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Allbaugh returns to the NTS by Nancy Tufano bill process, when a line item such as this one is Joe Allbaugh, director inserted, it is usually of the Federal passed. Emergency Management June 2002 Agency (FEMA), revis- Allbaugh began his tour ited the Nevada Test Site by hearing a briefing at (NTS) on April 24, the Hazardous Materials 2002, for a more exten- Spill Center, which sive tour of NTS facili- allows for the releases of ties, focusing on emer- hazardous materials for gency response capabili- training purposes, field- Issue 80 ties. Allbaugh’s return test detection, plume dis- comes in light of a pro- persion experimentation, posed expansion of NTS and equipment and mate- counterterrorism capa- rials testing. He later had bilities. lunch with members of the Weapons of Mass In May, the Senate Destruction program fol- Armed Services photo by Mary Scodwell lowed by an observation Committee authorized Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal of a Weapons of Mass $40 million in Fiscal Emergency Management Agency, Destruction exercise at Year 03 funding for NTS revisits the Nevada Test Site for a Burma Road. emergency responder more extensive tour focusing on emer- training. The training gency response capabilities. Upon his initial visit to A PUBLICATION FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE NNSA/NV FAMILY will include simulated the NTS, Allbaugh com- exercises involving mented that the facility nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks. was “on the right road” to becoming a nation- The funding increase is five times that of cur- al center for combating terrorism. After rent spending for NTS counterterrorism pro- reviewing the facilities a second time, grams and will cause an exponential increase Allbaugh commented, “The assets that exist in the number of responders trained (more at the Nevada Test Site clearly are unique and than 1,500 first responders received training cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the at the NTS since 1998). Although the com- United States.” mittee authorization is an early stage of the Lightning kills by Ed Baur United States, particularly longer than you think you those outside in the summer. need to. Move to a sturdy For the past 40 years, light- building or vehicle. Do not ning is the second largest With common sense, we can take shelter in small sheds, storm killer in the United greatly reduce the number of under isolated trees, or in States, exceeded only by lightning deaths. When thun- convertible automobiles. floods. Lightning is a dan- derstorms threaten, get to a gerous threat to people in the safe place and stay there continued on page 2 Contents Allbaugh visits NTS 1 Six Sigma update 8 Pollution Prevention 13 Lightning kills 1 National Science Bowl 8 Milestones 14 Safety Focus 3 Neighbors helping Partnering for Education 15 neighbors 9 Corporate Challenge 4 Calendar 16 Beyond the Call 11 Take your Child to Work Day 5 Lessons Learned 12 June 2002 SiteLines 2 Lightning kills continued from page one first stroke is three miles away, the cases where people are struck by light- next one could hit you. ning. However, with proper treatment, Stay away from windows and doors including cardiopulmonary resuscita- and avoid contact with anything that The threat of lightning continues for tion (CPR), most victims can survive a conducts electricity. Remember that much longer period than most people lightning strike. telephone lines and metal pipes can realize. Wait at least 30 minutes after easily conduct electricity. the last lightning flash before leaving Lightning can reach inside and kill shelter. Sometimes a day with bright Who gets injured? sunlight and a blue sky can fool the If lightning hits a house, it can flow unsuspected. If you hear thunder, you through the plumbing, electrical or About one third of all injuries occur are within striking distance. Seek safe telephone wires. Lightning has killed during work, another third of injuries shelter immediately! people talking on telephones. It also occur during recreational or sports has killed people in showers or bath- activities. The last third occurs in Outdoor Activities: Minimizing The tubs. diverse situations, including injuries to Risk Of Being Struck those inside buildings. Unplug appliances not necessary for obtaining weather information. Avoid According to Storm Data, a National using the telephone or any electrical Weather Service publication, the U.S. appliances. Use phones ONLY in an averages 73 reported lightning fatali- emergency. Do not take a bath or ties per year. Due to under reporting, shower. Turn off air conditioners. the figures are more realistically about Power surges from lightning can over- 100 deaths per year. Only about 10 load the compressors. percent of people who are struck are killed, leaving 90 percent with various Cars offer lightning shelter degrees of disability. When lightning hits the car, current Estimating Lightning’s Distance flows through the metal frame toward the ground. Lightning jumps from the The first stroke of lightning is just as wheel to the ground, sometimes blow- deadly as the last. If the sky looks The greatest number of lightning ing out the tires. threatening, take shelter before hearing deaths and injuries in the United States thunder. occurs during the summer months If you are caught outdoors and no when the combination of lightning and shelter is nearby The time between seeing a lightning outdoor summertime activities reaches flash and hearing the thunder it pro- a peak. During the summer, people Go to higher ground, when flash duces is a rough guide to how far take advantage of the warm weather to flooding or flooding is possible. Do away the lightning was. Normally, enjoy a multitude of outdoor recre- not attempt to drive through flooded thunder is heard up to 10 miles from ational activities. Unfortunately, areas. Abandon your vehicle if caught the lightning that makes it. Lightning those outdoor recreational activities in a flash flood and go to higher heats the air around it to as much as can put them at greater risk of being ground. Note: Most flash flood 60,000 degrees, producing sound struck by lightning. Those involved in deaths occur in automobiles. waves by the quick expansion of the activities such as boating, swimming, heated air. Since light travels at fishing, bicycling, golfing, jogging, Find a low spot away from trees, 186,000 miles per second, you see the walking, hiking, camping, or working fences, and poles. Make sure the place lightning the instant it flashes. Sound, out of doors need to take the appropri- you pick is not subject to flooding. If including thunder, travels about a mile ate actions in a timely manner when you are in a wooded area, take shelter in five seconds near the ground. If 15 thunderstorms approach. under the shorter trees. If you are seconds elapse between seeing a light- boating or swimming, get to land and ning bolt and hearing its thunder, the If someone is struck, what do I do? find shelter immediately. lightning was about three miles away. In the unfortunate event that a person If you feel your skin tingle or your Lightning closer than three miles away is struck by lightning, immediate med- hair stands on end, squat low to the is a warning to take shelter immediate- ical care can save a person’s life. ground on the balls of your feet. Place ly. Successive lightning strikes are Cardiac arrest and irregularities, burns, often two to three miles apart. If the and nerve damage are common in continued on page 3 June 2002 SiteLines 3 Lightning kills Odds of Becoming a Lightning Victim continued from page 2 US 2000 Census population 280,000,000 your hands on your knees with your Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year head between them. Make yourself the (reported deaths + injuries) 1/700,000 smallest target possible, and minimize Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year your contact with the ground. (estimated total deaths + injuries) 1/240,000 If you encounter a lightning storm, fol- low the guidelines presented above. Odds of being struck in your lifetime (Est. 80 years) 1/3000 Share this information with your fami- ly members and friends - especially Odds you will be affected by someone being struck. with your children or grandchildren. (Ten people affected for every one struck). 