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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.