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ATL Supports Argonne's Cleanup of Legacy Waste, Excess Equipment and Excess Materials
Jan 30, 2017, from Argonne Today | Work/Life
To date, Argonne's Clean Space Initiative has removed 195+ chemical waste items from Physical Sciences and Engineering locations; sampled, characterized, drained, and arranged for waste pickup of 100+ vacuum pumps; cleaned out 3 sea-land containers and other excess equipment for the High Energy Physics division; characterized and removed from Building 203 a cryostat, detector, glovebox, and other equipment; removed from Building 200 excess equipment and chemical waste. In the coming year, with ATL's continuing support, Argonne's Clean Space Initiative strives to remove 275 compressed gas cylinders; remove excess machine tools; remove from Building 205 two sea-land containers with equipment and waste; remove from Buildings 206, 212, 315, and 316 excess equipment and radioactive and chemical waste; and demolish Building 203 2MEV Van De Graff Accelerator.

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Construction on the final cap of the Maxey Flats nuclear disposal site completed
November 22, 2016, The Ledger Independent
With the support of Advanced Technologies and Laboratories (ATL) International, Inc., "Construction on the final cap of the Maxey Flats nuclear disposal site in Fleming County has been substantially completed. According to Scott Wilburn, who works with the Kentucky Environmental Cabinet, "substantial completion" is a term used when a site has been completed, but a few minor details remain. Wilburn said there will be a ceremony some time in the spring to mark the official completion of the project. Those visiting the site can see a difference. The cap and geo-synthetic liners are now covered with grass and vegetation. "Most people are surprised when they come out here and see how clean it is," Jeff Webb said. Webb also works with the Kentucky Environmental Cabinet. "We have grass, vegetation and wildlife.""

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REAC/TS celebrates 40 years as international leader in emergency medical response
July 1, 2016, National Nuclear Security Administration
The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday with a luncheon, panel discussion, and tours of its Oak Ridge facility, which originally opened its doors in July 1976. Director of NNSA's Consequence Management Program, Dr. Dan Blumenthal, spoke at the event. As part of the luncheon, Roger Cloutier, Jack Beck, and [ATL's] Jim Berger, who were pivotal in the establishment of the facility, participated in a panel discussion. They addressed questions regarding how REAC/TS was conceived, how it has supported medical response for major radiation accidents and incidents through the years, such as Chernobyl (1986), Goiania, Brazil (1987), and Fukushima (2011), and how it continues to provide one-on-one consultation to calls from the general public.

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VPP Award

ATL Receives Fourth Consecutive DOE VPP Star of Excellence Award
August 23, 2015
On August 23, 2015, ATL received its fourth consecutive DOE VPP Star of Excellence Award at the National VPPPA Conference in Grapevine, TX. This award is given to DOE Contractors who clearly demonstrate that it is using its annual VPP self-assessment to establish challenging annual safety and health goals, and is achieving those goals; clearly show the extent and effect of its mentoring and outreach efforts; and have calendar year injury and illness Total Recordable Case (TRC) rates and Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rates that are 75% better than similar businesses throughout the United States.

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ERD Award

ATL Staff Awarded ERDC Certificate of Appreciation
March 23, 2015
ATL staff member Letha Taylor was recognized by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Commander for her outstanding effort and dedication in providing Audio-Visual and VTC support to the ERDC Executive Office. Lieutenant Colonel John T. Tucker, III presented Ms. Taylorwith a Certificate of Appreciation and spoke highly of her effort in making ERDC Command Staff meetings and special events run smoothly via video conferencing.

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ATL Receives 2014 Hazardous Materials Identification and Control Research Award
December 2014
ATL has been awarded the 2014 Hazardous Materials Identification and Control Research Award by the Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers, Eastern Washington Chapter, for its involvement and leadership in the pilot project to use RFID (radio-frequency identification) for chemical management on the Hanford Site and implementation at the 222-S Laboratory.

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ATL Acquires DeNuke Contracting Services, Inc.
April 2014
ATL acquired DeNuke Contracting Services, Inc., forming ATL's DeNuke field services and solutions core competence. This division focuses on providing management, planning, equipment, and technician staff to field solutions of site characterization, safety management, decontamination, cleanup, and overseeing waste disposition for nuclear and environmental projects. With DeNuke's assets and ATL's proven business, quality, and nuclear safety systems, ATL is primed to be a leading services subcontractor in the nuclear market. ATL's DeNuke Services Division provides qualified health physics technicians, supervisors, radiological engineers, safety specialists, instrumentation operators, nuclear chemists and chemists, and laboratory analysis to meet Prime contractors' cost and schedule challenges.

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ATL Retains Prestigious VPP Star Status From DOE
April 28, 2014
Advanced Technologies and Laboratories (ATL) International, Inc., recently earned the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR status for the third time. In a letter dated April 28, 2014, Mr. Glen Podonsky, Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer for DOE's Office of Health, Safety and Security stated "We would like to congratulate you and the employees of ATL for your pursuit of excellence in safety and health and for achieving continued recognition at the Star level in the DOE Voluntary Protection Program."

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ATL Celebrates 3 Years Since its Last Recordable Event or Lost Work Day
February 12, 2014
On February 12, 2014, ATL celebrated having worked 3 years (1,096 days) since its last Recordable event or lost work day due to work-related injury or illness. This milestone, along with the recent successful DOE-HQ VPP Star Recertification Assessment recommending ATL retain its VPP Star status, is the beginning of another successful safety culture year.

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