloyd, Curtis Wilson, Raven Woods, Belinda Owusu, Alton Turner, Jabril McKevie, Stuart Ralston, Austin Long, John Kolbeck, and David Webb are not pictured.
Savannah River Remediation’s Interns Arrive

AIKEN, S.C. – Through its summer internship program, EM's liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site has gained 42 interns eager to gain hands-on experience in fields ranging from engineering to law.

May 31, 2016
Crews are moving at an impressive pace on Building K-27, completing more than 65 percent of the demolition since February.
Oak Ridge’s Building K-27 Disappearing Quickly

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – In February 2016, demolition crews made their first tear into the K-27 gaseous diffusion building. Now, only months later, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) have already completed demolition on more than 65 percent of the four-story, 383,000-square-foot facility.

May 31, 2016
Employees collect samples to record mercury levels in the East Fork Poplar Creek ecosystem at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
New EM Plan Calls for Research, Technology to Help Fight Mercury Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has released a new plan to address mercury contamination that advocates for research and technology development to resolve key technical uncertainties with the pollutant in environmental remediation, facility deactivation and decommissioning, and tank waste processing.

May 31, 2016
On the first day, the storage cask is transported to the Main Process Plant Building, where the overpack lid and lid shield are removed.
Waste Canister Relocation is in Full Swing at EM’s West Valley Site

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – With the passing of winter, EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) crews have resumed relocating canisters of high-level waste (HLW).

May 31, 2016
The Effluent Treatment Facility (at bottom) and the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility (at top).
Hanford Restarts Facility to Clean Up Wastewater

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Office of River Protection’s (ORP) Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) resumed operations May 19 after a two-year period that saw ORP assume its oversight from the Richland Operations Office (RL) and a major upgrade to its equipment.

May 31, 2016
Glovebox Removal at Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant Winding Down

RICHLAND, Wash. – At the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Site, crews with EM contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are in the process of removing the last of the gloveboxes from the facility before demolition begins.