The 2013 Stewardship Science Academic Programs annual (SSAP) is now available online. The annual focuses on various programs within the SSAP and highlights the programs’ commitment to the next generation of nuclear security stewards.
NNSA Associate Principal Deputy Administrator Michael Lempke recently visited the Savannah River Site, getting an up-close look at facilities that play important roles in NNSA’s mission. His three days of tours included the Tritium Extraction Facility. Tours of other Savannah River Tritium Enterprise facilities gave him the opportunity to view the new Tritium Instrumentation Demonstration Station (shown), a collaborative effort with the Savannah River National Laboratory to move new sensors from development into tritium service. In addition to SRTE and SRNL, Lempke visited other SRS facilities, including H Canyon, the only hardened nuclear chemical separations plant still in operation in the country.
Pantex honored its fire department personnel on Friday in advance of National Emergency Medical Services Professionals Week. All firefighters at Pantex are trained as emergency medical technicians and many are paramedics, qualified to perform advanced life support operations in the new ambulances. Pantex has fire and ambulance crews on standby 24 hours a day to respond to plant emergencies and to assist surrounding municipalities through mutual aid agreements.
About the photo: Firefighter/paramedics Nikki Weiss, left, and Chard Zarback prepare to load equipment into one of two new ambulances recently acquired by the Pantex Plant.
During a recent visit to the Y-12 National Security Complex, eighth graders Miller Sullivan, center, and Tyler Young, right, from Halls Middle School, learn what happens to a banana when it is submerged in liquid nitrogen. Darryl Smith, left, was one of four engineering, science and history experts to give nearly 50 Halls Middle School students a taste of science past and present at Y-12.