1/300 In southern Nevada, the peak months for lightning strikes are July and August. Safety Focus This article highlights the various components that comprise Bechtel Nevada’s Construction Safety Program. Over the next several months, a new monthly article will address a different component of Bechtel Nevada’s unique Construction Safety Program. reference, usually Pocket refer- worn with their ences aid NNSA-issued security badge, and reference BN’s con- the ISM principles and functions. The con- struction cept grew and became a valuable tool within safety the construction by Jennifer Morton and department. Other ref- Rick Remington erence cards were soon developed, providing a Bechtel Nevada’s pocket reference with Construction Safety key elements from the Program utilizes pocket Construction Safety references as an integral Program. Such pocket part of its overall safety references include, program, which has artwork by Jennifer Morton pre-job reviews, a list- helped lead Bechtel Laminated pocket references are an integral part of Bechtel Nevada’s ing of company safety Nevada in nearly 200 Construction Safety Program. Pocket references include, pre-job directives, construction days without a record- reviews, a listing of company safety directives, construction depart- department operating able injury. ment operating procedures, and the electrical safety/lockout tagout procedures, and the (LOTO) Lifeline. electrical safety/lock- Prior to June 1999, con- out tagout (LOTO) struction department Lifeline. workers had to remember and incorporate the seven princi- ples and five core functions of Integrated Safety All reference cards help to alleviate accidents, but a particu- Management Systems (ISM) into daily routine, which posed larly invaluable one is the electrical safety/LOTO Lifeline. a difficult task until the idea of laminated pocket references Lockout tagout is a method where an energy source is was introduced at an ISM Day. The concept worked very locked and tagged so that work is performed without the well and a new way of injecting safety into daily tasks presence of hazardous energy. Lockout in most cases is a began in the construction department. physical lock applied at the energy source to ensure that it is Workers could now look at their easily accessible pocket continued on page 4 June 2002 SiteLines 4 Pocket references aid BN’s construction safety continued from page 2 erence that includes document refer- to May this employee did not use the ences and the names and phone num- Lockout Tagout procedure which could not re-energized. Tagout is a physical bers of resources to answer questions. have prevented the situation. tag that is placed on the lock which May also included definitions to help informs everyone involved that the determine if the LOTO is a single or “Almost everyone has the laminated system is locked and is only removed multiple source and LOTO Lifelines or pocket references now,” May said. by the individual or individuals who procedures to follow. installed it. A single source lockout is “I call these my fantastic plastic. when only one energy source is locked “It was hard to remember the LOTO Whether it is LOTO, ISM, or company out to de-energize a system. Multiple Lifelines and do them in order,” said safety procedures they allow me to source lockout requires more than one May, who prior to the laminated cards, have a quick reference to use on a day- source locked out to de-energize the clipped a printout of the procedures to to-day basis,” said Kevin Cooke, con- system. There are different LOTO his badge. struction superintendent. procedures for the various power sources. May developed the LOTO Lifeline Although, reference cards are not a pocket reference in July 2001, not long requirement for construction depart- Jimmy May, a Bechtel Nevada con- after an employee was struck with ment workers, the use is certainly rec- struction wireman foreman, sensed the 4,160 volts of electricity as a result of ognized. confusion and developed a pocket ref- not following procedures. According bocce ball. The events took Gold: Chess, Shuffleboard, swam competitively in col- Teams score in place over a period of about and Track and Field lege. the top six in two months in various loca- tions around the city. Silver: Range Shooting, Walk Race, Bike Race, and For others, this was their the 2002 Both team medals and indi- Bocce Ball Bronze: Fishing, and Tennis first year to participate. Corporate vidual medals were award- ed. The following medal Wackenhut Gail Anderson, a newcom- er to Las Vegas, said, “I will Challenge awards are for the four teams: Gold: Range Shooting, definitely make this some- thing that I participate in for by Jennifer Morton Shuffleboard (Men) years to come. I know I Bechtel Nevada Silver: Grass Volleyball made many new acquain- Teams battled their way to (Women) tances and I hope some new the top six in this year’s Gold: Horseshoes-Men, Bronze: Archery, Bowling, friends along the way.” City of Las Vegas Corporate Horseshoes-Women, Trap Shoot Anderson not only met new Challenge. Four teams from Horseshoes (Overall), friends, but she also the National Nuclear Shuffleboard (Coed), Several employees received received Corporate Security Administration Shuffleboard (Women), individual medals in their Challenge’s Volunteer of the Nevada Operations Shuffleboard (Overall) events. Year award for her devoted (NNSA/NV) complex Silver: 5-K Run, Bowling, time and energy. placed in the top six: Fishing, Swimming Ginnia Bills, a Bechtel Bechtel Nevada placed third Bronze: Canoe Race, Nevada employee, received Bechtel Nevada team mem- in the B-Division, IT placed Horseshoes (Coed), Laser three gold medals and a sil- bers were interviewed by fifth in the D-Division, Tag, Track and Field ver one in swimming, and a Fox 5, May 19, along with NNSA/NV placed second in gold and a bronze medal in competitors, Yucca the D-Division, and IT track and field. Bills has Mountain (who placed first Wackenhut placed sixth in participated in Corporate in the B-Division) and the C- Division. Silver: 5 K Run, and Bike Challenge for the last four Southwest Gas (who placed Race years. second in the B-Division). These teams, comprised of Bronze: Table Tennis, and Gail Anderson was also all ages and professional Darts “I enjoy the chance to com- highlighted for receiving the levels, competed against pete against my peers and Corporate Challenge’s other corporate teams in Las NNSA/NV the interaction with my Volunteer of the Year award. Vegas in events ranging teammates,” said Bills, who from track and field to June 2002 SiteLines 5 Take Y our C hild t o W ork D ay Bring Your Children to computer modeling of Nevada Test Site geology. Each child received a Work Day 2002 certificate and goody bag at the clos- by Kirsten Kellogg ing reception to commemorate their day at NNSA/NV. On April 25, 2002, more than 50 children of National Nuclear Many thanks to the following people Security Administration Nevada for making Bring Your Children to Operations Office (NNSA/NV) and Work Day a huge success: Darryl contractor employees took part in Brock, SCI; Michael Brown, RAI ; the annual Bring Your