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August 15, 2016
Progress Continues at Plutonium Finishing Plant

RICHLAND, Wash. – With demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) on the Hanford Site rapidly approaching, crews are busy preparing the site surrounding the facility.

August 15, 2016
Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board (NSSAB) members, left to right, Pennie Edmond, Donna Hruska (NSSAB chair), Janice Keiserman, and Don Neill in front of the NSSAB display at the Groundwater Open House.
Open House Gives Residents New Understanding of Nevada National Security Site

AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. – The Amargosa Valley community recently welcomed Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) scientists and staff members for the seventh-annual Groundwater Open House.

August 15, 2016
Left to right, local college students Animesh Pattanayak, Madisson Olds, and Efren Alverez are busy at work in the scanning-and-filing project.
College Students Digitize Records from Age Before Computers at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – About 50 local college students hired for the summer by EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) are cataloging human resources files to make documents from the pre-computer era available digitally.

August 15, 2016
Uranium mill tailings from EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project are transported to an engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah.
No Recordable Accidents in 17,000 Waste Shipments Across 3.4 Million Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – No U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accidents resulted from DOE’s nearly 17,000 radioactive, hazardous material and waste shipments across 3.4 million miles in fiscal 2015.

August 15, 2016
SRNS Structural Engineer Yara Soto-Toledo, left, foreground, works with high school senior Madelyn Cooper at the camp.
Summer Camp Helps High School Girls Discover STEM in College, Careers and Life

AIKEN, S.C. – Contractors at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently sponsored an adventurous summer camp on the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) campus to help high school girls understand the value of a science, technology, engineering and math- (STEM) based education.

July 28, 2016
EM Headquarters Completes Reorganization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM headquarters is moving forward with a new organizational structure intended to further improve EM’s ability to effectively and efficiently conduct cleanup activities across the DOE complex.

July 28, 2016
Employees in the Americium Recovery Facility remove piping.
Workers Complete Highest Hazard Demolition Preparations at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers at the Hanford Site have reached a significant point in EM’s deactivation work to prepare the Plutonium Finishing Plant’s (PFP) major processing facilities for demolition.

July 28, 2016
DOE officials served as members of the “In It To Win IT” panel at the Reservation Economic Summit in Tulsa this month. From left to right, EM Acting Small Business Advocate Steve Sylvester, Jack Surash with EM’s Office of Corporate Services, DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Director John Hale III, OSDBU Deputy Director Drake Russell, Norbert Doyle with EM’s Office of Corporate Services, and EM Consolidated Business Center Small Business Program Manager Anne Marie Bird.
EM Focuses on Potential Business Opportunities with Indian Country at Summits

TULSA, Okla. – Expanding outreach to Indian Country companies, EM officials discussed business opportunities in the cleanup program and greater DOE at economic summits this month and in March held by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

July 28, 2016
ERDF is known as the “hub” of Hanford cleanup.
EM Marks 20 years of Cleanup Success at Hanford Disposal Facility

RICHLAND, Wash. – July marked 20 successful years of environmental cleanup at one of EM’s largest disposal facilities — the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) on the Hanford Site.

July 28, 2016
Michael Casbon’s first job for Hanford’s ERDF was helping with its conceptual design. This month, he celebrated the 20th anniversary of the facility’s operation as its resident engineer.
Hanford Site Facility's 20th Anniversary Marks Career Milestone for Engineer

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineer Mike Casbon has watched the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) grow up.