Eight teams of employees at the Y-12 National Security Complex recently received NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) Excellence Awards for their exceptional accomplishments during Fiscal Year 2020.
Each year, the Department recognizes projects that have demonstrated excellence in project management. Specifically, the Secretary's Achievement Award is presented to project teams that have demonstrated significant results in completing projects under budget and ahead of schedule. In Oak Ridge the UPF Substation Subproject delivered the Pine Ridge Substation at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $16 million under budget and six months ahead of schedule
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant recently marked a milestone after receiving its 100th waste shipment from Oak Ridge, Tennessee since shipments resumed in August 2017, following a fire and radiological events in the WIPP underground in 2014.
Y‑12 inventors were honored for their innovative technology accomplishments during Consolidated Nuclear Security’s annual Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony. Because of COVID-19 protocols, the ceremony was delayed and held virtually for the first time. The site has a long history of producing technologies that are transferred to the private sector.
Michelle Keever, a UCOR Senior Safety and Health Programs Specialist, has been appointed to serve on the national Board of Directors of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA). As a member of the board, Keever will serve as the DOE-VPP (Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program) representative and provide support and guidance to safety and health professionals at more than 2,200 Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) worksites.