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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
Bart Barnhart, EM's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget
Air Force Veteran Begins New Career at EM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bart Barnhart was recently named EM’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget.

July 29, 2015
Once a high school intern who completed work at ORP, Jose Marcial is now pursuing a doctorate in material science and engineering.
Student’s Doctoral Studies Grew from Internship at DOE Laboratory, Office of River Protection

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM consistently attracts new talent through its intern program, reaching into high schools and colleges to identify and recruit the next generation of employees.

July 29, 2015
Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalski, left, holds his award with EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto at EM headquarters.
SRNL’s Dr. Terry Michalske Named National Lab Director of the Year

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Dr. Terry Michalske has been selected as National Laboratory Director of the Year by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

July 29, 2015
Transformers from this former, coal-powered facility at SRS are being recycled through the site’s partnership with SRSCRO.
Excess SRS Assets Boost Area Economies

AIKEN, S.C. – One person’s trash is another’s treasure, but at the Savannah River Site (SRS), unneeded equipment and excess materials benefit the region.

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).