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March 24, 2015
The SRS Non-Destructive Radionuclide Assay Team, from left, include Steve Mackmull (now retired), DOE-Savannah River; Todd Shepley, Canberra; and Lee Fox and Steve Mentrup, SRNS. Not pictured: Bert Crapse, DOE-Savannah River; Ronnie Lee, WIPP Central Characterization Program; and Dan Remington, Bruce Gillespie, and Joe Wachter, Canberra.
EM’s Award-Winning Projects Save More Than $10 Million, Advance Sustainability at Department of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM projects that spared resources, increased the efficiency of radioactive waste processing, and saved more than $10.6 million were honored as recipients of DOE’s 2014 Sustainability Awards.

March 13, 2015
(Left to right) Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy; Sue Cange, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Managment Manager; and Tim McClees, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Energy
Deputy Secretary visits Oak Ridge

As Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall traveled across the Oak Ridge Reservation, she stopped at the East Tennessee Technology Park for a first-hand perspective of the environmental cleanup happening there.

January 30, 2015
Pictured left to right at the Bear Creek Burial Ground are UCOR representatives Paul Waldschlager and Sherree Shaw, UCOR President Ken Rueter, OREM Manager Sue Cange, UPF Federal Project Director John Eschenberg, and CNS representatives Brian Reilly, Lynn Nolan and John Stone.
Partnership between DOE programs leads to mutual success

NNSA and DOE's Oak Ridge Office of EM, along with their major contractors, Consolidated Nuclear Security and URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, recently collaborated to recycle excavated soil resulting in cost savings for two active projects.

December 23, 2014
Oak Ridge’s EM program began the K-31 Demolition Project in 2014. It is scheduled for completion in 2015 as part of EM’s goal to remove all of the site’s uranium enrichment facilities by 2016.
Ambitious Vision Drives Oak Ridge’s Progress

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Cleanup and transfer of the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) remains one of the Oak Ridge EM office’s highest priorities. This task paves the way for a cleaner environment and enables economic reuse at the site that will benefit the entire region.

September 16, 2014
To foster continued teamwork to complete cleanup work safely, under budget, and ahead of schedule, UCOR and DOE renewed their partnering agreement that lays out the framework for future collaboration. Ken Rueter, UCOR President and Project Manager, and Sue Cange, Acting Manager for DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management are pictured at the signing ceremony.
OREM renews partnering agreement with UCOR

Senior officials from the DOE's Oak Ridge Office of EM and UCOR met recently to renew their partnering agreement that clearly defines the working arrangement and expectations between the two organizations.

September 12, 2014
This is the fifth year OREM employees have participated in the annual Feds Feed Families summer campaign that helps replenish local food banks and raises awareness about the prevalence of hunger.
Employees give to local food bank

Employees in DOE's Oak Ridge Office of EM donated 3,209 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The donation was part of the national Feds Feed Families campaign.

September 8, 2014
Participants receive hands-on demonstrations for protective equipment. This year’s event offers 45 safety courses and seminars.
Annual training event instrumental in region’s safety culture

OREM is participating in Safety Fest Tennessee. The annual event provides training on important safety disciplines that are helping local workers create one of the safest workplaces in the region.

August 8, 2014
(Front, left to right) Lacey Wicks, junior at Jackson State University in Mississippi; JeTara Brown, senior at Tennessee State University (Back left to right) Daryl Green, HBCU-MSI coordinator for OREM; Susan Cange, acting OREM manager; Jay Mullis, acting OREM deputy manager
OREM continues involvement with workforce development program

For the third consecutive year, OREM has partnered with the NNSA to participate in a 10-week workforce development program for college interns.

May 28, 2014
The current disposal cell, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, is projected to reach capacity in the early 2020s.
Small business to conduct characterization work

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.

May 7, 2014
Transite panel removal begins on K-31 Building

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.