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August 30, 2016
Equipment takes down the final portion of Building K-27. The cleanup project was part of Vision 2016, a DOE goal to remove all of the former uranium enrichment buildings at the East Tennessee Technology Park by the end of 2016. K-27 was the fifth and final gaseous diffusion building to be demolished at the site. Successful demolitions of the four other buildings were completed from 2006 to 2015.
DOE completes decade-long project at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion complex

National, state, and local officials joined nearly 1,500 employees to watch the final wall of Building K-27 fall at the East Tennessee Technology Park, marking the first time in world history that all of a site’s uranium-enrichment gaseous diffusion buildings have been cleaned and demolished. The cleanup project is part of Vision 2016, a DOE goal to remove all of the former uranium enrichment buildings at the East Tennessee Technology Park by the end of 2016. K-27 was the fifth and final gaseous diffusion building to be demolished at the site. Successful demolitions of the four other buildings were completed from 2006 to 2015.

June 28, 2016
CRESO Director John Byrd provides direction to students gathering data for their research on the region's box turtle.
OREM supports local program fostering the next generation of environmental stewards

OREM and the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) hosted media this morning for a “turtle hunt” of Tennessee’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle. Today’s event is just one example of how community partnerships are having a real-world impact, enabling Anderson County middle and high school students to participate in and contribute to long-term ecological field studies that focus on the wildlife of East Tennessee.

March 8, 2016
DOE project could impact local traffic in coming weeks

Beginning March 10,OREM is conducting a project that requires large, slow-moving equipment on Highway 58 and Highway 95. Motorists transiting the area during this time should be alert for slow-moving vehicles and expect occasional delays.

February 25, 2016
(Left to right) Kennetha Eikelberg and Elizabeth Ross were appointed to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board in February 2016.
DOE Appoints Two New Members to Advisory Board

DOE has appointed two new members to its Oak Ridge Environmental Management advisory board. Kennetha Eikelberg and Elizabeth Ross were appointed to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board in February.

February 24, 2016
DOE seeks candidates for advisory board vacancies

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of EM is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board. The board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the agency regarding cleanup activities across the Oak Ridge Reservation. The deadline for submitting applications is March 15.

February 12, 2016
Cover of the summary document exploring OREM's economic impact.
Studies Conclude Significant Economic Impact of OREM

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has published two reports highlighting the economic impacts of DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM). The reports were commissioned by UCOR on behalf of OREM.

February 8, 2016
K-27 is the last of five gaseous diffusion facilities to be torn down at the East Tennessee Technology Park. Demolition of the four-story, 383,000-square-foot building remains one of DOE-EM’s highest cleanup priorities.
K-27 Demolition Will Fulfill DOE’s Vision 2016

Demolition of the K-27 gaseous diffusion building began today, moving DOE a step closer to fulfilling its Vision 2016—the removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by the end of the year. K-27 is the last of five gaseous diffusion facilities to be torn down at the East Tennessee Technology Park.

September 21, 2015
(From left to right) Dennis Wilson, Martha Deaderick, and Mike Ford joined the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board in Sept. 2015.
DOE appoints three new members to environmental advisory board

DOE has appointed three new members to its Oak Ridge Environmental Management advisory board. Martha Deaderick, Mike Ford, and Dennis Wilson were introduced at the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board’s September meeting.

September 17, 2015
DOE seeks candidates for advisory board vacancies

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB). The board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the agency regarding cleanup activities across the Oak Ridge Reservation.

August 21, 2015
Expanded Safety Fest 2015 set for September

Safety Fest TN 2015 offers more than 40 free safety classes. The event is scheduled for September 14-18 with classes at six locations across Oak Ridge and Knoxville. Online registration ends on September 8.