Congratulations to Brian Oakley, third from the left back row, for being selected as a winner of a UT-Battelle Operational Performance team award in the Excellence in Operations category. Brian and his team were recognized for successful and innovative planning, design and shipment of spent nuclear fuel sample examination waste from Building 3525 for ultimate disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. This significant effort involved developing new procedures and processes, designing new shipping containers, and coordinating with multiple organizations to pioneer a system that can now be used in the future by all ORNL programs to support spent nuclear fuel testing and waste removal.
Competition for these awards is intense, with nominations detailing a variety of outstanding accomplishments and contributions to UT-Battelle. Winners are selected by committees composed of ORNL managers and peers. It is rare for subcontractors to be included and honored at the UT-Battelle Awards Night.
Well done, everyone!