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Women in STEAM Deliver Talent, Fresh Perspective to Idaho Cleanup Project

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Women in STEAM Deliver Talent, Fresh Perspective to Idaho Cleanup Project

Women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields bring a broad range of talents, skills and perspectives to EM cleanup projects across the DOE complex. Contributions from women have helped shape the future of the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) while inspiring younger generations of women to join the mission.

Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC), EM’s cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory Site, spotlights four exceptional women who excel in their careers at ICP. Spent Nuclear Fuel Facility Manager Pat Spaulding, Spent Nuclear Fuel Engineering Manager Kristen Mortensen, Senior Radiological Control Technician Melissa Madison and Civil and Structural Engineer Alma Rangel Palacios share their professional journeys and achievements at ICP in this video.

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INL Site Contractor Partners With Small Business in DOE Mentor-Protégé Program

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

INL Site Contractor Partners With Small Business in DOE Mentor-Protégé Program

EM’s cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has partnered with an Idaho Falls-based small business through DOE’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) manages the Department's Mentor-Protégé Program. The program seeks to foster long term business relationships between small businesses and DOE prime contractors and to increase the number of small businesses that receive DOE prime contracts and subcontracts.

Under the program agreement, Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC), the mentor, will provide employees with MarCom, the protégé, with onsite work experience and business development expertise to enhance the company’s ability to bid on future federal contracts.

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NEWS ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

News Article | Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Women in STEAM Deliver Talent, Fresh Perspective to Idaho Cleanup Project

Women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields bring a broad range of talents, skills and perspectives to EM cleanup projects across the DOE complex. Contributions from women have helped shape the future of the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) while inspiring younger generations of women to join the mission.

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News Article | Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Waste Management Wrap-up: From Cleanup to Clean Energy

A perfect fit for this year’s Waste Management Symposia theme, “Proud of our Past, Poised for the Future,” this panel focused on the past 50 years of environmental remediation and engaged with the audience on challenges and opportunities as cleanup progress continues. Panelists provided historical overviews of EM’s Hanford, Idaho National Laboratory and Savannah River sites.

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News Article | Tuesday, March 12, 2024

INL Site Contractor Partners With Small Business in DOE Mentor-Protégé Program

EM’s cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site has partnered with an Idaho Falls-based small business through DOE’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

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News Article | Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Hubler Excels in Role Critical to Reducing Waste Footprint at Idaho Site

Rachelle Hubler has made a career supporting EM’s cleanup contractors at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP), where she has been a driving force behind the facility’s success for 22 years.

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News Article | Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Idaho Demolition Project Reaches Toward Recycling, Sustainability Goals

EM is achieving its environmental and sustainability goals as it demolishes two legacy nuclear reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site.

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Press Release | Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Idaho Environmental Coalition Enters Mentor-Protégé Agreement With MarCom

Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC, (IEC) the cleanup contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, entered its first Mentor-Protégé Agreement with an Idaho Falls small business, MarCom, LLC.

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News Article | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

EM Explores Vitrification Technology Abroad to Apply to Mission at Home

EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Avery and Idaho Cleanup Project team members traveled to France last week to visit Orano and Alternative Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) facilities and meet with the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA).

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News Article | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

EM Names Mark Brown as Next Idaho Cleanup Project Manager

EM has selected Mark Brown as the next Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) manager, succeeding current ICP manager Connie Flohr, who will retire from federal service in April.

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News Article | Tuesday, February 13, 2024

EM Employees, Teams Win Big With Eight of Secretary’s Honor Awards

DOE honored this Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) federal-and-contractor team for safely transferring thousands of spent nuclear fuel elements from wet to dry storage and completing the project more than nine months ahead of a 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement milestone.

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News Article | Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Idaho Waste Treatment Facility Success Benefits DOE Nuclear Energy Mission

The commencement of radiological operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) was a pivotal success for EM last year.

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News Article | Tuesday, January 30, 2024

EM Crews Mark Significant Waste Reduction Milestone at Idaho Project

EM has made significant progress in reducing the transuranic (TRU) waste inventory at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site’s Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP), fulfilling a commitment to the State of Idaho.

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News Article | Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Idaho Site Reduces Risk Transferring Spent Nuclear Fuel to Safer Storage Vaults

EM crews at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site continue to transfer spent nuclear fuel baskets to second-generation storage vaults, providing safe long-term storage and reducing risk of corrosion.

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