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September 13, 2016
EM Update Highlights Oak Ridge Cleanup Milestone

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – In this issue of EM Update, we mark the Oak Ridge EM program’s world-first accomplishment: completion of decontamination, decommissioning and demolition of its uranium gaseous diffusion enrichment process buildings.

September 13, 2016
Workers take down Building K-27.
Employees, Regulators and Lawmakers Celebrate Oak Ridge Milestone

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – More than 100 national, state and local officials, and 1,200 federal and contractor employees braved Tennessee’s summer heat on Aug. 30 to witness the culmination of more than a decade of decontamination, decommissioning and demolition work here at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

September 13, 2016
EM Update spoke with Sue Cange, manager of the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, on recently completing Vision 2016 for the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) cleanup, which entailed decommissioning and demolition of five former gaseous diffusion enrichment plants dating back to World War II, as well as plans for the next stage of the ETTP cleanup.
EM Oak Ridge Manager Reflects on Reaching Vision 2016

EM Update spoke with Sue Cange, manager of the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, on recently completing Vision 2016 for the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) cleanup, which entailed decommissioning and demolition of five former gaseous diffusion enrichment plants dating back to World War II, as well as plans for the next stage of the ETTP cleanup.

September 13, 2016
Workers enter Building K-27 to prepare the facility for demolition.
Vision 2016: An Accomplishment a Decade in the Making

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – On Aug 30, 2016, longtime EM employees stood attentively near the demolition site watching the final portion of Building K-27 crash to the ground.

September 13, 2016
East Tennessee Technology Park by the Numbers

East Tennessee Technology Park by the Numbers

September 13, 2016
A 3-D rendering of the ETTP end-state goal by 2020.
Oak Ridge Looks Ahead to Vision 2020 After K-27 Demolition

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The final pieces of brick and steel crashed to the ground from Building K-27, marking one of the most significant accomplishments in the Oak Ridge EM program’s history.

September 13, 2016
President Jimmy Carter and James Schlesinger, the first U.S. Secretary of Energy, at a meeting in Oak Ridge in 1978.
Former Employee Recalls Presidential Visit to Site

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Jimmy Carter was coming, and there was work to be done.

September 13, 2016
Decades ago, steam billowed from the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Federal Ingenuity Gives Former Uranium Complex New Life

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – On a summer day in 1990, parking lots sit empty amid a sea of vacant buildings at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant

August 31, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talks with Hanford Site employees.
Secretary Moniz, Assistant Secretary Regalbuto Visit Hanford

RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto visited the Hanford Site in mid-August to view firsthand the worker training programs and Hanford’s tank farms operations.

August 31, 2016
Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr, left, learns how to operate a FirstLook robot from Fluor-BWXT Nondestructive Assay Engineer Kevin Banks.
Robotics Challenge Aims to Enhance Worker Safety, Improve EM Cleanup - Other EM Events Set for September Focus on Safety, Technology Development

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) hosted the “EM Science of Safety: Robotics Challenge” Aug. 22-25 at the Portsmouth Site in cooperation with cleanup contractor Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP).