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January 5, 2012
Uraninum-233 Inventory in Oak Ridge Lightened with First Shipment of Material from Building 3019

The first shipment of inventory from ORNL's Building 3019 arrived at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site, marking the beginning of the end for the 50-year old Uranium-233 national storage facility. This initial programmatic transfer included a valuable inventory of Zero Power Reactor (ZPR) plates, which will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for future criticality experimentation and training.

September 30, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Demolition of K-33 Building - Largest Completed Demo Project in Oak Ridge History

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed its largest demolition project to date. The removal of K-33, a former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facility spanning 32-acres, was completed several months ahead of schedule. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded the $51 million project.

September 1, 2011
Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program Completes Work at Bethel Valley Burial Grounds

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed upgrades and soil remediation work at the Bethel Valley Burial Grounds, using approximately $17.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

August 18, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Five Recovery Act Projects - Moves Closer to Completing Recovery Act Funded Work at Oak Ridge Site

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed five projects at the Oak Ridge site funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 18, 2011
DOE Completes Five Recovery Act Projects

DOE's EM program recently completed five projects at the Oak Ridge site funded through the Recovery Act. The projects included the expansion of two landfills at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) and pre-demolition and demolition projects at ETTP and Y-12.

August 1, 2011
DOE's Transuranic Waste Processing Center Surpasses 3 Million Safe Work Hours

Personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy and Wastren Advantage, Inc. met to celebrate the achievement of three million work hours without a lost-time accident at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.

August 1, 2011
UCOR Assumes Role as Primary Cleanup Contractor for ETTP

Following the successful completion of transition, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) has assumed its role as the primary contractor for remediation and cleanup of DOE's East Tennessee Technology Park.

July 21, 2011
DOE Begins Demoltion on K-25’s East Wing

DOE begins demolition of Building K-25’s east wing. The former uranium enrichment facility, located at ETTP, was once the world’s largest building under one roof, covering more than 44 acres. The project is one of DOE’s highest EM priorities in Oak Ridge and an integral component to completing cleanup of ETTP.

July 21, 2011
Department of Energy Begins Demolition on K-25's East Wing - Moves closer to completing Oak Ridge’s largest cleanup project

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began the demolition of Building K-25’s east wing.

July 1, 2011
DOE's Oak Ridge Office and UCOR Sign Partnering Agreement

Officials from DOE's Oak Ridge Office and UCOR met to sign a partnering agreement that defines the working arrangement and expectations between the two entities.