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July 1, 2012
The DOE Feeds Families Fest and Hunger Awareness Event are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forrestal West Plaza in Washington, D.C.
DOE Hosts Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and a representative of the Capital Area Food Bank are among the guest speakers at an event this Tuesday, July 31, to collect food items for the DOE Feeds Families drive.

June 1, 2012
The yellow outline depicts an area southeast of the C-400 Cleaning Building, background, where electrical resistance heating will be used to remove trichloroethene (TCE) down to 60 feet below ground. Electrodes will heat the chemical into a vapor that can be pumped to the surface and treated in the white structure, center.
Paducah Site Undergoing Steady Groundwater Cleanup with Variety of Methods

PADUCAH, Ky. – A multifaceted approach and focused application of technologies are paying dividends toward cleaning up about 2,100 acres of groundwater extending northeasterly from the Paducah site.

June 1, 2012
Lone Oak Middle School sixth-graders pet a mallard hen at the third annual Eco Fair May 15 in West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
Citizens Advisory Board's Eco Fair Blends Fun and Facts for Schoolchildren near Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nearly 500 sixth-graders from three Paducah area middle schools participated in the third annual Eco Fair this past spring.

June 1, 2012
Secretary Chu presents the Secretary of Energy's Appreciation Award to Judy A. McLemore.
DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A representative of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., on Tuesday received the Secretary of Energy’s Appreciation Award for her efforts to improve sustainability and reduce travel costs and the number of fleet vehicles.

June 1, 2012
Dean Neshem, a pump-and-treat operations and maintenance engineer, observes operations at one of the Hanford site's five groundwater treatment facilities. Based on 
technical recommendations from DOE, CH2M HILL engineers tested and compared multiple resins to determine the products capable of removing contaminants from the groundwater.
New Resin Brings Efficiencies to Groundwater Treatment along Columbia River at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company are using a new treatment material that is expected to increase treatment efficiency and reduce annual operating costs at treatment facilities by $1 million per year at the Hanford site in southeast Washington State.

June 1, 2012
DOE Joins Federal Agencies in Summer Food Drive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DOE is working with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies to help stock area food banks as part of the fourth annual Feds Feed Families campaign that runs June through August this year.

June 1, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga speaks during an event announcing the completion of work to place N Reactor in safe storage.
EM’s Top Official Celebrates ‘Cocooning’ of Reactor Dedicated by President Kennedy Decades Ago

RICHLAND, Wash. – In 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited the Hanford site in southeastern Washington state to dedicate N Reactor.

June 1, 2012
A Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) truck approaches the WIPP facility near Carlsbad, N.M. Since opening in 1999, WIPP has established an impressive record. In addition to transporting more than 10,500 shipments safely, WIPP drivers have logged more than 12.6 million safe loaded miles — equivalent to 26 roundtrips to the moon — without a serious accident or injury. Their work has helped DOE clean up 22 transuranic waste sites around the nation.
EM Awards Two Large Contracts to Small Businesses for Trucking Services

CARLSBAD, N.M. –Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Office of Business Director David Garcia will tell you that small business “delivers.”

May 1, 2012
This cylinder hauler at Paducah’s Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services plant delivers the first of DOE’s 14-ton depleted uranium cylinders to USEC for re-enrichment as part 
of a five-party agreement that is extending enrichment operations at the 60-year-old plant for another year, delaying increased costs at the site for DOE.
Paducah Plant Begins Enrichment Operations after Five Parties Strike Agreement

PADUCAH, Ky. – On this Friday, June 1, the first of about 1,100 14-ton cylinders filled with depleted uranium tails will be re-fed into the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, officially marking the start of a project that will extend enrichment operations there for a year.

May 1, 2012
Los Alamos National Laboratory Transuranic Waste Program Exceeds Planned Shipping Goal

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program is looking at another record-setting month for the amount of TRU waste leaving Material Disposal Area G, headed to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal.