OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is home to many unique facilities, each constructed for a specific purpose. Today, almost all of the facilities at the site are in the process of being safely cleaned, shut down and removed.
RICHLAND, Wash. – Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States can provide a path forward for national defense, economic prosperity and international competitiveness. Looking toward the future, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) to help STEM education take root in the Pacific Northwest.
AIKEN, S.C. – Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy gathered with congressional and state leaders this month to celebrate the closure of two Cold War hazardous waste tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
UPTON, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has reached a major milestone by decommissioning a research reactor, ending the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) legacy cleanup activities at the site.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM is moving forward with a new plan to safely dispose of a large supply of a special nuclear material that cuts the project’s duration by a decade and saves taxpayers more than a half billion dollars when compared to a previous approach for the work.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A project to ship 3,706 cubic meters of transuranic (TRU) waste stored above ground at Los Alamos National Laboratory is ahead of schedule, on budget and has resulted in improved relationships among EM, the state of New Mexico and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
RICHLAND, Wash. – A major facility for treating groundwater contaminated by plutonium production at the Hanford site has received the first Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for sustainable design in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) complex of sites that conducted nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — K-25, once the world’s largest building under one roof, reflects less of its former title every day. Due to the partnership between the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup team and Oak Ridge’s prime environmental management contractor, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR), the 44-acre, multi-level uranium-enrichment superstructure is in the advanced stages of demolition.