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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.

February 26, 2015
SRNS firefighters evaluate team members for potential hazards after responding to the train derailment
EM Contractor Responds to Train Derailment

About 19,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from a train that derailed and slammed into six railroad cars parked on a short spur near the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Allendale, S.C.

January 28, 2015
Laboratory technician Tanja Bolt measures chemicals in the new laboratory at SRS.
Savannah River Site’s Liquid Waste Operations Adds Multi-Functional Laboratory

AIKEN, S.C. – A new multi-functional laboratory supporting high-level waste processing at the Savannah River Site (SRS) gives workers a new and improved place to provide back-up laboratory support and more space for chemical storage.

January 28, 2015
An employee at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant uses a portable band saw to cut the last ventilation duct attached to glove boxes inside the facility’s former processing area.
Workers Remove Glove Boxes from Ventilation at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant

An employee at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant uses a portable band saw to cut the last ventilation duct attached to glove boxes inside the facility’s former processing area.

January 28, 2015
A view of the hillside above the project rail bench where the rockslide originated.
Moab Resumes Rail Shipments After Rockslide

MOAB, Utah – EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project recently resumed rail shipments after an almost two-month halt due to a major rockslide.

January 28, 2015
DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, first row, third from right, gathers with Tribal leaders at the summit in Phoenix last month.
Secretary Moniz Meets with Tribal Leaders

PHOENIX – DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz gathered with Tribal leaders from around the country last month for a summit that focused on energy, the environment, and national security topics important to the Tribes.

January 28, 2015
Left to right, CBFO’s Susan McCauslin and Norma Castaneda and NWP’s Bill Weston led workshops as part of the Expanding Your Horizons conference in Carlsbad. Ashley Urquidez, an NWP engineer who also participated, is not pictured.
Employees Inspire Others as STEM Role Models

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Four employees at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) participated in a conference created to inspire girls to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

January 28, 2015
From left, ITG President and Project Manager Dave Richardson assists DOE Idaho Operations Office Deputy Manager of Environmental Management Jack Zimmerman and DOE Idaho Operations VPP Program Lead Carol Henning (in yellow vest) with unfurling the AMWTP’s Voluntary Protection Program Star flag. ITG Employee Safety and Improvement Team Co-Chairs Ashlee Murdock and Alan Shaffer are in the background.
DOE Honors Idaho Facility with Safety Award

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Jack Zimmerman, DOE Idaho Operations Office’s deputy manager for EM, presented the Department’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star flag to Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) employees this month.