AIKEN, S.C. – April marked the start of work to close two massive underground tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by filling them with a cement-like material to ensure they pose little or no future risk to the environment or the public.
CARLSBAD, N.M. – Organizers say no similar opportunity or conference exists in America. In April, representatives from federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, communities, business, academia and other groups will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 2012 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM and its cleanup contractors present briefings each year to the U.S. House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on remediation operations at its major sites across the DOE
complex. The briefings are organized by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), who chairs the bipartisan caucus.
AIKEN, S.C. – Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Thomas D’Agostino were among the officials who marked the operational startup of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Biomass Cogeneration Facility recently.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EM Office of Safety and Security Program conducts analysis of EM-wide safety performance on a quarterly basis to provide senior management a tool to compare and evaluate performance and identify emergent trends and make performance comparisons between sites and contractors of varying size and risk.
AIKEN, S.C. – The second melter to operate in the 16-year history of the nation’s largest radioactive waste glassification plant shows no signs of slowing after recently pouring its 2,000 canister of glass-formed hazardous waste.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alice Williams was named EM’s Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on Jan. 1. Williams recently talked with EM Update about her role in EM’s new organizational structure, which is based on a matrix construct and facilitates collaborative decision-making around shared goals and objectives. This structure aims to better align the program to achieve success in the Cold War cleanup. As part of its reorganization, EM created Mission Units, which are in charge of the effective program management of the mission areas and the activities necessary to complete the cleanup mission.