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REMOVING HIGH-RISK COMPONENTS FROM K-25 DEMOLITION CONTINUES

January 20, 2013 – 10:43 pm |

In a complex task made more complicated by building conditions, historical restraints, and the fact that it was just plain hot, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) has safely removed the highest threat remaining at the mammoth K-25 building at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

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DOE EM Advisory Board Meets to Discuss EM Cleanup’s Future

December 6, 2012 – 9:39 am |

EM’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin this week sought guidance from the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) on several topics, including optimizing resources for EM’s technology challenges.

EM Employee Eagerly Examines Curiosity, Continuing Decades-Long Role in Space Missions Across Solar System

August 30, 2012 – 8:55 am |

In the case of Curiosity, the rover included a nuclear battery containing plutonium-238 as a heat source. The mission was made possible by nuclear space power systems developed by the Energy Department.

EM Hosts Second Contract Performance and Management Workshop in 2012

August 30, 2012 – 8:46 am |

The goal of the workshop was to identify opportunities related to EM’s goal to improve project, budget and contract management with the objective of delivering results on time, within cost and with world-class technical competencies.

EM’s Top Official Visits West Valley Site, Seneca Nation of Indians

August 23, 2012 – 2:56 pm |

Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga commended employees at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) for safely and successfully managing the decommissioning of the only commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility …

Revitalized Board Lays Out New Path amid EM’s Recent Underground Tank Waste Successes

August 20, 2012 – 1:04 pm |

A board charged with advancing the cleanup of underground waste storage tanks met this month to establish new working groups and draw lessons from recent successes at the Savannah River and Idaho sites.

Two Peer Review Processes Help EM Achieve Cost, Schedule Targets in Environmental Cleanup Mission

August 16, 2012 – 7:29 am |

Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE EM) revamped and expanded peer reviews for its contracts and projects in the past year with a goal of improving performance and delivering results in the world’s largest nuclear cleanup on time and within cost.

New Facility Saves $20 Million, Accelerates Waste Processing

August 15, 2012 – 8:16 am |

Oak Ridge’s EM program recently began operations at a newly constructed facility that will accelerate the completion of remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste processing at the site by two years and save taxpayers more than $20 million.

DOE Seeks Quotes for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Environmental Technical Services

August 14, 2012 – 11:11 am |

The RFQ is proposing a small-business contract for time-and-Materials, for three-years with options up to five-years of performance. The estimated value for the technical services contract is approximately $24.5 million.

Recovery Act Investment Moves EM Past Milestone of 100 Project Completions

August 3, 2012 – 9:30 am |

The Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program recently paused to observe a notable achievement: completion of more than 100 projects in its $6 billion cleanup of the Manhattan Project and Cold War legacy.

EM Boosts Efforts to Help Japan through Commission Work

August 2, 2012 – 1:33 pm |

The Department of Energy office of Environmental Management (DOE EM) continues to assist Japan as it recovers from a 2011 nuclear accident through a newly formed bilateral commission established to build on the close, collaborative relationship between the U.S. and Japan.