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March 31, 2016
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Manager Sue Cange, center, listens to Atomic Trades and Labor Council President Mike Thompson Mike Thompson speak at the Waste Management Conference. Betsy Child, chief of staff and regulatory officer for URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, is at left.
Waste Management Conference Highlights Oak Ridge’s Progress and Partnerships

PHOENIX – The Waste Management Conference this month dedicated a day to highlighting the work of DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) with the theme, “Purpose. Progress. Partnership.”

March 31, 2016
EM Safety, Security, and Quality Programs Deputy Assistant Secretary James Hutton
EM’s Safety Chief Talks Safety Culture Improvements With EM Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Safety, Security, and Quality Programs Deputy Assistant Secretary James Hutton recently spoke with EM Update about the EM program’s improvements in safety culture.

March 31, 2016
EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management Jack Surash at the Waste Management Conference earlier this month.
EM Cares About Small Businesses, Acquisition Chief Says at Conference

PHOENIX – EM is realizing success in setting aside and awarding significant work to small businesses, EM’s acquisition chief said here earlier this month.

March 31, 2016
 Panelists say inspired leadership is shaping nuclear industry careers.  Left to right, Carol Johnson, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions president and CEO; Ann McCall, director of Waste Management, for Radioactive Waste Management Ltd, a subsidiary of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; Dyan Foss, global managing director, CH2M Nuclear Sector; and Joyce Connery, chairwoman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
Women of Waste Management

PHOENIX - For the seventh year at the Waste Management Conference, EM contractor Fluor hosted a discussion on the expanding role of women in environmental management this month in a panel session attended by more than 250 people.

March 31, 2016
Pictured, front row, left to right, EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto and DOE Independent Enterprise Assessments Director Glenn Podonsky; back row, left to right: Evan Dunne, National Training Center, Special Projects; Ted Giltz, HAMMER/Mission Support Alliance, DOE Training Institute Manager; Ashley Morris, Richland Operations Office, Senior Advisor for HAMMER; Karen McGinnis, HAMMER/Mission Support Alliance, HAMMER Director; Stacy Charboneau, Richland Operations Office, Manager; and Karen Boardman, National Training Center, Director.
Officials Establish Training Institute, Creating Enterprise Solution for Worker Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Department officials this month agreed to establish a new institute to strengthen worker safety that employs the capabilities of the existing offices of Environmental Management (EM) and Enterprise Assessments (EA) training facilities to benefit the DOE complex.

March 31, 2016
EM Office of River Protection Manager Kevin Smith, far left, provides an update on the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Initiative during a panel session at the Waste Management Conference.
EM's Office of River Protection on ‘Quickest Path to Glass’ for Hanford's Tank Waste

PHOENIX – EM is working to implement the “quickest path to glass” for tank waste at the Hanford Site, senior EM and contractor officials said here earlier this month.

March 31, 2016
Demolition Progresses at Berkeley Laboratory

BERKELEY, Calif. – EM recently demolished three structures at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as it remediates an area of the Northern California campus that played an active role in groundbreaking science following World War II.

March 31, 2016
Much work remains to be done in the center of the Hanford Site, an area known as the Central Plateau, shown here in an aerial view from the east.
Hanford Site Lays Out New Vision for Next Decade of Cleanup Progress

PHOENIX – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) has developed a new vision to help guide the Hanford Site cleanup in the next decade as the focus of work increasingly shifts to the site’s Central Plateau, federal and contractor officials said here earlier this month.

March 31, 2016
Workers from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth lower the last converter removed from the cell floor of Building X-326 at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. All process gas equipment components have been removed from the building.
EM Makes Progress Preparing Old Enrichment Plants for Demolition

PHOENIX – EM is preparing old uranium enrichment facilities in Ohio and Kentucky for eventual demolition, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) officials said here earlier this month.

March 31, 2016
A snapshot of EM’s sustainability achieves in fiscal year 2015.
EM Goes Beyond DOE Goals Again to Reduce Carbon Footprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM reduced its carbon footprint by 34 percent in fiscal year 2015, exceeding the Department’s target of 19 percent, and moved past other sustainability goals DOE set in its initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy use intensity.