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April 27, 2016
SRNS engineering mentor Glynn Dyer (left) describes the Savannah River Site H-Canyon chemical separations process to newly hired engineers Lisa Lee and Jae Choi.
Innovative Mentoring Program Provides Positive Start to Rewarding Career

AIKEN, S.C. – Born in South Korea, Jae Choi is the first in his family to graduate from college.

April 27, 2016
EM's Gustave “Bud” Danielson  received a certificate of acclamation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for excellence in forming the society’s International Working Group-Europe.
Engineers Society Awards EM Employee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An EM employee has been honored for bringing a greater international perspective to work to maintain standards for nuclear quality assurance.

April 15, 2016
Lewann Belton, left, director of the Cyber and Information Technology Division at DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office, visits the headquarters of the U.S. Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was greeted by the school’s staff, from left, Todd Boudreau, deputy commander; Maj. Charlie Lewis, chief of the Cyber Leader College; and Thomas Barnes, director of Cyber Training and Education.
Chief Information Officer Talks Savannah River Site Cybersecurity with Army School

FORT GORDON, Ga. – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) chief information officer recently spoke with students in a U.S. Army Cyber School course on advanced cyber warfare about operations at the DOE site.

April 14, 2016
Pictured, left to right: Pam Marks, Federal Project Director, DOE-Savannah River Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Office (SWPFPO); Mary Ann Hopkins, President, Parsons Government Services, Inc.; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, DOE Deputy Secretary; Kim Rapp, Project Controls Lead, SWPFPO; Shayne Farrell, Deputy Federal Project Director, SWPFPO; and Frank Sheppard, Senior Vice President and SWPF Project Manager, Parsons.
Energy Department Honors Savannah River Site Project Team with Secretary’s Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) project team recently garnered the Department of Energy Secretary’s Project Management Improvement Award for 2015.

April 14, 2016
Hanford Site Services Contractor Receives Fiscal Year 2015 Evaluation

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) announced that contractor Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA) earned approximately 89 percent of available fee for services provided at the Hanford Site last fiscal year.

April 14, 2016
EM Shares Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Lessons Learned with Nuclear Energy Agency

PARIS – EM officials shared lessons learned from the 2014 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant underground fire and radiological release with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in a seminar in Paris recently.

April 14, 2016
Award Fee Determination Shows Performance Improvement in WTP Contractor

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Office of River Protection (ORP) Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) contractor Bechtel National Inc. improved its performance slightly in calendar year 2015 compared to the last half of 2014, earning 66 percent of its possible award fee, or $8.31 million out of a possible $12.6 million.

April 14, 2016
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (far left), U.S. Rep. Dennis Heck, (third from left),  Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau (second from left), John Ciucci, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company President (third from right), Office of River Protection Manager Kevin Smith (second from right), and CH2M Maintenance and Groundwater Operations Director Bill Barrett (far right) at 200 West Area groundwater treatment facility.
U.S. Representatives Newhouse, Heck Tour Hanford Site Projects, Facilities

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and U.S. Rep. Dennis Heck toured various projects and facilities at the Hanford Site on April 11, including the Waste Treatment Plant, C Tank Farm, 200 West Area groundwater treatment facility, Plutonium Finishing Plant, and Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

April 14, 2016
Tour participants are provided additional information on Yucca Flat geology. Radomski is second from right in the front row.
After Years of Curiosity, Resident Learns Firsthand About EM’s Cleanup on Tour

LAS VEGAS – Carrie Radomski had never been to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) despite living in Beatty, about 30 miles from Pahute Mesa, a historical underground testing area at the site.

April 14, 2016
Jeff King reviews safety postings on doors at PFP, which are adjusted as safety controls at PFP are changed.
Matching Controls to Declining Risks at the Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Imagine cutting a hole in the side of a nuclear facility that once produced weapons-grade plutonium to safely remove debris.