DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently awarded a task order to Alliant Corporation, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, to perform characterization at the proposed site for the future Environmental Management Disposal Facility.
Workers have begun removing transite paneling from the outside of the K-31 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The 1.49 million ft former gaseous diffusion building was once used to produce enriched uranium for defense and commercial purposes. It was permanently shut down in 1987.
On March 21, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam visited the Energy Department’s East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge. During his visit, he met leadership from OREM and UCOR, the site’s primary cleanup contractor, along with state and local officials to learn how environmental cleanup is paving the way for economic development in the region.
OREM recently participated in Vine Middle School’s 6th Annual College and Career Week. OREM sends employee representatives to the Knoxville-based middle school every year to educate children about the value of education and the diverse jobs that are possible through the sciences.
Earlier this year, the Greater Knoxville Business Journal compiled a list of East Tennessee’s top rising business and community leaders under the age of 40. The 2014 listing featured Heather Cloar, a contacting officer with the Energy Department in Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge’s efforts to protect migratory birds recently garnered honorable mention for the 2013 Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award. The Energy Department championed the effort through partnerships with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, UT-Battelle, and URS | CH2M Oak Ridge.
Last month, the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) recognized Colin Colverson, an Energy Department attorney in Oak Ridge, with the prestigious Postma Young Professional Medal. The selection committee chooses an annual recipient for the award that displays elite community service and leadership qualities.
Employees from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management participated in Woodland Elementary’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) night. Employees volunteered to help students from kindergarten through fourth grade forge a love for math and science and realize the possibilities these disciplines offer.