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August 31, 2015
Shown here are the remains of Hanford High School, built in 1916 in the town of Hanford. It will be one of many pieces of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Agencies Move Closer to Creating Manhattan Project National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The establishment of a new national park commemorating the Manhattan Project is one step closer now that a draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the federal agencies that will be responsible for the park has been completed and released for public comment.

August 31, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and other DOE officials gather with award winner Joshua Allen and his family at DOE headquarters earlier this month. Front row, left to right, Makenna Allen, Noah Allen, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Aria Allen, and David Allen; back row, left right, DOE Facility Representative Program Manager Earl Hughes, EM Operational Safety Office Director Terrance Tracy, Environment, Health, Safety and Security Associate Under Secretary Matthew Moury, Richland Operations Office Operations and Oversight Division Facility Representative Joshua Allen, Tera Allen, EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, and EM Nuclear Safety Chief Chip Lagdon.
DOE Recognizes EM Richland Operations Office Employees for Excellence in Safety, Cost Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE has honored three EM Richland Operations Office (RL) employees with awards for their exemplary service, dedication to safety, and a cost-savings initiative.

August 31, 2015
SRNL interns gather with their mentors at the laboratory, from left to right: Connie Yung, SRNL MSIPP program manager; Jamal Reynolds, intern, Mercer University; Guannian Zeng, intern, City College of New York; Anna Knox, SRNL scientist; Daniel Berry, intern, University of South Carolina-Aiken; Thomas Ansley, SRNL scientist; Tad Whiteside, SRNL scientist; and Charles Heindel, intern, Georgia Southern University.
EM’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Issues Fiscal Year 2015 Research Contracts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recently awarded contracts worth $3.3 million to support applied research and technology development projects at eight minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

August 31, 2015
From right, EM’s Andre Fordham, Frank Moussa, and Vanessa Jenkins, and other DOE employees, talk with military veterans at DOE’s recruitment booth at the hiring event.
EM Discusses Job Opportunities with 140 Military Veterans at Hiring Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM recruiters discussed career opportunities with about 140 military veterans during a recent hiring event held by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

August 31, 2015
U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson addresses attendees at the H Canyon 60th anniversary event. In the background are, from left, Savannah River Site Manager Jack Craig, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Carol Johnson, and EM’s Tank Waste and Nuclear Material Deputy Assistant Secretary Ken Picha.
H Canyon’s 60th Anniversary Event Honors Past, Celebrates Future at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson, EM’s Tank Waste and Nuclear Material Deputy Assistant Secretary Ken Picha, community stakeholders, and current and retired H Canyon employees recently came together to celebrate the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) H Canyon Facility’s 60 years of service to the United States.

August 31, 2015
Students explore the inside of Idaho National Laboratory’s Computer Assisted Virtual Environment.
DOE Idaho Operations Office’s STEM Partnership with Elementary School Grows

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho Operations Office continues to demonstrate DOE’s commitment to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through a partnership with A.H. Bush Elementary School in Idaho Falls.

August 31, 2015
Workers train to prepare for the ion-exchange water treatment process.
EM Completes Project to Maintain Water Quality of Spent Nuclear Fuel Basin at Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM and its main cleanup contractor at DOE’s Idaho Site recently reached a major project milestone necessary to maintain water quality and continued, safe operations within the site’s spent nuclear fuel storage basin.

August 31, 2015
WRPS Compliance Programs Lead Lisa Bunch holds a plaque the company received from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for the company’s commitment to hiring veterans. Also pictured are, from left to right, Dave Olson, WRPS president and project manager; Jennie Weber, ESD’s eastern regional director; and Nick Erickson, the local veterans' employment representative.
State Honors Hanford’s Tank Operations Contractor for Hiring Veterans

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), EM Office of River Protection’s prime contractor responsible for safely managing tank waste at the Hanford Site, was one of seven employers recently recognized by the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for hiring veterans.

August 31, 2015
Stephen Casey of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office receives his degree from NDU President Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, U.S. Marine Corps, during the main campus graduation earlier this year at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
EM Leaders Earn National Defense Degrees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM employees were recently awarded Master of Science degrees from the National Defense University (NDU) as part of a DOE-sponsored professional development program.

July 29, 2015
SRNS environmental engineers Ron Socha (left) and Frank Sappington inspect earth-moving work within a basin containing coal ash.
Savannah River Site Takes on Another Environmental Cleanup Challenge: Coal-Fired Ash

AIKEN, S.C. – Workers have begun excavating a thick layer of coal ash covering approximately 100 acres of the Savannah River Site (SRS).