Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

  • Community Meeting Focuses on Enabling Future Missions in Oak Ridge

    OREM recently hosted its annual community workshop, a public event intended to raise awareness about the organization’s budget and planning process, including its funding levels, commitments, and near-term priorities. This year’s agenda had an eye toward the future and focused on how the cleanup program enables...

  • Building K-27 Disappearing Quickly

    In February 2016, demolition crews made their first tear into the K-27 gaseous diffusion building. Now, only months later, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor UCOR have already completed demolition on more than 65 percent of the four-story, 383,000-square-foot facility.

  • New EM Plan Calls for Research, Technology to Help Fight Mercury Contamination

    EM has released a new plan to address mercury contamination that advocates for research and technology development to resolve key technical uncertainties with the pollutant in environmental remediation, facility deactivation and decommissioning, and tank waste processing. The plan recommends...

  • DOE Recognizes Two EM Sites with Sustainability Awards

    Oak Ridge was one of two EM sites that were recognized with a 2016 Energy Sustainability Award for spearheading projects that saved taxpayer dollars while promoting efficiency. The DOE Sustainability Performance Office highlighted efforts at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park for outstanding contributions to the Department’s goal of improving environmental, energy, and economic performance while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • EM Cleanup Chief Discusses Path Forward for DOE’s Excess Facilities

    EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto joined other Department officials, members of Congress, contractors, and other stakeholders at an event on Capitol Hill for the bipartisan House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus to discuss forging a path to clean up the more than 2,000 excess facilities in the Department’s inventory — a number expected to grow by 1,000 in the next 10 years.

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