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July 29, 2015
Bart Barnhart, EM's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget
Air Force Veteran Begins New Career at EM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bart Barnhart was recently named EM’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget.

July 29, 2015
Once a high school intern who completed work at ORP, Jose Marcial is now pursuing a doctorate in material science and engineering.
Student’s Doctoral Studies Grew from Internship at DOE Laboratory, Office of River Protection

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM consistently attracts new talent through its intern program, reaching into high schools and colleges to identify and recruit the next generation of employees.

July 29, 2015
Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalski, left, holds his award with EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto at EM headquarters.
SRNL’s Dr. Terry Michalske Named National Lab Director of the Year

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Dr. Terry Michalske has been selected as National Laboratory Director of the Year by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

July 29, 2015
Transformers from this former, coal-powered facility at SRS are being recycled through the site’s partnership with SRSCRO.
Excess SRS Assets Boost Area Economies

AIKEN, S.C. – One person’s trash is another’s treasure, but at the Savannah River Site (SRS), unneeded equipment and excess materials benefit the region.

June 30, 2015
Cement trucks hauling specially-formulated grout are once again traversing SRS after grouting activities on Tank 16 began in June.
Grouting Begins on Next SRS Waste Tank

AIKEN, S.C. – Cement trucks hauling specially-formulated grout are once again traversing the Savannah River Site (SRS) after grouting activities on the next underground radioactive liquid waste storage tank began this month.

June 30, 2015
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Old Town area.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Launches Cleanup and Demolition Project

BERKELEY, Calif. – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory authorized this month a small business joint venture to begin a deactivation and demolition project in an area here known as Old Town.

June 30, 2015
Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project retrieval crews safely remove the final box from Pad 1, Cell 2 located in the Transuranic Storage Area Retrieval Enclosure. On the left, the original box was degraded and could not be retrieved intact, so crews removed its contents and overpacked them in three REBOX, which are large wooden containers. On the right, each of the three REBOXs were placed into Bull Run Soft-Sided Overpacks before being exported from the enclosure.
Innovative Idaho Site Crews Find Ways to Make Waste Retrieval Safer, More Efficient

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – It’s comparable in size to an aircraft, and it was once packed with above-ground transuranic waste.

June 30, 2015
Cleanup Performance Prompts Contract Changes at Hanford’s River Corridor

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office has added an additional year to the current River Corridor Closure contract held by Washington Closure Hanford (WCH).

June 30, 2015
 A radiation control technician surveys the radiation levels in the basement level of the F Reactor.
Hanford Site Inspections Give Four Cocooned Reactors Clean Bill of Health

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers at the Hanford Site took a step back in time as they removed welds from the doors and entered four of the site’s cocooned reactors for required inspections.

June 30, 2015
Sara Ledgerwood and Cindy Schneider, FPDP scientists, use advanced equipment to analyze and characterize samples from the project for metals concentration.
Analytical Laboratory Reopens at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Analytical Laboratory at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently reopened to support the new deactivation mission to prepare the site for future decontamination and decommissioning.