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DOE Awards $2.4 Million Financial Assistance Grant to South Carolina Emergency Management Division

DOE awarded a non-competitive financial assistance grant to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to fund emergency preparedness in the state as it pertains to the Savannah River Site.

July 5, 2024

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EM’s Newly Updated 'By the Numbers' Add up to Cleanup Progress

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has updated its popular “By the Numbers” feature, illustrating cleanup progress at EM sites through crisp, succinct infographics.

July 2, 2024

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Hanford Workers Remove Radioactive Waste From 21st Large Underground Tank

Workers have finished removing radioactive waste from the 21st large underground storage tank as part of the massive cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state.

July 2, 2024

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Marks Milestone 14,000th Shipment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently crossed a major milestone: the 14,000th shipment of defense-generated transuranic (TRU) nuclear waste was delivered to its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and emplaced in the underground repository.

July 2, 2024

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DOE Honors SRS Employee as Safety System Oversight Engineer of the Year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named Nino Travljanin its 2023 Safety System Oversight (SSO) Engineer of the Year.

July 2, 2024

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) Hanford Site is this year’s recipient of the Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award, in recognition of the site’s migratory bird protection and artificial burrow systems for burrowing owls.

July 2, 2024

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Idaho Site Moves Closer to Returning Landfill Site to Native Desert Landscape

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews are working to safely demolish the largest remaining structure used in a project to retrieve targeted buried waste at a Cold War-era landfill at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.

July 2, 2024

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In Photos: Advisory Board Partakes in Los Alamos Legacy Waste Site Tour

Members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) recently saw firsthand the work of the legacy cleanup mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

July 2, 2024

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EM Priority Update: Oak Ridge Makes Headway Toward Y-12 Building Knockdown

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews at Oak Ridge are moving closer toward completing the first-ever demolition of a former uranium enrichment facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex as crews reroute utilities around the structure.

July 2, 2024

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Savannah River Site Recruitment, Training Draws Attention of NPR

“Jobs IRL: Looking at Jobs on a More Atomic Level,” a new radio series on National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Marketplace Morning Report,” recently highlighted unique career opportunities and job training offered at Savannah River Site (SRS).

July 2, 2024

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Constructing Confidence: Hanford Team Serves to Inspire at All-Girls Camp

An after-school camp in Tri-Cities, Washington, is giving young women the tools to build a foundation — literally and figuratively — for a career in construction, strengthening the local pipeline for the next generation of Hanford Site workers.

July 2, 2024

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SRS Team Members Receive National Recognition for Superior Papers

Employees with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have been recognized nationally for “superior” technical papers presented at Waste Management (WM) Symposia held earlier this year.

July 2, 2024

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) mission is to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy resulting from decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. This legacy includes some of the world’s most dangerous radioactive sites with large amounts of radioactive wastes, spent nuclear fuel (SNF), excess plutonium and uranium, thousands of contaminated facilities, and contaminated soil and groundwater.

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