Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

  • Staying the Course

    As the lead contractor in cleanup and reindustrialization of ETTP, UCOR has demolished and disposed of dozens of structures. The process has generated an enormous volume of debris and waste that was placed in the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, a secure onsite depository designed for safe, permanent storage. Within the next decade, the current waste disposal facility will...

  • DOE completes demolition of K-31 building

    Demolition of the K‐31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park was completed today, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

  • Finishing the job

    The Oak Ridge Office of EM has a simple mission. Since the late 1980s, we have made tremendous progress in removing legacies of contamination from past operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation. In five to seven years when we complete cleanup at the former K-25 plant...

  • EM program implements feedback from community

    OREM hosted its annual community budget workshop on April 29. While last year’s meeting focused primarily on building strategic community partnerships to maintain momentum, this year’s edition invited stakeholders to share their priorities for OREM to consider as the organization develops its Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

  • Clean energy growing part of Oak Ridge’s reindustrialization efforts

    DOE's reindustrilzation vision is being realized on a large scale in Oak Ridge. The EM program has removed 380 buildings from ETTP, hundreds of acres have been transferred from government ownership, and dozens of private companies occupy facilities onsite. Recently, some of those companies have worked together to invest in clean energy projects at the site.

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