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September 19, 2012
DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Oversight, Monitoring

Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant for an estimated $1.6 million to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The five-year grant funds an agreement for NMED to conduct non-regulatory environmental oversight and monitoring to evaluate activities conducted at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

September 17, 2012
Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford’s C Farm This Year

RICHLAND -- Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year.

September 13, 2012
HAMMER Celebrates 15th Anniversary: Dedicates New U.S. State Department Field Exercise Building

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Volpentest HAMMER Training Center, located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state, will mark its 15th anniversary of operations and dedicate a new Field Exercise Building for the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism efforts.

September 6, 2012
DOE to Extend Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Contract at Savannah River Site to September 2016

Aiken, SC -- The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office today exercised its option to extend the current Savannah River Site Management and Operating contract with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) for an additional 38 months, from August 1, 2013 to September 2016.

August 27, 2012
DOE Awards Contract for WIPP Mobile Loading Unit Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business contract to Celeritex, LLC, (a Joint Venture between Project Services Group, LLC and DeNuke Contracting Services Inc.) of Suwanee, Georgia.

August 23, 2012
Building Removal Ongoing at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – Work is ongoing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) to raze a 65,000-square-foot facility known as the C-340 Metals Plant, which was used to make uranium metal during the Cold War.

August 21, 2012
DOE Seeks Proposals for Portsmouth Plant Technical Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Environmental Technical Services acquisition at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Piketon, Ohio.

August 16, 2012
WIPP Receives Green Zia Award for Environmental Excellence

CARLSBAD, N.M., August 16, 2012– The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility known as the nation’s only deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste, was recently honored for its pollution prevention efforts for the second year in a row.

August 13, 2012
DOE Seeks Quotes for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Environmental Technical Services

Cincinnati– The Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for an Environmental Technical Services acquisition at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) for the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO).

August 2, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment Plant, specifically as it relates to the facility’s “black cells.”