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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Idaho Site Contractor Sponsors STEAM Day at Zoo

More than 1,250 students who visited the Idaho Falls Zoo in 2021 were treated to a bonus: the opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Two Idaho Site Internships Help Graduate Land Job Supporting EM

As interns prepare to go back to college after spending the summer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Jenna Abbott will be staying put at the EM site.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Collaboration Leads National Lab to Reuse Radioactive Source From Idaho Site

An EM program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has taken the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” concept to the next level by sending a legacy radioactive source to another DOE site for reuse.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Moves Forward, Prepares for Confirmatory Run

EM has concluded a two-year outage at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU), where crews completed more than 50 modifications to the liquid-waste treatment facility to prepare it for a 50-day confirmatory demonstration run and subsequent radiological operations.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New Well at Idaho Site to Target Hazardous Solvent Plume in Aquifer

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently drilled a new well at the north end of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site that will help EM enhance a groundwater treatment system that has been removing a hazardous solvent from the underlying aquifer for two decades.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Idaho Site Draws Closer to Shipping More Than 2,200 Waste Drums to WIPP

More than 2,200 drums containing Cold War weapons waste at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently received the green light for certification to be shipped out of state in compliance with the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

INL Site Cleanup Project Achieved Objectives

Almost a year after shutting off three vapor treatment units at a former radioactive and hazardous waste landfill at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, analytical data from thousands of vapor samples indicate that cleanup objectives have been achieved and the units will likely remain off in perpetuity.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

EM Updates Cleanup 'By the Numbers'

EM has updated its popular “By the Numbers” feature, which illustrates cleanup progress at EM sites through quick and clear infographics.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Idaho Site Hot Cells Once Again Prove Value for EM Waste Treatment Mission

EM’s use of repurposed, Cold War-era hot cells at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site continues to pay big dividends by allowing workers to address some of the most challenging waste types at the Idaho Cleanup Project.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Idaho Site’s Largest Building Moves Closer to Closure

With EM’s mission completed in major sections of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s largest building, workers have emptied those areas to prepare them for closure under federal and state regulations.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Idaho Site’s New Employee Safety Program Evaluates Workplace Risks

EM and its cleanup contractor at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site have implemented an innovative safety program to help workers evaluate workplace risks.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Idaho's Historic Waste Disposal Site to Close After Receiving Final Shipment

EM crews recently placed a final radioactive waste shipment into the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s largest waste disposal area and will begin closing the facility, fulfilling a DOE commitment to the state of Idaho.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

EM Sites Team Up to Conduct Virtual Waste Inspection

Two EM programs recently collaborated to enhance an established radioactive waste inspection process, allowing for continued safe, secure, and compliant waste shipments from one DOE site to another, while minimizing travel and person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Employee at Idaho Site Embraces New Career in Radiation Protection

Ethan Hoopes changed the direction of his life following a friend’s recommendation during an Idaho hunting trip in 2018.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Review: Idaho Cleanup Actions Continue to Protect Public, Environment

A review EM recently conducted with oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state of Idaho found that cleanup decisions and actions at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site continue to protect people and the environment.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Project Manager Comes Full Circle in Idaho Site Career Spanning Six Decades

It’s rare for employees supporting EM’s cleanup to come full circle in their careers, but Howard Forsythe has done just that.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Idaho Project Draws From Technology Used in Smartphone, Gaming Industries

An EM project at the Idaho National Laboratory Site is using robotic technology and taking cues from the smartphone and gaming industries to increase the dexterity of equipment operators.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Idaho Liquid Waste Treatment Facility Benefiting From Mock-ups

EM’s use of replica components of a liquid waste treatment facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has proven effective in preparing for the facility’s active operations.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Rock Climbing Lured Engineer to the West, Cleanup Project Keeps Him There

After earning engineering degrees from Cornell University, Christopher Graham left the east coast for the Rocky Mountains to advance his interest in rock climbing. He got a job in Spokane, Washington, and climbed on the weekends.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Idaho Site Facility Gets New Lease on Life with Substantial Upgrades

EM has made a sizable investment over the last five years to improve infrastructure and support mission needs through 2050 at the 1950s-era Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Idaho Calcine Project Partners With University for Radiation Testing

Engineers with EM contractor Fluor Idaho are working with Idaho State University to conduct radiation testing on components to be used to remove a granulated high-level radioactive waste called calcine from a storage bin at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory Site.

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