Children to Tamiko Brown, BN; Kathy Work Day program. Aimed at get- Carlson, NNSA/NV; Tamara ting children interested in science, Don McIntosh, Bechtel Nevada para- Collins-Culbertson, SCI; Sandy the program offered many opportu- medic, talks to Take Your Children to Work Cross, NNSA/NV; Joyce Curlee, nities for the children to see science Day participants about paramedics’ roles NRE; Terri Logan Cuttaia, SAIC ; at work. Vicky Davis, NNSA/NV; Heather the Nevada Test Site. Emmons, IT; Charlotte Franky, Parents were SAIC; Angela Gilmer, DTRA; La science experi- given two Tomya Glass, NNSA/NV; Sheril ments and view options when Hamlin, WSI ; Nancy Harkess, several displays. registering for NNSA/NV; Bruce Hurley, They learned the day: a tour NNSA/NV; Brandon Jautaikis, SCI; everything from of the Nevada Elaine Jimenez, NNSA/NV; Andrea how to design Test Site or the Kato, NNSA/NV; Kirsten Kellogg, their own T- program at the NNSA/NV; Sandy Marshall, WSI; shirts, how static North Las Linda Middaugh, BN; John Mooney, electricity works, Vegas SCI; Jennifer Morton, BN; Ross pollution preven- Complex. Nelson, NNSA/NV; Yulonda Paige, tion, and NNSA/NV; Gary Pyles, NNSA/NV; weapons of mass The tour of the Carolyn Roberts, NNSA/NV; Linda Nevada Test photo by Keith Kolb destruction. The Schmith, NNSA/NV; Carol Shelton, children also got Site, sponsored Don DeCaria, Bechtel Nevada, demon- NNSA/NV; Ken Small, NNSA/NV; a chance to tour by Bechtel strates a new communications technique Blanca St. Clair, NNSA/NV; Helen an ambulance Nevada, was Stolz, NRE; and Rae Yuhas, WSI. called Phase Shift Keying, 31 Baud and fire truck on an all-day (PSK31) to Take Your Children to Work loan from the event. Thank you also to the Nevada Support Day participants. PSK31 allows amateur Mercury Fire Highlights Facility cafeteria and the Nevada radio operators to communicate with the Department and included Employees use of computers and keyboards. the Mobile Frenchman Association for their continued support Flat, the of the Bring Hazardous Materials Spill Center, Intruder Control Point-1, the U1a Complex, Your Children Reconnaissance Sedan Crater, the Mercury Fire Station, Vehicle on loan to Work Day and the Wackenhut Services, Inc. from program. (WSI) Training Center. Wackenhut Services, Inc. Children who remained at the North Las Vegas Complex also had a full day Later in the day, of activities planned for them. They children were continued on were welcomed in the morning by able to tour the page 6 NNSA/NV Manager Kathy Carlson Nevada Test who asked them what they wanted to photo by Vince Stern Site History be when they grow up. There were a Center, view a John Mooney, SCI, explains how a com- lot of future doctors, lawyers, scien- weather service puter works to Anita Temple, SCI, and her tists, and teachers in the audience. demonstration, grandson Stephan, at the Bring Your Following the welcome, children were and try their Children to Work Day Program. given the opportunity to do hands-on luck at 3-D June 2002 SiteLines 6 Take Y our C hild t o W ork D ay continued from page 5 Las Vegas children and gave them an Elizabeth Becerril, WSI; Corey assignment to answer three questions: Bishop, BN; ST Brown, WSI; 1) What is Bechtel Nevada’s first pri- Tamiko Brown, BN (Chairperson); Bechtel Nevada’s Take ority?; 2) What does PBSP stand for?; Lorraine Capitanelli, BN; Brenda 3) How long has the Nevada Test Site Carter, BN; Dick Davis, WSI; Your Child(ren) To Work been a part of National Security? Deborah Foster, BN; Jeffrey Day 2002 Gordon, BN; Frances Guinn, BN; The North Las Vegas program had a Sheril Hamlin, WSI; Sandra Hayes, by Tamiko Brown fire truck and ambulance from the BN; Darlene Holseth, BN; Judith Mercury Fire Station. Dennis Lacuadra, BN; Cheryl Landholm, On April 25, 2002, 154 children of Fulkerson provided the older children NNSA/NV; Sandra Marshall, WSI; Bechtel Nevada and Wackenhut with a counterintelligence briefing. Samantha Messer, BN; Kelly Services Inc. (WSI-NV) employees The MIRV and Badger vehicles were Meurrens, BN; Linda Middaugh, participated in the annual Take Your on location for the children to view BN; Jennifer Morgan, BN; Jennifer Child(ren) to Work Day program. and WSI provided weapons safety Morton, BN; Jodi Navarrette, WSI; training. Volunteers from the Nellis John Nelson, BN; Cheryl Oar, BN; Originally begun in 1992, Take Our Remote Sensing Laboratory gave Beth Shuffield, BN; William Skarda, Daughters to Work® Day provides demonstrations on satellite communi- BN; Nancy Tufano, BN; Rae Yuhas, girls with an understanding of possible cations and photography and videogra- WSI; the Mercury Cafeteria staff; career opportunities by allowing them phy. Both locations had a group photo and USA Coach. The following indi- to shadow their parent while at work. taken to commemorate this year’s pro- viduals and organizations donated Beginning in 2003, the national organi- gram. items for the special prize drawings at zation will expand their program to the North Las Vegas and Nevada Test include boys. The program’s name Children at North Las Vegas had the Site programs: Kurt Arnold, BEAT, will officially change to Take Our opportunity to have lunch with their Tamiko Brown, and the NTS Daughters and Sons to Work® Day. parent and later see where their office Historical Foundation. was located. In a closing ceremony, Locally, this year’s event included two Brian Sheridan, Bechtel Nevada’s structured programs – an NTS tour and deputy general manager for national RSL-Andrews celebrates a North Las Vegas program. Children, security response programs and opera- ages eight to 18, attended the North tions, asked the children to list three Take Your Children to Las Vegas program. Employees’ chil- cool things that they had seen during Work Day dren aged 14 to 18 were able to tour the day and to answer the three ques- tions that Fred Tarantino had asked by Wendy Cable the Nevada Test Site or participate in the North Las Vegas activities. earlier in the day. The children ended the day on a sweet note with an ice On April 25, seven children spent the cream treat. All children received a day at Andrews Remote Sensing The day began at 6:15 a.m. with 35 certificate of participation and will Laboratory (RSL-A). Children partici- children heading to the Nevada Test receive their group photos. pated in interactive activities and Site on a Coach USA bus with Dick learned a little bit more about what Davis, WSI, as the tour guide. The The following presenters and volun- their parents do while at work. children observed or participated in hands-on fire fighting tactics and life teers made this year’s program a suc- cess: Rebecca Mariano and Wendy Cable saving procedures. They also received coordinated this event and provided the a briefing on the capabilities of the Site Presenters - Brett Benson, BN; guests of honor: Chris Cable, Operations Center at Control Point-1. William Botos, BN; Mike Childers, Nicholas Cable, Alexander Maurer, The highlight of the tour was the WSI NNSA/NV; Don DeCaria, BN; Chuck Jack Meade, Jenny Vojtech, Rich Training Center. It was hard tearing Fauerbach, BN; Walter Foster, WSI; Vojtech and Matt Walker, with a them away from the Firearm Training Dennis Fulkerson, BN; Jon structured and informative itinerary. Simulator (FATS). The children par- ticipating on the NTS tour had lunch at Gallardo, BN; John Gamby, BN; John Gerard, BN; Steve Goldman, At 7:00 a.m. children arrived at RSL-A the Mercury cafeteria, including a BN; Philip Gorka, BN; Christopher and toured the building with their par- desert. Cathi Tharin, Bechtel Hersh, BN; Keith Kolb, BN; James ents. The parents were then released Nevada’s construction manager, and Lawler, BN; Don McIntosh, BN; and the activities began. Mary Maier, WSI’s deputy general