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March 30, 2015
A melter at the Defense Waste Processing Facility recently poured its 10 millionth pound of glass.
Melter Pours 10 Millionth Pound of Glass

AIKEN, S.C. – The “heart” of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is pumping at a record pace.

March 30, 2015
Panelists, from left, included Johnson, Charboneau, and Piketty, and moderator Jody Redeker.
Women of Waste Management Panel Advises Audience: ‘Embrace Hard Work’

PHOENIX – A panel of distinguished leaders in nuclear cleanup discussed issues facing women in the workplace in front of a standing-room-only crowd of participants in the Waste Management 2015 Conference this month.

March 30, 2015
SRNS engineer Missy Byrne, center, works with middle school students at a teach-in at Davidson Fine Arts in Augusta, Ga.
Savannah River Site Workers Share Knowledge with Students in Engineering Teach-Ins

AIKEN, S.C. – Employees of EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently held 90 science- and engineering-based demonstrations for more than 2,000 students in the region in recognition of National Engineers Week.

March 30, 2015
Employees cut a ventilation duct attached to the last glove box in the former processing portion of the facility. This work is performed in plastic enclosures to limit the spread of contamination.
Progress Continues Toward Demolition of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – Piece by piece, workers are safely and compliantly preparing to demolish a relic of Cold War plutonium production at the Hanford site.

March 30, 2015
A worker on a forklift pulls a drum filled with radioactive waste from a cargo container.
Idaho Workers Eager to Check Condition of Waste Moved to Cargo Containers Decades Ago

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – From 1952 to 1970, workers buried drums containing radioactive waste from the now-closed Rocky Flats site at the Idaho site’s Subsurface Disposal Area.

March 30, 2015
A field technician downloads data from a groundwater characterization well located on Pahute Mesa in the northwestern portion of the NNSS.
Navarro Kicks Off New Environmental Programs Services Contract at Nevada National Security Site

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) this month kicked off a new environmental programs services contract with Navarro Research and Engineering.

March 30, 2015
Emergency responders search for a mock radiological source in a training exercise.
EM Conducts Third Annual Spanish Language Training with Record Participation

SAN DIEGO – EM conducted a training program with mock exercises in radiological accident response this year that drew record attendance, more than twice the participants from the year prior.

February 26, 2015
EM’s Human Capital and Corporate Services Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Melody Bell talks with Michigan State University engineering student Harold Hill at the BEYA conference.
EM Engages Students, Professionals in Popular Conference Focused on STEM Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM joined DOE’s Economic Impact and Diversity and Chief Human Capital Officer offices and the National Nuclear Security Administration at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference (BEYA) earlier this month.

February 26, 2015
David Harris, with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education radiochemistry laboratory, conducts a fusion to dissolve a soil sample. This work was part of the 2014 Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks Full-Scale Exercise.
NAMP Participates in Homeland Security Exercise

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents participated in a multi-agency exercise that simulated emergency response scenarios in Denver and Chicago.

February 26, 2015
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Deegan Lawrence (far right) from Henderson County North Middle School gives an answer as teammates D.J. Banks (middle) and Alex Chandler look on during DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Middle School Science Bowl in Paducah February 6. Henderson North won the competition and will compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C. April 30 through May 4.