IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Close coordination among operations, security and transportation teams at the Idaho site helped ensure the recent success of the first nuclear shipment on a newly constructed haul road.
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada National Security Site’s (NNSS) historic Smoky site may soon join a long list of former nuclear testing locations eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic
Places. The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is currently working alongside the Nevada Site Office (NSO) to determine the eligibility of Smoky and a number of other EM sites slated for cleanup and closure.
RICHLAND, Wash. – The Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company this month completed demolition of a large plutonium vault complex, formerly one of the highest security facilities at the Hanford site.
AIKEN, S.C. – April marked the start of work to close two massive underground tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by filling them with a cement-like material to ensure they pose little or no future risk to the environment or the public.
PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection have reached a milestone toward the objective of reducing groundwater contamination at Paducah site.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) members Dr. Josef Sobieraj of Environmental Safety and Health and Steve Casey of the National TRU Program served as judges for the recent 2012 Waste-management Education and Research Consortium (WERC) International Environmental Design Contest (IEDC).
CARLSBAD, N.M. – Organizers say no similar opportunity or conference exists in America. In April, representatives from federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, communities, business, academia and other groups will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 2012 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM and its cleanup contractors present briefings each year to the U.S. House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus on remediation operations at its major sites across the DOE
complex. The briefings are organized by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), who chairs the bipartisan caucus.