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December 29, 2015
EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash
Participants in Quarterly Public Forum Learn Latest News on Doing Business with EM

EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash provides an overview of EM to more than 50 people attending the Business Opportunity Forum this month at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

December 29, 2015
The UK delegation gathers at the front of the H Reactor core. Left to right: Amanda Anderson, DOE Office of the Chief of Nuclear Safety; Paul Lonsdale, Magnox Ltd.; Steve Kirchhoff, DOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security; Mina Golshan, Office for Nuclear Regulation; Tony Handley, Magnox Ltd.; Anna Clark, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Laurie Judd, Longenecker & Associates.
UK Delegation Focuses on EM’s Reactor ‘Cocooning’ Expertise During Hanford Site Tour

RICHLAND, Wash. – A United Kingdom delegation recently toured Hanford Site cleanup projects, gaining insight into EM Richland Operations Office’s (RL) experience “cocooning” plutonium production reactors as the UK prepares for a similar interim safe storage for 10 commercial reactors.

December 29, 2015
EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau
EM Site Manager Talks Leadership Philosophy, Career Advice with Students

EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau joined other community leaders on a guest panel to discuss leadership, role models, and motivation at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland, Wash. this month.

December 29, 2015
Tour participants are briefed on the Nye County Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring Program before observing sampling at the Amargosa Valley RV Park.
DOE Awards Nye County Grant for Community-Based Groundwater Monitoring

LAS VEGAS – Residents recently learned firsthand how Nye County benefits from a $1.3 million DOE grant awarded for a community-based tritium groundwater monitoring program.

December 29, 2015
SRNS Solid Waste Management Director John Gilmour presents on nuclear waste management at the information pods at ATC.
Information Pods Inform Public on Savannah River Site Missions

AIKEN, S.C. – Careers in Savannah River Site (SRS) missions topped the agenda of information pods, or sessions, held recently on the Aiken Technical College (ATC) campus.

December 29, 2015
U.S. Army veteran Ashley Dernberger is the most recent student to join Savannah River Remediation’s Veteran Cooperative Program. She works part time in public affairs while pursuing a marketing degree at Augusta University.
Veteran Cooperative Program Sees Successful First Year at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – A year, seven veterans, and several recognitions under its belt, the Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor’s Veteran Cooperative Program is still going strong.

December 29, 2015
The Idaho State University class is briefed by Idaho Treatment Group Operations Support Manager Jeremy Hampton, far left, front row.
Field Trip to EM’s Idaho Treatment Facility is Students’ High Point of Class

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – For graduate students in Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar’s Idaho State University (ISU) radioactive waste management class, waste treatment takes on a new meaning when watching the Supercompactor transform a 725-pound, 35-inch-tall, 55-gallon drum into what looks like a 7-inch-tall, 2-foot-diameter hockey puck.

December 29, 2015
Clearing Away Process Gas Equipment Moves Portsmouth D&D Forward

Crane operator Brian Lambert of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, EM decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) contractor, lowers the last compressor to the operations floor of the X-326 uranium enrichment process building at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site in Piketon, Ohio.

December 29, 2015
Employees prepare to deliver food to pantries in the 2015 food drive.
West Valley Demonstration Project Food Drive Delivers Food for 700 Families

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM employees at West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) helped collect and deliver 114,843 pounds of food, including 360 turkeys, to nine food pantries in the West Valley area, just in time to benefit about 700 families in need during the holidays.

December 17, 2015
EM Update Newsletter Spotlights River Corridor Cleanup at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – In this issue of the EM Update newsletter, EM marks the many accomplishments the Richland Operations Office and its contractors have achieved in cleanup along the Columbia River corridor at the Hanford Site. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the River Corridor Closure Contract, the nation’s largest environmental cleanup closure project, managed by Washington Closure Hanford. The work has involved projects to clean up existing contamination and waste sites near the river, preventing contamination from reaching it, and cocooning or demolishing hundreds of structures no longer in use, including former reactors along the river that helped create materials for the U.S. nuclear weapons program.