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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.

December 29, 2015
From left, Elaine Diaz, Office of River Protection (ORP) acting chief engineer; John Vienna, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientist; Albert Kruger, ORP glass scientist; and Kevin Smith, ORP manager.
Grand Challenge Winning Entry Proposes Efficiencies to Tank Waste Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – The third annual Grand Challenge, a competition designed to allow ideas to flourish in the service of EM’s Office of River Protection (ORP), named a winning team earlier this year.

December 29, 2015
EM employees Carol Ward, right, and Marlenia Murray, center, serve hot dogs and half-smokes as part of the Combined Federal Campaign.
Serving Hot Dogs and Half-Smokes in Support of People in Need

EM employees Carol Ward, right, and Marlenia Murray, center, serve hot dogs and half-smokes as part of the Combined Federal Campaign, a charitable giving drive, at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

December 29, 2015
Willie Preacher was a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall, Idaho.
EM, Tribal, and State Officials Receive Training on Restoring Damaged Natural Resources

NEW ORLEANS – Senior EM, Tribal, and state officials gathered for a training on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) process for restoring resources damaged from oil spills or hazardous substance releases into the environment.

December 29, 2015
EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash
Participants in Quarterly Public Forum Learn Latest News on Doing Business with EM

EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash provides an overview of EM to more than 50 people attending the Business Opportunity Forum this month at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

December 29, 2015
The UK delegation gathers at the front of the H Reactor core. Left to right: Amanda Anderson, DOE Office of the Chief of Nuclear Safety; Paul Lonsdale, Magnox Ltd.; Steve Kirchhoff, DOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security; Mina Golshan, Office for Nuclear Regulation; Tony Handley, Magnox Ltd.; Anna Clark, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Laurie Judd, Longenecker & Associates.
UK Delegation Focuses on EM’s Reactor ‘Cocooning’ Expertise During Hanford Site Tour

RICHLAND, Wash. – A United Kingdom delegation recently toured Hanford Site cleanup projects, gaining insight into EM Richland Operations Office’s (RL) experience “cocooning” plutonium production reactors as the UK prepares for a similar interim safe storage for 10 commercial reactors.

December 29, 2015
EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau
EM Site Manager Talks Leadership Philosophy, Career Advice with Students

EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau joined other community leaders on a guest panel to discuss leadership, role models, and motivation at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland, Wash. this month.

December 29, 2015
Tour participants are briefed on the Nye County Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring Program before observing sampling at the Amargosa Valley RV Park.
DOE Awards Nye County Grant for Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring

LAS VEGAS – Residents recently learned firsthand how Nye County benefits from a $1.3 million DOE grant awarded for a community-based tritium groundwater monitoring program.

December 29, 2015
SRNS Solid Waste Management Director John Gilmour presents on nuclear waste management at the information pods at ATC.
Information Pods Inform Public on Savannah River Site Missions

AIKEN, S.C. – Careers in Savannah River Site (SRS) missions topped the agenda of information pods, or sessions, held recently on the Aiken Technical College (ATC) campus.