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July 30, 2013
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter discusses the importance of completing the cleanup mission at the Idaho site.
Idaho Governor Praises DOE, Contractor Effort for Resuming Critical Cleanup Project

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Sometimes it takes creative solutions to solve financial challenges.

July 30, 2013
The highly-efficient, biomass-fired cogeneration facility at the Savannah River Site replaced a 1950s-era coal-fired plant and will result in significantly reduced pollutant emissions, including a reduction of 100,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions.
EM Plays Integral Role in Department's Sustainability Scorecard Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM’s clean energy contributions helped DOE achieve a number of successes in the latest Sustainability and Energy Scorecards for federal agencies released by the Office of Management and Budget.

July 30, 2013
From left: Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Commander of the New Mexico Air National Guard Colonel Steven J. VerHelst; Franco; New Mexico Army National Guard Chief of Staff Colonel Timothy Paul; and Eddy County, N.M., ESGR Chairman Tony Renteria. The National ESGR seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.
EM Field Office Manager Receives Military Honor

EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco receives the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award in June at a ESGR recognition event in Carlsbad, N.M.

June 26, 2013
Leo Duffy served as head of DOE's nuclear cleanup program from 1989 to 1993.
Duffy Served as EM's First Assistant Secretary

Editor’s note: In an occasional EM Update series, we feature interviews with former EM Assistant Secretaries to reflect on their achievements and challenges in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup and to discuss endeavors in life after EM.

June 26, 2013
Team members gather for a photo after safely and successfully completing a complicated glove box separation.
Hanford Workers Achieve Success in Difficult Glove Box Project at Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) recently finished safely separating three glove boxes for removal from Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) after months of planning and preparation.

June 26, 2013
The 200 West Pump and Treat System is Hanford’s largest facility for treating contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Groundwater Contamination Areas Shrink as EM Exceeds Cleanup Goals

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting groundwater cleanup for EM’s Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site have exceeded a fiscal year goal to remove 3,500 pounds of carbon tetrachloride from groundwater under the center of the site.

June 26, 2013
EM uses data collected at monitoring wells to determine groundwater migration patterns and potential risks.
Oak Ridge EM Program Collaborates with Regulators on Groundwater Strategy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge EM program has joined state and federal regulators in a series of workshops to address contaminated groundwater on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

June 26, 2013
This 13,000-square-foot building constructed by Babcock Services, Inc. is a sign of continued success for the East Tennessee Technology Park Heritage Center.
Site Attracts Private Sector Investments for Reuse

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – DOE envisions Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) Heritage Center — a former uranium enrichment site — as a thriving private industrial park.

June 26, 2013
Only the 620 employees at EM’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project earned the right to this vanity plate after working more than 14 million hours without a lost-time injury and safely and compliantly shipping more than 50,000 cubic meters of transuranic and mixed low-level radioactive waste for disposal.
Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Achieves Impressive Safety and Production Marks

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – 14M50K is the new, genuinely unique vanity plate that only the 620 employees at EM’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at the Idaho site have earned the right to put on their vehicles.

June 26, 2013
Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest

CARLSBAD, N.M. – If a picture is worth a thousand words, seeing EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., is invaluable to understanding the service it provides to the nation.