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March 16, 2016
The U.K. NDA delegation visited Savannah River Site’s Defense Waste Processing Facility earlier this year. From left to right: John Owens, Savannah River Remediation (SRR); Benjamin Rivera, EM Headquarters International Programs; George Matis, SRR; John Clarke, NDA; Jack Craig, DOE Savannah River Site; Pete Lutwyche, NDA Sellafield; and Laurie Judd, Longenecker & Associates.
Statement of Intent Spurs Collaboration for EM, UK Nuclear Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several nuclear related entities from the United Kingdom have become a familiar presence at EM’s headquarters and field offices in recent months, thanks to a growing partnership that promotes information sharing.

March 16, 2016
Hix, right, discusses a work assignment with a team member.
Hanford Employee Returns to Finish Glovebox Cleanup as Team Lead

RICHLAND, Wash. – For Gary Hix, a recent accomplishment at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) ended a long career chapter at the Hanford Site facility.

March 16, 2016
Overpacked drums are shown before entering AMWTP’s new conveyor system. The conveyor system allows for batch processing of the retrieved, overpacked drums.
Idaho Site’s New Conveyor System Improves Waste Processing Safety, Efficiency

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – When industrialist Henry Ford invented the production line, he likely didn’t think it’d be used to process retrieved transuranic waste.

March 16, 2016
Christine Wipfli heads to Vienna for an IAEA internship.
IAEA Awards DOE Fellow Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A DOE Fellow who cut her teeth conducting research for EM into soil and groundwater remediation at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has been awarded a prestigious internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

March 16, 2016
De Rienzo prepares to work on a helicopter while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Veteran Working at Savannah River Site Embraces Transition

AIKEN, S.C. – Francesca De Rienzo wanted to earn money for college and travel the world after high school.

March 16, 2016
Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vince Adams (left) presents U.S. Army Major Ryan Watson with a framed photo of the Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning Project. In the foreground from left are EM Federal Project Director Jud Lilly, Adams, Watson, and Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr.
U.S. Army Battalion Tours Portsmouth Site

PIKETON, Ohio – EM recently welcomed 32 members of the U.S. Army 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne – Tactical) to tour the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

February 25, 2016
The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at DOE's Idaho Site.
‘Chemistry Summit’ Aids Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Startup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – DOE recently convened a “Chemistry Summit” of scientific experts to aid its efforts to safely and effectively start up the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU).

February 25, 2016
A view of the uranium mill tailings pile at EM's Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah.
Moab Project Contractor Scores 'Very Good' on Fiscal Year 2015 Performance

MOAB, Utah – Portage, Inc., the remedial action contractor for EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, met the majority of its performance goals in fiscal year 2015, earning $1,255,640, or 84 percent, of a potential award fee amount of $1,494,810 and an overall weighted result of “very good.”

February 25, 2016
Work is more than halfway complete on grouting Tank 12, the eighth to be operationally closed at Savannah River Site.
SRS Crosses Halfway Mark on Closing Another High-Level Waste Tank

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Site (SRS) moved past the halfway mark recently on the path to closure of another high-level waste tank.

February 25, 2016
New groundwater contamination treatment equipment sits outside the C-612 Northwest Pump-and-Treat facility.
Paducah Site Modernizes Equipment to Treat Off-Site Groundwater Contamination

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed upgrades to modernize a key facility that reduces off-site groundwater contamination at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.