manager, presented each participant William Nixon, BN; Jimmy Pechacek, BN; Doug Rierson, BN; The first activity was “Find the Hidden with a certificate. The group had a Chris Swiger, BN; Ronald Wells, Source,” a demonstration by Rick photo taken to commemorate this year’s program. BN; WSI Training instructors, and David Young, BN. Fred Tarantino, Bechtel Nevada’s Volunteers - Kurt Arnold, BN; continued on page 7 general manager welcomed, the North June 2002 SiteLines 7 Take Y our C hild t o W ork D ay continued from page 6 from a solid to a liquid and back to a Gummy Worms) Prize: Five $1 solid. After this sticky situation the McDonald’s Gift Certificates Maurer and Peter Heimberg who children were then returned to their 3rd Place: Hunter Peters - Burstin’ showed the group how special back- parents to shadow them for the remain- Berry Cobbler Prize: Three $1 packs and briefcases are used for der of the day. McDonald’s Gift Certificates detection. The children walked around and listened for hidden simulated After lunch, the future adults visited sources by use of earphones. Take Your Children to with Hank Wenzel, Louis Ruocco, Work Day at Livermore Larry MacNeil, Paul Parker and A safety briefing was given to teach Operations Leisa Wyatt-Russell to learn how the children how to exit the building in By Jan Bisterfeldt Livermore Operations functions. They case of an emergency. Outside they also designed entries for the Bechtel viewed a fire truck and met Sparky, Eight future adults attended Livermore Nevada Environment, Safety and RSL-A’s dalmatian mascot. Operations Take Your Children to Health (ES&H) 2003 Calendar Work/Safety Day on April 25. The Contest. At the end of the day, the stu- At 10:00 a.m., Jim Walker and Salee eight who attended were Kaylee dents observed their parents complete Wilson gave a demonstration with dig- Ballstadt, Elizabeth Delash, Russell one basic work- related task and ital cameras. Children were able to Jefferson, Hunter Peters, Kristen watched an ergonomics checkup. take pictures, download the images, Ruocco, Jamie Thurman, Lindsay and send them to friends/family via e- Thurman and Chelsea Wyatt. mail. The first part of the morning was Next, Luc Murphy and Eric Moore devoted to a “Post High School demonstrated how liquid nitrogen can Graduation Budgeting Project.” change the physical properties and The students chose a fictitious phases of objects; he tested this on a roommate, job, apartment, and rose, banana, and a nail. The group calculated the expected expens- then made their own ice cream using es. The future adults began to liquid nitrogen and sampled their cre- realize how difficult it was to ation. survive on $7.50 to $10 per hour in the San Francisco Bay area. photo by Ann Thurman After lunch, the group was given an aviation lesson and Dave Butler During the second part of the (From left) Lindsay Thurman (daughter of showed children the interior of RSL- morning, the students viewed an Ann Thurman), Elizabeth Delash (daugh- A’s B-200 aircraft. action-packed Earth Day/ Save ter of Joseph Delash), Jamie Thurman the Planet presentation. After (daughter of Ann Thurman), and Kaylee the presentation, everyone Ballstadt (sponsored by Ann Thurman) participated in a lively dis- work on their “Budgeting Project.” cussion on how the topic Elizabeth Delash won top honors for the relates to them personally closest and most realistic budget (she was now and in the future. the youngest team member). For lunch the entire Livermore Operations Team was invited to a six-inch sub sandwich meal. During the lunch break a dessert bake-off was held. The judges, Hank Wenzel, Tim Sammons and Tom Sinagra had photo by Rick Maurer a tough time selecting the win- Luc Murphy and Eric Moore demonstrate ners, but after “a lot of tastes,” the to the children how liquid nitrogen can following were awarded: change the physical properties of objects. 1st Place: Kristen Ruocco - Fantastic Fresh Fruit Pizza (Tort) Prize: 10- $1 McDonald’s Gift At 1:30 p.m. the group participated in Certificates a hands-on experiment using bubble 2nd Place: Chelsea Wyatt - Yummy gum to explore phase changes. “Worm in Dirt” (Chocolate Pie with Children watched bubble gum turn June 2002 SiteLines 8 This Six Sigma feature focuses on the Process Improvement Projects (PIPs) at the National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations’ complex. Over the next six months, a different article will detail each PIP, the team associated with the PIP, and the anticipated benefits and cost savings involved with implementing the recommendations of the PIP team. Wharton (site supervisor), col- Borehole lect data through team meetings Management PIP and interviews with key project personnel as well as through scheduled to speed field observations. up closures The team then breaks down each stage of the process to by Jennifer Morton determine the required time and resources. This enables the Borehole Management Program team to find areas that need The crew removes tubing from a recently workers anticipated 15 years to fill reworking. Once enough infor- the 1,300 unused boreholes and cemented borehole in preparation for demobi- mation is available, the data is wells on the Nevada Test Site, but lization. analyzed by statistical software. with the help of the Borehole The process map is also devel- Management Process Improvement to support the U.S. Department of oped to run a simulation model with Program (PIP) closure completion is Energy’s weapons testing program. the data collected using different vari- about to speed up. ables that affect the closure cycle time. The Borehole Management PIP team, In compliance with the state of midway through the Six Sigma evalua- The PIP is scheduled for completion Nevada’s Department of Water tion process, continues to monitor and by October 15, 2002. At that time Resources drilling and licensing regu- gather information on the Borehole Ken Ortego, Bechtel Nevada’s lations, the National Nuclear Security Management Program in order to iden- Borehole Management Program proj- Administration Nevada Operations ini- tify potential efficiencies for comple- ect manager, will receive the control tiated the Borehole Management tion of well and borehole closures. plan detailing the recommended Program for plugging wells and bore- Six Sigma’s target is to identify changes. holes which are no longer used in pro- methodologies to reduce the average grams at the Nevada Test Site. The cycle time and cost associated with the “The PIP is running on schedule and objective of well and borehole closure closure of a borehole by 10 percent. If most of the data needs are being cap- is to prevent the migration of contami- the target rate is reached, the PIP team tured,” said Jerry Bonn. The imme- nants, contaminated groundwater, and will save $404,000 per year. diacy of closure completion depends to prevent surface contamination from on NNSA funding. “If funding is entering the subsurface. The Borehole Management PIP team, increased, then more resources are comprising Jerry Bonn (black belt), assigned to the project. Part of the PIP Since the late 1950s, 4,000 wells and Tom Fitzmaurice (yellow belt), process is to look at the cost benefit of boreholes were constructed to support Robert Green (health physics), assigning additional resources,” added uses that range from water supply Dennis Gustafson (project task man- Bonn. wells to large diameter nuclear device ager), Tom Mulkey (process champi- emplacements. The most recent con- on), Ken Ortego (project Sixty boreholes were closed this fiscal structed wells and boreholes were used manager/process owner), and Wilbert year; ten ahead of schedule. The Meadows School competes in Washington, D.C. by Kirsten Kellogg Boulder High School of Boulder, Colorado, competition