Welcoming New Employees

Polestar is pleased to announce and welcome Bob Birney and Jim Jacobsen to our team. Bob is a Project Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in nuclear plant operations, construction, maintenance, root cause analysis, training, procedure writing, and ASME Section III and VIII Certification, in addition to being a DOE certified nuclear reactor…

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Polestar Family All Hands and Open House

On July 15 Polestar celebrated the opening of our new office by hosting an all hands / open house for staff and families. It was a fantastic and relaxing evening with so many familiar and new faces – our first-time meeting together in 16 months. Kathy Miller, Chief Executive Officer, welcomed everyone to our new…

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Welcome New Employee – Lanette Adams

Lanette has over 35 years of experience in the government and commercial industries. In her 30 years at the DOE Hanford Site, Lanette managed several operations projects and functional programs. Most recently, she directed Integrated Safety Management System, Voluntary Protection Program, and safety culture activities that aligned with contractual requirements and DOE key performance initiatives.…

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Welcome New Employees

Polestar is pleased to announce and welcome Lorna Dittmer and Alex Schwarz to our team. Lorna has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and brings with her over 30 years of experience in chemistry, environmental compliance, regulatory permitting and reporting, waste site characterization, and remediation. She is…

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Waste Management Conference 2021

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Polestar Team Member Tom Rodovsky recently presented at the 2021 Waste Management Conference.  His presentation on Challenges in Developing Notice of Construction Applications for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) was in collaboration with CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company.  The IDF is expected to begin accepting waste in 2023, it will accept waste packages from numerous…

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Congratulations ISMS Team

Congratulations Polestar ISMS Team for a project completion well done! From 2015 to 2021, Polestar provided personnel to a prime contractor at the Hanford Site for an Integrated Safety Management System Surveillance (ISMS) Team. The team provided the client with an in-depth understanding of their implementation of the Department of Energy’s ISMS requirements. The team,…

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FY21 2nd Quarter Work Anniversaries

Congrats on years of incredible work at Polestar! January Bill Bailey, Bryan Coles and Tom Davies February Dawn Adams, Jo Lynn Draper, Tom Rodovsky and Gabrielle Schuler March Charmaine Busler, Mark Morton Jr, Samee Nihill, Bill Peiffer and Ronny Tronstad

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Welcome Donna Yasek

Donna Yasek has joined the Polestar family and will be bringing her experience in environmental cleanup to our team.  She has worked in a variety of roles at the Hanford Site, which has given her the opportunity to be involved in the majority of Hanford cleanup projects.  These projects include groundwater remediation in the 200…

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Protégé to CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation from 2019 – 2021

Polestar Technical Services, Inc. specializes in facility deactivation, decommissioning and site remediation strategies for high-hazard work environments to safely accelerate progress and reduce long-term costs. For more than 25 years, we have provided solutions for our clients most difficult challenges. In 2019 we were honored to chosen to establish a Mentor-Protégé relationship with CH2M Hill…

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