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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.

June 26, 2015
Workers take down the last section of the K-31 Building.
DOE completes demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building

Demolition of the K‐31 Building at ETTP was completed today, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

June 18, 2015
DOE Awards Contract for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to North Wind Solutions, LLC for waste processing services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Seven (7) proposals were received in response to the solicitation.

June 11, 2015
Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide Demolition and Remediation Services at the East Tennessee Technical Park K-732 Switchyard

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to CTI and Associates, Inc. of Wixom, MI, a Minority Owned small business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

April 2, 2015
The Transuranic Waste Processing Center
DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has awarded a contract to CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. for the Sludge Processing Facility Buildouts Project at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.

February 20, 2015
(Left to right) Ed Trujillo, Terri Likens, Leon Baker and Richard Burroughs are the newest members of the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

DOE has appointed four new members to its Environmental Management advisory board in Oak Ridge. Leon Baker, Richard Burroughs, Terri Likens and Ed Trujillo were introduced during the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board’s February meeting

January 29, 2015
DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Sue Cange as the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM). Previously, Cange served as the acting manager of EM’s Oak Ridge Office since May 2014, and she has served as the deputy manager since March 2011.