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Electrifying EM News: Four Sites Honored With DOE’s Green Fleet Awards

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Electrifying EM News: Four Sites Honored With DOE’s Green Fleet Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is honoring four sites within its Office of Environmental Management (EM) for their significant contributions toward a Biden administration goal of achieving a 100% zero-emissions vehicle fleet by 2035.

In recognition of their efforts toward a more sustainable DOE fleet, the Idaho Cleanup Project and Hanford, Paducah and Savannah River sites will each receive the Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Green Fleet Award.

“EM sites have demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping the Department of Energy achieve the administration’s goal of transitioning to 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035, with 100% light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027,” DOE Chief Sustainability Officer Ingrid Kolb said.

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EM Team Members Honored as MVPs for Achieving Cost Savings for DOE

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

EM Team Members Honored as MVPs for Achieving Cost Savings for DOE

Two members of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) team have been recognized for outstanding performance providing cost savings and added value to DOE last year.

Greg Long, a senior procurement specialist with Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC), EM’s cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory Site, was honored as the 2023 EM Strategic Sourcing MVP. Lisa Tanner, a small business liaison officer for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the management and operations contractor at Savannah River Site (SRS), was named the 2023 EM Small Business Advocate MVP.

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NEWS ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

News Article | Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Electrifying EM News: Four Sites Honored With DOE’s Green Fleet Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is honoring four sites within its Office of Environmental Management (EM) for their significant contributions toward a Biden administration goal of achieving a 100% zero-emissions vehicle fleet by 2035.

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News Article | Tuesday, May 28, 2024

EM Team Members Honored as MVPs for Achieving Cost Savings for DOE

Two members of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) team have been recognized for outstanding performance providing cost savings and added value to DOE last year.

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News Article | Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations Support Idaho Site Goal to Conserve Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) program has added three electric vehicles and six charging stations to its Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site and Idaho Falls facilities, part of the cleanup program’s efforts to adopt clean energy solutions that help lower greenhouse gases and reduce its carbon footprint.

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News Article | Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Idaho Cleanup Contractor Helps Make Earth Day Celebration Accessible to All

A U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site recently helped make a long-held community-wide Earth Day celebration a reality for families in a southeastern Idaho community.

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News Article | Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New High-Tech Construction Equipment Enhances Worker Safety at Idaho Site

A recent addition of high-tech concrete equipment and enhanced processes at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site is producing more durable and level flooring during construction, enhancing safety for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) construction crews.

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News Article | Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Secretary Granholm, EM Honor Idaho Site's Flohr for Dedicated Federal Service

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm honored Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Manager Connie Flohr with the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Award in recognition of Flohr’s dedication and service to the Department of Energy (DOE) and nation. Flohr, who retires later this month, has spent most of her more than 23-year DOE career within the Office of Environmental Management (EM) in a wide range of leadership roles, including at EM headquarters and the ICP.

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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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