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March 31, 2014
EM Supports Department’s Small Business Commitment at Waste Management

PHOENIX – EM presented an exhibit and participated in a panel on the barriers small businesses face at the Waste Management 2014 Conference earlier this month, demonstrating DOE’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for those companies.

March 31, 2014
Two adult bald eagles sit atop a tree on the Hanford site near the Columbia River. Hanford biologists recently counted 60 eagles on the site, the most ever at Hanford at one time.
EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

March 31, 2014
DOE Fellows gather with EM Lead Foreign Affairs Specialist Ana Han, front row, left to right, EM Acting Assistant Secretary David Huizenga, and Florida International University Applied Research Director Dr. Leonel E. Lagos at the Waste Management 2014 Conference.
DOE Fellows Join Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – Florida International University (FIU) staff members and students who work with EM on research efforts took part in the Waste Management 2014 Conference on the safe management and disposition of radioactive materials and waste in Phoenix earlier this month.

March 31, 2014
Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky.
Schools Near EM Sites in Kentucky, Ohio Advance to DOE's National Science Bowl

Members of Lone Oak Middle School’s winning team at DOE’s 2014 West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, left to right, David Perriello, Drew Schofield, Ethan Brown, and David Dodd, formulate their answer to a question in the middle school finals Feb. 28 in Paducah, Ky. Lone Oak, which is in Paducah, went on to finish 1-2 among the 16 teams from 11 middle schools and advance to DOE’s National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28. Calloway County High School in Murray won the high school competition Feb. 21 and also advances to the national competition in its division.

March 31, 2014
Empty containers on haul trucks are loaded with mill tailings.
Moab Project Logs 2 Million Work Hours Without Lost-Time Injury or Illness

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The number 1,584 may not mean much to most people, but for the workers on EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, it represents the number of days without a work-related, lost-time injury or illness, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

March 31, 2014
Cameron Salony, who will begin one-year Fellowship in Japan this summer, stands near Hanford’s D and DR Reactors.
EM Employee to Gain Expertise in Japan Through Unique One-Year Fellowship

RICHLAND, Wash. – An EM employee has been selected for a unique program established by Congress two decades ago to build a corps of federal employees with substantial Japan expertise.

March 31, 2014
Chuck Oldham, IT infrastructure manager at URS | CH2M Oak Ridge
EM Shines with Five DOE Sustainability Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM was selected for five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards that recognize individual and group efforts at the Oak Ridge, Savannah River and Portsmouth sites.

February 26, 2014
Construction of Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 is under way with the pouring of the initial mud mat. The mud mat provides a solid surface to place the concrete tank.
EM Completes Salt Waste Disposal Units $8 Million under Budget at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at Savannah River Site (SRS) has built two more low-level salt waste disposal units ahead of schedule and under budget. This work is essential to the mission of cleaning and closing the site's underground waste tanks.

February 26, 2014
This photo shows the annual Central Savannah River Area College Night event, which was attended by more than 7,000 area high school students. The event is managed by SRNS employees.
Savannah River Site Contractor's Education Outreach to Schools Flourishes

AIKEN, S.C. – Employees with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) have conducted education outreach for tens of thousands of students each year since acquiring the management and operations contract for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in 2008.

February 26, 2014
EM’s Lowell Ely Retires from 35-Year Career

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lowell Ely recently retired as director of EM's Office of Project Assessment, ending a federal career that spanned all phases of engineering, including design, construction and oversight of major projects.