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EM Press Releases

August 1, 2012
Media Advisory: Site-wide Safety Standards

Department of Energy to announce two additions to the Hanford Site-wide Safety Standards – a set of 14 areas where Hanford contractors have collaborated to establish one uniform standard to guide safe operations. The latest additions to the Site-wide Safety Standards are Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.

July 13, 2012
First of Hanford’s Highly Radioactive Sludge Moved Away from River

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, awayfrom the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cleanup of the Hanford Site in Washington State.

July 3, 2012
DOE Announces Additional Tour Seats Available: Tours of B Reactor at the Hanford Site Begin and End in Richland, Wash.

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made additional seats available for tours of the B Reactor National Historic Landmark this July and August.

June 29, 2012
West Valley Seeks Comment on Draft Waste Evaluation

West Valley, NY – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the public and the states of Nevada and Texas, and the Seneca Nation of Indians for review and comment, a Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for the concentrator feed makeup tank and the melter feed hold tank (the vessels) at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).

June 21, 2012
New Book Updates INL’s History, Documents a Decade of Transformation

The U.S. Department of Energy is releasing an update to the history of the Idaho National Laboratory, documenting a decade of transformation at the laboratory, and a “decade of doing” for the Idaho Cleanup Project. “Transformed: A Recent History of the Idaho National Laboratory, 2000 to 2010,” was commissioned to update the highly popular, “Proving the Principle,” the book that was issued in 1999 to document the first 50 years of the lab.

June 20, 2012
Idaho waste treatment facility startup testing suspended to evaluate system response

IDAHO FALLS, ID- On Saturday, June 16, startup testing was suspended at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Site.

June 20, 2012
Seventh Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public: Chapter Covers Cleanup along Columbia River - Breathtaking river views…nice graphics…glimpses of the future of Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy is releasing the seventh chapter of The Hanford Story video series to the public today.

June 19, 2012
DOE Awards Contracts to Seven Small Businesses

Cincinnati–The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced contract awards to seven small-disadvantaged businesses.

June 19, 2012
DOE Seeks Proposals for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Technical Services Contract

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

June 14, 2012
N Reactor Placed In Interim Safe Storage: Largest Hanford Reactor Cocooning Project Now Complete

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) River Corridor contractor, Washington Closure Hanford, has completed placing N Reactor in interim safe storage, a process also known as “cocooning.”