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July 29, 2015
SRNS environmental engineers Ron Socha (left) and Frank Sappington inspect earth-moving work within a basin containing coal ash.
Savannah River Site Takes on Another Environmental Cleanup Challenge: Coal-Fired Ash

AIKEN, S.C. – Workers have begun excavating a thick layer of coal ash covering approximately 100 acres of the Savannah River Site (SRS).

July 29, 2015
Workers demolish the CPP 601-602 Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Complex at the Idaho Site.
A Decade of Cleanup Progress at EM’s Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM has made significant progress in cleaning up the Idaho Site in the past decade.

July 29, 2015
Bart Barnhart, EM's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget
Air Force Veteran Begins New Career at EM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bart Barnhart was recently named EM’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Planning and Budget.

July 29, 2015
Savannah River National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Michalski, left, holds his award with EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto at EM headquarters.
SRNL’s Dr. Terry Michalske Named National Lab Director of the Year

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River National Laboratory’s (SRNL) Dr. Terry Michalske has been selected as National Laboratory Director of the Year by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

July 28, 2015
Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Julio Friedmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy

This is the second issue of Profiles in Leadership, a series of interviews with senior executives in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE). In this edition we talk to Dr. Julio Friedmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

July 28, 2015
Managing an Abundant Resource: An Interview with Paula Gant

Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Oil and Gas in the Energy Department's Office of Fossil Energy, discusses challenges posed by the new abundance of fossil fuels made possible by the hydraulic fracturing boom.

July 28, 2015
A spider excavator extracts mercury-contaminated soil.
EM’s Los Alamos Site Completes Canyon-Side Cleanup of Mercury-Contaminated Soil

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM’s Los Alamos Field Office recently completed a steep canyon-side cleanup of mercury-contaminated soil on DOE property just south of a shopping center here.

July 27, 2015
Aerial view of STEM Mentoring Café table in Chicago: Photo Courtesy of Argonne National
STEM Café Hits the Midwest

The STEM Mentoring Café series has hit the road and was in Chicago on May 16, 2015.

July 27, 2015
20 Amazing Things the National Labs Have Done

Check out the photo gallery to see some of the most notable contributions by the National Labs to science, energy and national security.

July 27, 2015
National Park Service Greens Its Rides with the Help of Clean Cities

The National Park Service is working with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program to provide sustainable travel options, including using more efficient vehicles themselves and encouraging visitors to “green their rides” in the parks to minimize their contribution to climate change and air pollution.