runs in a round-robin format placed second, and Mission San Jose High followed by a double- elimination final. In May, the Meadows School represented School of Fremont, California, placed third, Questions are submitted by scientists at all the Nevada region in the 12th Annual each winning a one-week research trip to of DOE’s facilities, as well as from other National Science Bowl in Washington, an Energy Department facility. federal agencies and universities. D.C. Team members Heather Cringan, Patrick Hummel, Alan Micev, and The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) The Meadows School team was coached by Matthew Swetnam battled wits against 63 National Science Bowl is a highly publi- teacher John Milburn. They won the high school teams from across the country cized academic competition among teams regional title by defeating four-time cham- for the national title. of high school students who answer multi- pions, Reno High School, and 31 other ple-choice and short-answer questions in high school teams from California, In the end, Thomas Jefferson High School the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The team for Science and Technology from physics, mathematics, computer science, received $2,500 for their science and math Alexandria, Virginia, won the competition earth science, and general science. The departments, matching team book bags, a and a two-week trip to the International teams consist of five students and a teacher, first place trophy, and an all-expense paid Youth Science Forum in London, England. who serves as an advisor and coach. The trip to the National competition. June 2002 SiteLines 9 Neighbors helping neighbors by Kurt Arnold paint. Volunteer electri- cians rewired outlets that The adage, “the third were not working and time is a charm,” may began to rewire the be a true statement, stove/oven outlet. but the fifth time proves that success is The following weekend not always guaran- saw a dramatic change to teed by numbers. Marie’s home. The ceil- Bechtel Nevada vol- ings and walls in all the unteers who partici- home’s rooms were given pated in this year’s a fresh coat of paint. fifth annual New vinyl floor tiles Christmas in April were installed in the mas- project learned that photo by Kurt Arnold ter bathroom and in the success is the result kitchen and dining room. The front of Marie Fields’ home before volunteers began any work. New baseboards were of hard work and determination. placed around the living stick. The concrete was chipped away room and kitchen walls. Electricians This year’s project began the weekend and a new pad was poured. The two finished the electrical work for the of April 5 with removal of an old stor- old patio doors were removed and a stove/oven and tested all the electrical age shed located on the Marie Fields’ new one installed. outlets. New light fixtures were back patio. The major project for this installed in the kitchen and dining weekend was the removal of the On April 12 and 13, volunteers primed room. A new stove hood was installed home’s front concrete walkway. and began painting the interior of under the kitchen cabinet, which was Marie’s home. Her kitchen wall, remounted onto the wall. The home’s The old “front step” exterior trim and win- was an obstacle for dow bars were primed. Marie Fields’ electric scooter to enter and On the final weekend, exit the front door. A new carpeting and few volunteers padding were installed removed the front step in the living room, hall- and later poured a new way, and master bed- concrete ramp to allow room. New closet Marie’s scooter to easi- doors, with a fresh coat ly enter and exit her of paint, were installed home. Other volun- in the bedrooms and in teers patched the interi- the hallway. New drap- or walls, including the ery rods and mini living room’s paneled blinds were hung in the walls which were first bedrooms and the living photo by Kurt Arnold room. The biggest “roughed up” by using handheld sanders. The exterior of Marie’s home after it received a fresh coat of white transformation was Decorative faux bricks paint and the trim a light blue coat. made to the exterior of were removed from the the home. The home’s wall in front of the exterior received a kitchen sink. Carpeting was removed above the sink, was resurfaced. The fresh coat of white paint and the trim a from the living room, hallway, and toilet in the hallway bathroom was light blue coat. Several volunteers Marie’s bedroom. Old tiles were replaced with a new, handicap-accessi- raked the back yard, trimmed the trees, removed from the kitchen, dining ble model. A new vanity and sink lay sod in the front yard, and planted room, and master bathroom floors. were installed in the master bathroom. new flower beds. Fred Tarantino, The concrete slab underneath the two The home’s exterior walls were Bechtel Nevada’s president and general patio doors, off the kitchen, was crum- patched and the outside trim was bling and causing the doors to sag and scraped in preparation of a new coat of continued on page 10 June 2002 SiteLines 10 Neighbors helping neighbors continued from page 9 Gary Gardner and his wife Michelle; Irina; Biff Thompson; Robert Hill; Janet Hough- Mike Thompson, Gary “Thor” manager, visited the project site and DiLorenzo; Brad Joseph; Lee Kapit; Thormahlen; Cle Threats (House met with Marie and members of her Darrell “Duke” Killen; John Kitt Captain) and his daughter Moneica; family. and his daughter Raina; Judith Paul Toles; Nancy Tufano; Fred Lacuadra; Dan Loney and his wife Watson; DL Whittington, and Sam At the end of the final day, the number Debby; Kenny Machynia; Kurt Williams. of days and hours to com- Two high schools, plete the job Mojave High did not matter. School and The dedicated Silverado High volunteers School, offered could see the volunteer students results of their to join in partici- hard work pating in this reflected on the year’s project. smiles of Students who gave Marie and her up a Saturday family’s faces included: as they settled back into their Mojave High renewed home. School Kurt Cady, The hard work Kristopher Dalton, and determina- Brett Donaldson, tion of the fol- Aaron Gentil, lowing people Robert Hill, enabled the photo by Von Moll photo by Von Moll Nicholas Kennedy, success of this Ryan Raagan, Marina Tharin (right, daughter of Team work is an important aspect of year’s project: Kevin Rafferty Cathi and Lou Tharin) helps Jeanie Christmas in April work. Dennis (parent), Matt Sexton (left, daughter of Ann Sexton) Finney (left) lends a helping hand as Kurt Arnold Rafferty, Ericka trim branches on one of Marie Fields’ John Kitt installs a new security door Rockwood (Team front yard trees. on Marie Fields’ home. Coordinator); (teacher and Richard coach), James Avina; Fred Beecher; John Martinez; Gilbert Medina; Steve Tuitama, and Neil Vogt. Birkland; Vicky Birkland; Tamiko Metta; John Millender; Any Moore; Brown; Brenda Carter (Home Tommy Joe Morrissey; Kelly Silverado High School Ambassador); Nelson Cochrane; JL Murphy; William “Frenchy” Steven Castiblanco, Xiera Desamero, Ecker; Carla Ellis; James Faglier; Nichols and his wife, Barbara; daugh- Nicole Dupre, Miren Guenechea, Dennis Finney and his wife Cheryl ter Geneva, and son Luke; Cheryl Johnson Kuo, and Marites Molina. Rodriguez; Roger Flanagan; Don Oar; John Pennington, Sr.; Phyllis Foster; Radack; Harry Saxton; Ann Sexton A special thanks to Dr. Fisher, Home and her husband Charlie, and daughter Depot, Nevada Linen Supply (Cheryl continued on page 7 Jeanie; Ralph Somers; Randy Lydon), Nina Cleaners, and Port of continued from page 6 Summers; Cathi Tharin, Lou Subs for their generous donations and Tharin, and daughters Marina and discounts. In the next issue of SiteLines ... * Accelerated NTS cleanup * Motorola