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August 1, 2012
James Cunningham, right, nails a board to the framework for a deck project in Jackson. Ashley Flowers, Savannah River Remediation project controls intern, assists by holding the board in place.
Community-Minded Interns at Savannah River Site Help Area Residents in Need with Home Repairs

AIKEN, S.C. – More than two dozen college interns who worked at the Savannah River Site (SRS) this summer joined other volunteers and headed into area neighborhoods to help people in need with home repairs.

August 1, 2012
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars pose before boarding a bus during their Paducah site visit this summer.
Paducah Site Hosts Governor’s Scholars Visit

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nineteen of Kentucky’s brightest teenagers visited the Paducah site this summer to learn more about environmental cleanup and waste management.

August 1, 2012
DOE Carlsbad Field Office Deputy Manager Ed Ziemianski presents a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team with the Green Zia Program Silver Level Leader award from the New 
Mexico Environment Department earlier this month in recognition of environmental initiatives. Shown right of Ziemianski is Farok Sharif, Washington TRU Solutions LLC, the WIPP management and operating contractor, President and General Manager.
Carlsbad Field Office Receives New Mexico’s Silver Award for Environmental Excellence

CARLSBAD, N.M. – For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recognized the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) for its environmental stewardship by implementing pollution prevention practices and for excellence in long-term environmental and economic sustainability at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

August 1, 2012
Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Completing the world’s largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM’s priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its
corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a
consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex.

August 1, 2012
Workers near completion of the non-technetium area of K-25’s east wing (left). Oak Ridge anticipates beginning demolition on the North Tower (right) by October.
Oak Ridge Commemorates Past, Moves Forward with Cleanup of Historic K-25 Site

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Representatives from federal, state, and local historic preservation groups gathered earlier this month to celebrate the formal completion of an agreement that preserves the historic contributions of Oak Ridge’s K-25 site to the Manhattan Project and Cold War.

July 1, 2012
The DOE Feeds Families Fest and Hunger Awareness Event are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forrestal West Plaza in Washington, D.C.
DOE Hosts Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and a representative of the Capital Area Food Bank are among the guest speakers at an event this Tuesday, July 31, to collect food items for the DOE Feeds Families drive.

July 1, 2012
Kevin Dressman, director of the DOE Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement, addresses LATA Kentucky employees during a training session. The June regulatory assistance review was aimed at ensuring worker safety.
DOE Headquarters Review Focuses on Improved LATA Kentucky Worker Safety

PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security headquarters representatives recently spent three days at the Paducah site helping EM cleanup contractor LATA Kentucky better identify and correct issues before they result in worker illness or injury.

July 1, 2012
Members of the Carlsbad Technical Assistance Contractor discuss audit criteria for quality assurance implementation.
Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor Shares In Top Honor

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor’s (CTAC) parent company, Portage, Inc., and its 400 employees nationwide recently achieved a significant milestone by exceeding one million hours worked over 560 days without a lost-time injury or illness.

July 1, 2012
X-326 Facility Manager Jack Tully, left to right, DOE Site Lead Joel Bradburne and Operator Russ Nickell stand in the local control room after the last processing equipment that had been operating in the uranium enrichment cascade at the Portsmouth site in Piketon was shut down.
EM to Proceed with Demolition Following Completion of Cascade Cleanout Operations

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are reviewing decontamination and decommission (D&D) approaches for three buildings that housed the equipment for uranium
enrichment that was shut down this spring after operating for 57 years.

July 1, 2012
Every year, Americans generate almost 2.5 million tons of used electronics, which are made from valuable resources such as precious metals and rare earth materials, as well as plastic and glass. Photo: U.S Environmental Protection Agency
EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE’s Electronics Footprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is talking big steps to reduce its electronics footprint with exceptional results. EM sites won the majority of awards given to DOE for their outstanding performance in the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC).