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April 14, 2016
Simulated low-activity waste is cooled in a prototypic steel container as part of ORP-sponsored testing at a Columbia, Md., facility in September 2003.
Study Builds Knowledge of Nuclear Waste Glass, Provides Insight to Facility Design

RICHLAND, Wash. – An EM Office of River Protection (ORP)-directed study recently helped determine accurate temperature measurement methods for heat dissipation from high-level and low-activity waste containers during the vitrification process at the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

April 14, 2016
Richard Mayer, right, is pictured with Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vincent Adams with a plaque commemorating Mayer’s accomplishment.
Portsmouth Site Engineer Authors Safety Standard

PIKETON, Ohio – Decontaminating and decommissioning a more than 60-year-old Cold War uranium enrichment facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant is a task of extraordinary magnitude requiring stringent policies and procedures so work can be performed safely.

April 14, 2016
National Nuclear Security Administration Official Tours Cleanup Operations for Navy

RICHLAND, Wash. – Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., director of the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, recently toured the Hanford Site cleanup activities managed by EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL). RL Manager Stacy Charboneau welcomed Caldwell to the site.

April 14, 2016
Brad Keefe, director of Tritium Business Planning and Integration, presents an acquisition forecasting process during a rapid improvement event at the Savannah River Site.
EM Contractor’s System Yields $8.9 Million in Savings at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – EM’s management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently marked its first year under a new business system that has led to taxpayer savings of $8.9 million.

April 14, 2016
Raman Venkata is a structural safety system oversight engineer at EM’s Office of River Protection.
Engineer Joins Esteemed Fellows with Celebrated Contributions

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Office of River Protection’s (ORP) Raman Venkata, a structural safety system oversight engineer, was selected as an American Society of Civil Engineers fellow.

April 14, 2016
Ohio University held discussions with the public on future uses of the Portsmouth Site as part of the PORTSfuture process.
New Grants Fund Continued Research, Outreach for EM's Portsmouth, Paducah Sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM recently awarded grants to Ohio University (OU) and the University of Kentucky (UK) to develop publicly available information related to the cleanup of the Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plant sites in Ohio and Kentucky.

April 14, 2016
SRNS Engineer Michael Mitchell assists Jackson Middle School student Le'Landra Jarvis with a science project as her teacher Sally Brady looks on.
SRS Engineers Join Students in Buddy Program

AIKEN, S.C. – Sixth-graders near Savannah River Site (SRS) stretched their collective knowledge when the school building temporarily closed for a planned water outage, prompting staff members to challenge them to devise an innovative, efficient alternate water system.

April 14, 2016
WRPS President and Project Manager Mark Lindholm voices his support for the Columbia Basin College Nuclear Technology program at a demonstration hosted at the college in March.
Donation Improves Nuclear Training, Education

RICHLAND, Wash. – A $32,000 donation from Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), the Hanford Tank Operations Contractor for EM’s Office of River Protection, is improving nuclear training and education at a local community college.

March 31, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto speaks during the Waste Management Conference plenary session earlier this month.
EM Assistant Secretary Highlights Cleanup Workers at Annual Conference

PHOENIX – EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto praised the workers across the DOE complex who are helping EM make significant progress on its cleanup goals in her remarks at the annual Waste Management Conference held here earlier this month.

March 31, 2016
INL cultural historian Hollie Gilbert, center, shows artifacts to EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Describe Ancestry on Tour with Department Officials

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Leaders of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, whose ancestral homelands include the 890 square miles containing the DOE's Idaho Site, shared the spiritual and historical importance of the site to the Tribes in a recent cultural resources tour with EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney.