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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.

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.

April 29, 2013
The time capsule and its contents will be brought before a DOE Hanford artifact committee that determines what to do with historic Hanford items.
Coffee Can Time Capsule Found at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site got quite a surprise while preparing a building for demolition.

April 29, 2013
Though not linked to activities at Clean Slate III, the rocket is situated inside the historic testing location, identified for the plutonium dispersal test conducted under Operation Roller Coaster in June 1963.
Rocket Slated for Removal Following Inspections

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Field Office and U.S. Air Force staff conducted inspections of a partially-buried rocket located at a historic testing location on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) earlier this year.

April 29, 2013
Environmental sampling helps identify which reservation locations are not contaminated.
Oak Ridge Project Opens Possibilities for Future Mission Work, Development

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM is refining the picture of uncontaminated areas within the 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation through a review of historic documents and extensive sampling, analysis and characterization.

April 29, 2013
Robert Brown, SRR tank farm operator, performs daily inspections of a salt disposition process facility. The inspections and improvement upgrades have resulted in continued successful operations.
Salt Waste Contractor Reaches Contract Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – The liquid waste cleanup contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently surpassed a 2013 contract milestone by processing more than 600,000 gallons of salt waste.

April 29, 2013
WIPP employees guide a TRU waste payload as it is lifted from a shipping container by an overhead crane. The TRU dock platform allows workers to access the 10-foot-high TRUPACT-II shipping container.
WIPP Celebrates 14th Anniversary

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently marked its 14th year as America’s only operational deep geologic repository for the disposal of radioactive waste.

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.