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April 15, 2014
New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

The Energy Department recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York.

April 14, 2014
The Solenoidal Tracker at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is a detector which specializes in tracking the thousands of particles produced by each ion collision at RHIC. Weighing 1,200 tons and as large as a house, STAR is a massive detector. It is used to search for signatures of the form of matter that RHIC was designed to create: the quark-gluon plasma. It is also used to investigate the behavior of matter at high energy densities by making measurements over a large area. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Lab.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Brookhaven National Laboratory

From nuclear physics to nano-science and beyond, Brookhaven National Lab is conducting game changing research on the frontiers of scientific innovation.

March 26, 2014
In 1961, chemists at Brookhaven National Laboratory studied how to detect small brain tumors by analyzing the decay of radioactive material injected into the patient's bloodstream and absorbed by the tumor. To help them, BNL's Instrumentation Division built different arrays of detectors, and this circular type proved best. In the 1970s, BNL helped reconstruct the raw data received by the detectors into an image of the working brain. This breakthrough led to more practical devices for imaging areas of the brain: today's Positron Emission Tomography (PET) machines. BNL scientists have used PET technology to study major areas of medical research including drug and alcohol addiction, obesity and eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), aging, and neurodegenerative disorders. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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February 27, 2014
Members of the EM and URS SPRU Project Team gather to celebrate the last shipment of solidified sludge liners today.
EM’s SPRU Celebrates Waste Removal Success, Safety Milestone

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – EM’s Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) Disposition Project completed a significant waste-treatment campaign today that involved the solidification of approximately 9,700 gallons of contaminated sludge and 14 shipments of the waste off-site for permanent disposal.

December 24, 2013
The West Valley Demonstration Project’s high-level waste canisters will be relocated to interim onsite storage.
West Valley Demonstration Project Prepares to Relocate High-Level Waste

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – With completion of the recently constructed interim storage pad at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), EM crews have begun a multi-year effort to relocate high-level waste (HLW) canisters stored inside the Main Plant Process Building to prepare the facility for demolition.

December 6, 2013
EIS-0447: DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York

November 26, 2013
Volunteers from West Valley Demonstration Project gather before distributing items collected in an annual food drive.
Thanksgiving Goodwill: West Valley Demonstration Project Food Drive Provides 640 Turkeys to People in Need

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – Just in time for the holidays, eight local food pantries received 640 turkeys, 1,800 pounds of potatoes and other items, thanks to an effort by EM employees and contractors supporting cleanup at West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and other volunteers.

November 1, 2013
  • P.W Grosser is a small business that has been providing Brookhaven Science Associates with high-quality environmental engineering services since 1993. This photo shows ongoing removal of the below grade ducts beneath Bldg. 704, used to exhaust cooling air. Photo by P.W. Grosser.

  • M.S. Hi-Tech is is a small business that supplies electronic components and various other electronic products to BSA. This photo shows a new warehouse at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Photo by M.S. Hi-Tech.

Small Business Standouts at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Highlights of two of Brookhaven Science Associates small business suppliers, who were nominated and won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Subcontractor of the Year Award.

November 1, 2013
EIS-0447: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York

October 30, 2013
The Separations Process Research Unit Demolition Project Safety Committee meets regularly with employees and supervisors to discuss safety issues and reinforce safe work habits.
Team Surpasses 1 Million Hours Safety Milestone

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – Vigilance and dedication to safety led the EM program’s disposition project team at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) to achieve a milestone of one million hours — over two-and-a-half-years — without injury or illness resulting in time away from work.