Weblink Wireless dedication * Six Sigma update June 2002 SiteLines 11 Beyond the call of $250 from Bechtel Nevada. individually on the patent. Any Bechtel Nevada licensing fee or royalties received employee receives Inventors receiving awards for their patent applications included: from the commercial development of the technology are shared with CEM designation Curt Allen, Special Technologies the patentees with a portion used to reinvest back into research and by Jennifer Morton Laboratory in Santa Barbara, Calif., development activities and the for “Human Motion Detector,” a remainder used to fund additional Congratulations to Bechtel Nevada radar technology for locating people patent work. employee, Michael Petullo who buried in rubble. recently received the Certified This year marks the first time that Emergency Manager (CEM) desig- John DiBenedetto and Kevin Kyle, employees have received patent nation, the highest honor of profes- Special Technologies Laboratory in application awards. These awards sional achievement available from Santa Barbara, Calif., for a forensic were designed as an incentive to the International Association of technology which visualizes dried encourage other inventors in the Emergency Managers (IAEM). blood. company to submit their ideas for patentable inventions. Petullo, a senior technician who Intellectual Property works in emergency management, For additional information about joined 28 other selected candidates Bechtel Nevada’s Technology completed an extensive credential Intellectual property is the explosive Transfer Program or assistance in package, a management essay in growth area of the information age. filling out the patent application response to a scenario the person The term covers patents, copyrights form, contact John Elliott, BN might face while fulfilling emer- and trademarks and how businesses (702-295-0256) or Cheryl Miller, gency management responsibilities, can license and transfer these rights BN (702-295-2978). and a written examination. as if they were actual physical prop- Certification is effective for five erty. years at which time professional development and commitment to the emergency management profes- Bechtel Nevada’s execution support BN employee is group covers other aspects of tech- sion are required for recertification. nology transfer including coopera- team leader at The IAEM is a nonprofit educa- tive research and development tional organization dedicated to agreements (CRADA); work for oth- high school ethics promoting the goals of saving lives ers (WFO); and non- disclosure and protecting property during agreements. seminar emergencies and disasters. In its by Jann Bisterfeldt membership, there are more than 1,800 emergency managers repre- “Ethics,” a highly regarded training senting local, state, and federal gov- topic within Bechtel Nevada, was ernment; private industry; and mili- Robert Buckles and Boris Yen the topic at a recent Livermore, tary emergency managers. The (retired), Livermore Operations in California high school workshop. emergency management certification Livermore, Calif., for “Series Allen Riddle, Livermore program was developed over the last Transmissions Line Transformer,” Operations’ mechanical engineer, several years by IAEM and is fund- an impedance matching technology served as one of the team leaders for ed by the Federal Emergency for electronic circuits. this inaugural event. Management Agency. As part of management and operat- This event, supported by the Tracy ing contract with the National Unified School District’s program Inventors receive Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations, Bechtel Nevada “Character Counts!” (a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics), monetary awards conducts technology transfer activi- ties for technologies invented in the emphasizes six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibil- by John Elliott course of business. Under Bechtel ity, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Nevada’s technology transfer pro- Five inventors, whose ideas were gram, employees associated with turned into patent applications, developing technology that has continued on page 12 received individual monetary awards potential commercial use are listed June 2002 SiteLines 12 Beyond the call continued from page 11 Finally, a karate club demonstrated their skills and spoke to students on Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI) rec- their experiences of escaping drugs, ognizes employees who go beyond As team leader, Riddle guided his gangs, and building their self-confi- the call of duty with a special award. group of eight students, ranging in dence by enrolling in a school of The award known as Above and age from 14 to18, through a discus- karate and learning to promote a bal- Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) sion pertaining to the various issues ance of the mind, body, and spirit. has been awarded to the following brought up by keynote speakers. WSI employees: Some of those issues revolved “The entire event was very success- around the importance of character ful and did a good job of helping Hershel Parks was presented an development, the types of character- students mentally bridge the gap ABCD award for the outstanding job istics that tend to make some people between high school, college, and/or he did while serving as the supply more successful than others, and the workplace,” Riddle said sum- sergeant in the absence of the regu- what characteristics employers seek ming up his experience at this year’s larly scheduled individual. during the hiring process. The group event. also formulated and presented appro- John Holliday performed the duties priate questions related to those According to Linda Spaulding, char- of the vehicle sergeant in an exem- issues. acter education coordinator for Tracy plary manner over the past three Unified School District, Riddle was months, which resulted in him The day included a financial activity chosen because “he is an excellent receiving an ABCD award. during which they chose a lifestyle example for our students.” and were able to evaluate their cost An ABCD award was given to Leo of living. Upon completion, “they “This all-day event, which judging Price due to his outstanding support could begin to see that $8.00 per from the enthusiasm generated, will that he continually provides to all hour at the mall was not going to cut become an annual event,” said customers, both internal and exter- it for the rest of their life,” expressed Spaulding. nal. Riddle. “The activity was particular- ly successful and opened the eyes of M. Keith Frandsen celebrated his more than one student. They were 40th anniversary with WSI on May unaware of how much their parents ABCD Award win- 6, 2002. subsidized their lifestyle,” he added. ners by Sharil Hamlin Lessons Learned may explode if left in an enclosed vehicle Summer, a season of The bright, reflective sun can also cause during high temperatures. A normally sta- problems. A few years ago, a pedestrian ble compound may become unstable at ele- changing conditions was hit by a vehicle at Rocky Flats, vated temperatures. Gas containers left in by Dawn Starrett Colorado. The position of the sun in the direct sunlight for long periods of time can driver’s face and a dirty windshield were explode. Vehicle tires experience dry rot part of the causes. Visibility is extremely from sun damage which creates the poten- In most areas of the country, summer is limited to the east during the morning and tial for a blowout. associated with enjoyable weather condi- to the west in the evening hours. Drivers tions. Summer in the desert consists of dry can help decrease the hazard by wearing Evaluate work scopes for potential heat- winds, intense