Source: DOE | EM News Flash | April 20, 2016
The publicly accessible playlist features 55 videos and counting of Cold War cleanup accomplishments and other EM related events, from an overview of the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) mission to the dedication of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s new Emergency Operations Center.
One video shows workers at the Hanford Site re-entering the highly contaminated McCluskey Room at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). The room was the site of a 1976 accident that severely injured Harold McCluskey, who was working inside at the time. Removing the glove box and last pencil tank from PFP are two recent major steps toward demolition of the facility, one of the most hazardous in the EM complex.
The playlist also highlights the star of EM’s most famous scenes: demolition of giant buildings, such as the teardown of the K-27 Building. DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management kicked off demolition of K-27 earlier this year, moving closer to fulfilling Vision 2016 — removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by year’s end.
Other videos focus on the stories of the workers across the complex. Oak Ridge’s “The Faces of K-27 Deactivation” features the workers who performed important deactivation activities in the K-27 facility.
In other EM communications news, the number of subscribers to EM news across the complex recently moved past 59,000. Those subscribers are signed up for the popular twice-monthly EM Update newsletter, EM News Flash, and other communications.