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January 27, 2016
Displaying the reward of a team effort between CWI and Idaho Power, from left to right, are Jim Floerke, Chuck Urbanski, and Brian Preussner, all with CWI, and Bo Hanchey and Vern Porter with Idaho Power.
Public Utility Awards EM’s Idaho Site Contractor for Energy Conservation

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM’s main cleanup contractor at the Idaho Site received nearly a quarter-million dollars in incentive checks from Idaho Power’s Custom Efficiency program for implementing energy-conservation ideas at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC).

January 14, 2016
SRS employees and contractors gather to celebrate SWPF contractor Parsons' Star status, the highest recognition in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). DOE launched VPP in 1994 to encourage and recognize excellence in occupational safety and health protection. The program outlines areas DOE contractors and subcontractors can exceed compliance with DOE orders and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. It relies on cooperation between managers, employees, and DOE to continuously improve health and safety programs.
Completing Salt Waste Processing Facility is an EM Priority and Key to SRS Cleanup Progress

AIKEN, S.C. – Cleanup of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is set to reach an important milestone in May with completion of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) construction. When operational, the facility will significantly increase the amount of high-level radioactive tank waste processed and prepared for disposition.

January 14, 2016
A Centerra Protective Force employee uses a mirror to check the undercarriage of a transport trailer before it enters a Savannah River Site Limited Area.
EM Headquarters Office Ensures Safeguards, Security, Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Safeguards, Security and Emergency Preparedness has a unique function supporting the EM mission.

January 14, 2016
A heavy equipment operator uses a shear to move a large section of wall from the C-746-B warehouse during demolition.
New Phase of Demolition Ramps Up at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s ongoing Paducah Site cleanup.

January 14, 2016
Ron Hafner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory lectures for a course in San Ramon, Calif. on packaging and transporting radioactive material.
EM, University of Nevada, Reno Team on “Packaging University”

A burgeoning relationship between EM and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is giving new depth and breadth to a program that trains students and nuclear industry professionals in packing and transporting radioactive material.

January 14, 2016
The sewage treatment facility before demolition.
Los Alamos Demolition Work Progresses Toward Goal of Completing Cleanup

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A sewage treatment facility is among the latest buildings to be demolished at Technical Area 21 (TA-21), a pivotal Manhattan Project and Cold War site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

January 14, 2016
Employees cut apart a two-stories-high glove box from the top down so they can remove the structure piece by piece from the facility.
Hanford Site Prepares for Completion of Plutonium Finishing Plant Demolition

RICHLAND, Wash. – Work crews are nearly done preparing for the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) demolition, a major remediation project that reduces risk to human health and the environment and lowers lifecycle costs for the Hanford Site.

January 14, 2016
The Defense Waste Processing Facility.
EM’s Defense Waste Processing Facility Achieves Waste Cleanup Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – As EM’s Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) closed 2015, workers poured the 4,000th canister of radioactive glass, a major milestone for the robust facility.

January 14, 2016
Pictured (front row from left): Dr. Sean Alford, Aiken County Public School District superintendent; Dr. Susan Winsor, ATC president; Carol Johnson, SRNS president and CEO; Mary Commons, ATC Foundation director; Dr. Vinson Burdette, ATC vice president of enrollment management; (second row from left) 2015-16 Within Reach Scholarship recipients and first-year ATC students Bethany Lewis, Abby Camacho, and Katelynn Johnson.
SRNS Brings College Within Reach for Local Students through $50,000 Donation

AIKEN, S.C. – The management and operations contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is partnering with Aiken Technical College (ATC) to help students pay college debt.

January 14, 2016
Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council Gives Gifts to More Than 100 Children in Need

For the fifth consecutive year, members of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council’s 14 affiliates and other workers at the Hanford Site donated bicycles, helmets, toys, clothes, books, diapers, and other items to 107 children in need over the holidays.