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June 26, 2013
The 200 West Pump and Treat System is Hanford’s largest facility for treating contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Groundwater Contamination Areas Shrink as EM Exceeds Cleanup Goals

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting groundwater cleanup for EM’s Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site have exceeded a fiscal year goal to remove 3,500 pounds of carbon tetrachloride from groundwater under the center of the site.

May 30, 2013
The Portsmouth site worked with two regional companies and local law enforcement to arrange transportation of 10 massive synchronous condensers as part of an asset recovery effort.
Site Recycles Millions of Pounds of Metal

PIKETON, Ohio — The EM program at the Portsmouth site and its contractor, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, recycled millions of pounds of metal from the demolition of an electrical switchyard that served the former gaseous diffusion plant.

May 30, 2013
Cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
Milestones Keep DUF6 Plants Moving Ahead

PADUCAH, Ky. – The depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plants in Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Ky., celebrated two significant milestones this year.

May 30, 2013
Representatives of DOE Savannah River Operations Office and liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation sign the next generation partnering agreement.
EM Sees Growth Across Complex in Partnering Agreements with Contractors

AIKEN, S.C. – DOE Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dave Moody views the partnering relationship between his office and liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR) as an opportunity to view cleanup work from each other’s point of view.

May 30, 2013
Fifth graders learn about cleaning up groundwater at the Children’s Water Festival.
Kids Clean Up ‘Polluted’ Groundwater at Festival

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Every spring, about 2,500 fifth graders in western Colorado participate in the Children’s Water Festival — two fun-filled days of discoveries about water.

May 30, 2013
Members of the 2013 AAGEN SES Development Program class gather for a photo at the program’s kickoff at the White House in March 2012. EM’s John Moon and Dr. Ming Zhu are in the second row; Moon is second from left and Zhu is third from left. Melvin G. Williams, Jr., former Associate Deputy Energy Secretary, is seated far left in the first row.
New Career Development Program Equips EM Employees with Leadership Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fresh from of a new federal career development program, John Unyong Moon is ready to accomplish some big plans.

May 30, 2013
Oak Ridge Office (ORO) of EM Deputy Manager Sue Cange, left to right, former ORO Manager Jim Hall, former ORO Manager Joe LaGrone, former ORO Manager Gerald Boyd, EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga and ORO EM Manager Mark Whitney take the stage after the showing of “30 Years in 30 Minutes.”
Oak Ridge Reflects on 30 Years of Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program hosted an event this month that documented the site’s environmental cleanup efforts since 1983, six years before the official founding of the Department’s EM.

May 30, 2013
The Hanford site exceeded its goal of reducing fleet vehicles by 15 percent in fiscal year 2012. The overall reduction that year was 25.4 percent.
Green Initiatives Keep Hanford Site Environmentally Responsible

RICHLAND, Wash. ―Though the Hanford site is technically located in the desert, it has a decidedly “green” tint due to many successful pollution prevention and environmental stewardship initiatives.

April 29, 2013
CWI employees discuss safety procedures before they remove a spent nuclear fuel shipment from a shipping container.
Idaho Cleanup Contractor Surpasses Significant Safety Milestones

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – For the second time in a little over a year, employees with DOE contractor CH2M-WG Idaho (CWI) supporting EM at the Idaho site have achieved 1 million hours without a recordable injury. They also worked more than 1.7 million hours without a lost work-time injury.

April 29, 2013
The interior of a pump-and-treat system along the Columbia River at the Hanford Site. With the push of a button, workers can now power the site’s five systems along the river that are working to extract and treat contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Site Creates One-Touch Wonder for Groundwater Treatment Systems

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineers and operators supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to start and stop groundwater treatment along the Columbia River with literally the push of a button.