sun, and extreme heat. sunglasses, keeping windshields clean, and related hazards and other changing condi- These changing conditions can result in using their sun visors. Pedestrians need to tions. To ensure worker safety, planning unsafe situations when traveling to work, remain alert to traffic conditions and ensure documents should consider changing con- while at work, or when leaving work. that drivers have seen them before proceed- ditions and incorporate lessons learned, ing in crosswalks or when crossing inter- whether from here or from other facilities. There are many hazards associated with the sections. wind. The wind can dehydrate workers at If you have a lesson learned related to a faster rate, but it can also decrease visi- Heat may increase the air pressure within a changing conditions, contact Dawn bility and create dry, dusty conditions that sealed drum. It becomes a hazard to an Starrett, site lessons learned coordinator may require some type of dust suppression. unsuspecting worker when preparing to (702-295-4297). Safety glasses are not designed to protect open the drum. Aerosol cans, and other against airborne dust and dirt particles. containers with contents under pressure, June 2002 SiteLines 13 Affirmative Procurement – Closing the recycle loop by Al Karns facilities to purchase certain items It is the responsibility of every made with recycled materials. employee who purchases an item to In previous articles, they addressed find out whether that item is on the how employees at federal facilities are This law is governed by the designated list or not. If the item is, it required by law to recycle. Making Environmental Protection Agency must contain recycled material. sure our recyclable materials are (EPA) which has published a list of Purchasing an item on the EPA- placed into the recycling containers is items that, when purchased, must con- Designated List containing virgin the first step of the recycle loop. tain recycled materials. The EPA- materials requires one of the following Designated List contains the fol- justifications: lowing 55 categories of products. When an item is purchased that • Product is not available within a falls into one of these categories, it reasonable period of time. must contain a minimum amount • A product does not meet appro- of recycled or remanufactured priat performance standards. materials. A few examples • A product is only available at an include: unreasonable price. • There is not adequate competi- Landscaping Products tion. Garden and soaker hoses Hydraulic mulch Buyers, P-Card holders, and people Paper-Based Hydraulic Mulch issuing blanket releases must ensure Wood-Based Hydraulic Mulch that affirmative procurement proce- dures are followed. By doing so, we stimulate a market for these products which brings down their price, making them more competitive with similar items made with virgin materials. To view the categories, visit www.epa.gov/cpg/products.htm For additional information on affirmative The second step of the recycle loop is procurement, contact Al Karns, making new products out of the mate- Bechtel Nevada (702-295-5689). rial. Items that have been placed into recycling containers eventually make Buying green closes the recycle loop. their way to a manufacturer. At the manufacturing plant, these items are melted or broken down and made into new products. Aluminum cans are Plastic lumber landscaping timbers melted down and made into new alu- and posts minum cans or aluminum lawn furni- HDPE ture. Plastic bottles are melted down Mixed and made into carpet, new bottles, and plastics/Sawdust our famous P2 T-shirts. Paper and HDPE/Fiberglass cardboard are turned into pulp and Other mixed resins made into new paper products. Even Lawn and garden edg- old tires are recycled into drip irriga- ing tion hose. Plastic and/or Rubber Most of us are familiar with these first Compost made from two steps, but what about the third yard trimmings or food step? The third step is called affirma- waste tive procurement, the process of buy- ing goods that have been made with recycled or remanufactured materials Vehicular Products (also known as buying green). Once Engine coolants again, federal law, the Resource Re-refined lubricating Conservation and Recovery Act oils (RCRA), requires employees at federal Retread tires June 2002 SiteLines 14 Bechtel Nevada Lopez, Michael 20 years John Watson 35 years Las Vegas - Charles Simpson, Michael Mitton, Marv Wollins; Thompson; Special 15 years Clay Cooper, Shellie Nevada Test Site - Bobby Technologies Laboratory Dawson Dorothy Witt; Los Alamos - John Flournoy; Los Miller, Steve Mizell Operations - Albert Alamos Operations - 10 years Travis Mcord, Susan Salazar Joyce Towell Edwards, Winfrey Whitfield 30 years Las Vegas - Jacquelynn New Hires Las Vegas - Paul Adams, Smith, Wilbur Tipton; Elizabeth Atkins, Teri 5 years Barbara Jackson Los Alamos Operations - Baca, Nicole Benavidez, John Echave Charles Carns, Carlos IT Corp. Figueroa, John Frasca, 10 years Patricia Luke 25 years Las Vegas - Edythe Mark Hedges, Gerald “Dee” Boyd, Gail Cohn; McCormack, Jr., April 5 years Candice Fillmore Nevada Test Site - James McHenry, Erik Nielsen, Fisher, Jr., Donald Le George Powell, Barrett SCI Claire Shaw, Stephen 5 years Anita Temple Swanson, Daniel Ward; 20 years Las Vegas - Kendall Nevada Test Site - Lawrence Livermore National Braithwaite, Stanley LaTonya Carson, Jerry Laboratory Brewster, Linda Dugas, Kimberly Fry, 20 years Donald Felske, Steven Hansen; Nevada Test Site Brian Garrett, David Stark - Richard Olson; Los Lanier, William Alamos Operations - Tempelton, Ronald Los Alamos National Laboratory Cenobio Gallegos, Warren; Special 20 years Clifford Oliver Ronald Ramsey; RSL- Technologies Laboratory Andrews - Ardena Carr - Clare Kimblin, Brian Ruchman Associates Incoporated Maddux, David 5 years Darlene Meissner 15 years Las Vegas - James Piasecki; Los Alamos Scherr, Ray Tibbits, Jr.; Operations - Craig Wackenhut Services Inc. Nevada Test Site - Dawn Kruschwitz, Heather 25 years Las Vegas - Howard Fletcher; Los Alamos Leffler Hoye; Nevada Test Site - Operations - Douglas Deloy Martinez Devore, Brent Frogget National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operation 15 years Las Vegas - Roxianna 10 years Las Vegas - Carol Perry; Office Frehner, Vivian Valvo Nevada Test Site - John 20 years Bruce Stolte Kozsan, Mark Krauss, 10 years Nevada Test Site - Denise Sapariti; Special 15 years Angela Harvey, Bruce Charles Stronach Technologies Laboratory Hurley, Mark - Howard Wong McCusker — Compiled by Tamiko Brown 5 years Las Vegas - Ronald 10 years Bobbie McClure Butters, Dallin Wrigley; Nevada Test Site - Frank Desert Research Institute June 2002 SiteLines 15 Edu ring for cati tne Par on This new feature will highlight the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office and Bechtel Nevada’s partnership with the Clark County School District’s Focus School Program. Space Day 2002 After the mission is completed, the The April winners for Kit Carson by Judith Lacuadra posters are returned to the schools for Elementary School’s Accelerated display, along with an official NASA Reading program are: Shalice Allen, Jim Bridger Junior High School was certification verifying the signatures Monick Anderson, Jose Barreto, one of 34 lucky Nevada schools flew in space. A photo of the crew Na’Stasha Bell, Naya Givens, selected to participate in Space Day’s that took the signatures up into space Channel Green, Keelan Harvey, “Student Signatures in Space.” is also presented to each school. Pa’Tina Horner, Tikimothy Jerkins, Limited space requirements aboard Curion Jones, Jarisse McCraney, each Space Shuttle make the signa- Space Day is now in its sixth year and Francine Mitchell, Troy Reyenosa, tures a very rare