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March 30, 2015
DOE Fellows are pictured at the Waste Management 2015 Conference with FIU ARC Director Dr. Leonel Lagos (front row, second from right) and EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney (front row, far right).
Energy Department Fellows Present Research at Waste Management Conference

PHOENIX – Florida International University (FIU) students this month participated in the Waste Management 2015 Conference, where they presented their EM-related research.

February 26, 2015
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl
West KY Regional Middle School Science Bowl

Deegan Lawrence (far right) from Henderson County North Middle School gives an answer as teammates D.J. Banks (middle) and Alex Chandler look on during DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Middle School Science Bowl in Paducah February 6. Henderson North won the competition and will compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C. April 30 through May 4.

February 26, 2015
SRNS firefighters evaluate team members for potential hazards after responding to the train derailment
EM Contractor Responds to Train Derailment

About 19,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from a train that derailed and slammed into six railroad cars parked on a short spur near the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Allendale, S.C.

February 26, 2015
SRNS employee Mike Griffith leads a presentation on environmental monitoring and restoration at the SRS Information Pods held at GRU’s Summerville Campus in Augusta, Ga.
SRS Pods Bring Savannah River Site to Public

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Savannah River Site (SRS) projects and missions topped the agenda of the SRS Information Pods on the Georgia Regents University (GRU) Summerville Campus earlier this year.

February 26, 2015
A view of the Savannah River Site, which includes underground waste tanks and facilities.
SRS Workers Moved Millions of Gallons of High-Level Waste Safely in 2014

AIKEN, S.C. – EM and its liquid waste contractor safely transferred more than 20 million gallons of high-level waste within the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) waste tanks and facilities in 2014.

February 26, 2015
Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dr. Dave Moody presented SRNS President and CEO Carol Johnson a certificate for SRNS' recertification as a DOE VPP STAR participant during a company meeting at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.
DOE Recertifies EM Contractors in Star Program Recognizing Excellence in Safety

EM congratulated two of its contractors at the Savannah River Operations and Portsmouth/Paducah Project offices for their recent Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recertifications.

February 26, 2015
EM’s Human Capital and Corporate Services Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Melody Bell talks with Michigan State University engineering student Harold Hill at the BEYA conference.
EM Engages Students, Professionals in Popular Conference Focused on STEM Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM joined DOE’s Economic Impact and Diversity and Chief Human Capital Officer offices and the National Nuclear Security Administration at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference (BEYA) earlier this month.

February 26, 2015
David Harris, with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education radiochemistry laboratory, conducts a fusion to dissolve a soil sample. This work was part of the 2014 Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks Full-Scale Exercise.
NAMP Participates in Homeland Security Exercise

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A program led by EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) that coordinates analytical capabilities throughout DOE for response to potential national radiological incidents participated in a multi-agency exercise that simulated emergency response scenarios in Denver and Chicago.

January 28, 2015
Left to right, CBFO’s Susan McCauslin and Norma Castaneda and NWP’s Bill Weston led workshops as part of the Expanding Your Horizons conference in Carlsbad. Ashley Urquidez, an NWP engineer who also participated, is not pictured.
Employees Inspire Others as STEM Role Models

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Four employees at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) participated in a conference created to inspire girls to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

January 28, 2015
From left, ITG President and Project Manager Dave Richardson assists DOE Idaho Operations Office Deputy Manager of Environmental Management Jack Zimmerman and DOE Idaho Operations VPP Program Lead Carol Henning (in yellow vest) with unfurling the AMWTP’s Voluntary Protection Program Star flag. ITG Employee Safety and Improvement Team Co-Chairs Ashlee Murdock and Alan Shaffer are in the background.
DOE Honors Idaho Facility with Safety Award

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Jack Zimmerman, DOE Idaho Operations Office’s deputy manager for EM, presented the Department’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star flag to Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) employees this month.