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April 27, 2016
Left to right, ORSSAB Chair Belinda Price, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, City of Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, and Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Deputy Manager Jay Mullis gather at the EM SSAB 2016 Spring Chairs Meeting in Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Hosts EM Site Specific Advisory Board Spring Chairs Meeting

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – More than 60 participants from across the country traveled to Oak Ridge this month to attend the EM Site Specific Advisory Board’s (SSAB) 2016 Spring Chairs Meeting. The event was hosted by the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB).

April 27, 2016
Savannah River Site Contractor Resumes Full Operations Following Pause

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has resumed full operations following an operational pause in September 2015, incorporating improvements and lessons learned across all projects and facilities. The HB Line facility emerged from a period of improvements called Deliberate Operations in April, the last of the SRNS operations to resume full operations.

April 27, 2016
Nuclear Waste Partnership received about 86 percent of the available fee for the performance period as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant management and operations contractor.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Contractor Receives 86 Percent of Available Fee

CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently issued the fiscal year 2015 fee award determination for Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), and it shows the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) management and operations contractor earned almost 86 percent — or about $11.7 million of more than $13.6 million — of the fee available for the performance period.

April 27, 2016
An ancillary building in the H Reactor Area is among many in the soil and groundwater program that was demolished ahead of schedule.
Forward Thinking of Employees at Hanford Site Helps in Accelerated Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M) are finding creative ways to manage resources and accelerate Hanford Site cleanup. Workers recently completed a demolition project along the Columbia River shoreline that included tearing down several old groundwater treatment buildings and disposing of thousands of pieces of equipment.

April 27, 2016
Idaho Treatment Group’s Characterization and Storage Manager Chuck Stepzinski examines 100-gallon drums that have been certified and are ready to ship for disposal.
Employees Achieve Certified Success at Idaho Site’s Waste Treatment Project

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Employees at EM’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) at the Idaho Site have finished preparing 7,231 certified waste drums so they’re at the ready to be shipped for disposal.

April 27, 2016
SRNS engineering mentor Glynn Dyer (left) describes the Savannah River Site H-Canyon chemical separations process to newly hired engineers Lisa Lee and Jae Choi.
Innovative Mentoring Program Provides Positive Start to Rewarding Career

AIKEN, S.C. – Born in South Korea, Jae Choi is the first in his family to graduate from college.

April 27, 2016
EM's Gustave “Bud” Danielson  received a certificate of acclamation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for excellence in forming the society’s International Working Group-Europe.
Engineers Society Awards EM Employee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An EM employee has been honored for bringing a greater international perspective to work to maintain standards for nuclear quality assurance.

April 15, 2016
Lewann Belton, left, director of the Cyber and Information Technology Division at DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office, visits the headquarters of the U.S. Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was greeted by the school’s staff, from left, Todd Boudreau, deputy commander; Maj. Charlie Lewis, chief of the Cyber Leader College; and Thomas Barnes, director of Cyber Training and Education.
Chief Information Officer Talks Savannah River Site Cybersecurity with Army School

FORT GORDON, Ga. – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) chief information officer recently spoke with students in a U.S. Army Cyber School course on advanced cyber warfare about operations at the DOE site.

April 14, 2016
Pictured, left to right: Pam Marks, Federal Project Director, DOE-Savannah River Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Office (SWPFPO); Mary Ann Hopkins, President, Parsons Government Services, Inc.; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, DOE Deputy Secretary; Kim Rapp, Project Controls Lead, SWPFPO; Shayne Farrell, Deputy Federal Project Director, SWPFPO; and Frank Sheppard, Senior Vice President and SWPF Project Manager, Parsons.
Energy Department Honors Savannah River Site Project Team with Secretary’s Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) project team recently garnered the Department of Energy Secretary’s Project Management Improvement Award for 2015.

April 14, 2016
Hanford Site Services Contractor Receives Fiscal Year 2015 Evaluation

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) announced that contractor Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA) earned approximately 89 percent of available fee for services provided at the Hanford Site last fiscal year.