piece of cargo. its goal is to advance science, math Jajuan Shumate, Clifford Smith- and technology and to inspire young Finks, Kasandra Thrower, and Space Day’s “Student Signatures in people across the world to participate Mayra Vargas-Juarez. The winners Space” is an opportunity for elemen- and get enthused over the space pro- will receive prizes given to the school tary and middle school students to gram. Space Day 2001 marked the by Bechtel Nevada. send their personal signatures into mission with the two millionth signa- space on the U.S. Space Shuttle. ture flown through space. Congratulations to all the readers. Sponsored by the National Aeronautical and Space John Glenn is co-chair of Space Day Administration (NASA) and Lockheed 2002. Glenn piloted the Mercury- Martin Corporation, 500 schools each Atlas 6 “Friendship 7” spacecraft on year are chosen to participate in this the first manned orbital mission of the Field Day at exciting program. The goal is to United States in 1962. Glenn’s return ensure that all 50 U.S. states are repre- to space in 1998, at the age of 77, is Quannah McCall sented in the program each year. among the most remarkable achieve- by Kirsten Kellogg ments in NASA’s history. There is no cost to the schools to par- The school year is quickly winding ticipate in this program. All costs, For additional information on Space down, and students and teachers alike including all shipping costs, are gener- Day Nevada, contact co-chair Mary are working hard to prepare for the ously paid for by Lockheed Martin Nichols, BSC (702- 295-1190) or co- tests that will promote students to the Corporation. chair Dave Nichols, BN (702-295- next grade level. In the midst of all 2622) or visit www.spaceday.com. the studying, Quannah McCall Selected schools, including Jim Elementary School students got a Bridger Junior High School, were sent giant posters for their students to sign Accelerated chance to have some fun during the school’s annual Field Day. for Space Day, held each May. Participants return the posters to Reading winners On April 25 and 26, more than 400 Lockheed Martin where the posters are individually photographed and the for April students in the first through fifth grades let off some steam by running, negatives then sent to NASA. NASA by Judith Lacuadra jumping, crawling, and climbing their packages the negatives and includes way through the Field Day activities. them in the manifest of a scheduled Jim Bridger Junior High School has Anticipating that the students could U.S. Space Shuttle mission this fall. three winners for their Accelerated use a snack after all of that exercise, The mission selected is always Reading program for April: Alexis the National Nuclear Security launched in the fall to ensure that Fernandez, Zachary Marshel, and Administration Nevada Operations most schools are in session and allows Jasmine Williams. The three stu- the students to follow “their” mission. dents will receive basketballs, provid- continued on page 17 ed by Bechtel Nevada, as their prize. June 2002 SiteLines 16 June 11 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) July 24 (11:30 a.m., repeated at Center, Nashville, Tenn. For addi- Energizers Toastmasters club meeting. 12:15 p.m.) tional information, visit American Amargosa Conference Room (C112), NNSA/NV’s Brown Bag Film Series: Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Nevada Support Facility. Contact “ Buster - Jangle [Part I].” Great web site Alice Shillock, BN (702-295-5581). Basin Room (A-106), Nevada Support (www.asse.org/annual_conf_main_tex Facility. Contact Jeff Gordon, BN t.html). June 19-20 (702-295-1628) or Michael Brown, Annual Nevada Test Site RAI (702-295-0552). June 9-13 Classification Symposium. Nevada American Nuclear Society’s 2002 Support Facility, North Las Vegas, July 25 Annual Meeting, “The Revival of the Nev. Contact Hilda Guerrero, NTS Public Tour, open to interested Nuclear Power Option.” The Westin NNSA/NV (702-295-0178). members of the public. CP-1, Sedan Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Fla. For Crater, Frenchman Flat, HAZMAT additional information visit ANS’s June 20 Spill Center, Bilby Crater, Area 5 website (www.ans.org/meetings/annu- NTS Public Tour, open to interested Low-level Radioactive Waste al/). members of the public. CP-1, Sedan Management Site, Apple II houses. Crater, Frenchman Flat, HAZMAT Contact Brenda Carter, BN (702- June 16-20 Spill Center, Bilby Crater, Area 5 295-0944). Health Physics Society’s 47th Annual Low-level Radioactive Waste Meeting. Tampa Convention Center, Management Site, Apple II houses. August 21 Tampa, Fla. For additional informa- Contact Brenda Carter, BN (702- NTS Public Tour, open to interested tion visit HPS’ website 295-0944). members of the public. CP-1, Sedan (www.hps.org/newsandevents/hpscon- Crater, Frenchman Flat, HAZMAT ferences.html). June 26 (11:30 a.m., repeated at Spill Center, Bilby Crater, Area 5 12:15 p.m.) Low-level Radioactive Waste NNSA/NV’s Brown Bag Film Series: Management Site, Apple II houses. July is: “ Hardtack.” Great Basin Room (A- Contact Brenda Carter, BN (702- 106), Nevada Support Facility. 295-0944). Contact Jeff Gordon, BN (702-295- 1628) or Michael Brown, RAI (702- September 24 Cell 295-0552). NTS Public Tour, open to interested members of the public. CP-1, Sedan Phone June 25 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Crater, Frenchman Flat, HAZMAT Energizers Toastmasters club meeting. Amargosa Conference Room (C112), Spill Center, Bilby Crater, Area 5 Low-level Radioactive Waste Courtesy Nevada Support Facility. Contact Alice Shillock, BN (702-295-5581). Management Site, Apple II houses. Contact Brenda Carter, BN (702- Month 295-0944). July 4 NNSA/NV and contractor offices Declassified Film Showings closed in observance of Fourth of July For information on declassified film holiday. showings at NTS CP-1, contact Denise Langendorf (702- 295-4015). July 9 For information on declassified film National Energizers Toastmasters club meeting. showings at NTS Yucca Mountain, Amargosa Conference Room (C112), contact Rod Rodriguez (702-295- Nevada Support Facility. Contact 5825). Purposeful Alice Shillock, BN (702-295-5581). Upcoming conferences and trade Parenting July 23 shows Energizers Toastmasters club meeting. Amargosa Conference Room (C112), Month Nevada Support Facility. Contact June 9-12 Alice Shillock, BN (702-295-5581). Safety 2002 “Advancing the EH&S Profession.” Opryland Convention June 2002 SiteLines 17 Partnering for Education continued from page 14 Office (NNSA/NV) provided special treats to all of the participants and teachers. A great time was had by all of the stu- dents, teachers, and volunteers. Everyone was a winner so congratula- tions to all of the participants. If you would like to volunteer for photo by Elizabeth Donnelly upcoming Quannah McCall activities, contact Connie Barricks, NNSA/NV A Quannah McCall student leaps through a tire obstacle as (702-295-1280). part of the school’s Field Day activities. photo by Elizabeth Donnelly Three Quannah McCall students race toward the finish line during one of the many activities at the school’s annual Field Day. Published monthly for all members of the NNSA/NV family. Kathleen A. Carlson, Manager, NNSA, Nevada Operations Office. Darwin J. Morgan, Director, Office of Public Affairs and Information. Submit articles or ideas to the editor at 702-295-5792 or M/S NLV 106. Editor Contributors: Al Karns Kurt Arnold Kurt Arnold Sharil Hamlin Bechtel Nevada Ed Bauer Kirsten Kellogg Jann Bisterfeldt Judith Lacuadra Layout and design: Michael Brown Jennifer Morton Nancy Tufano Tamiko Brown Rick Remington Bechtel Nevada Wendy Cable Dawn Starrett John Elliott Nancy Tufano Debi Foster
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