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OREM Press Releases

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
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.

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.

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.

June 2, 2011
Recovery Act Workers at Y-12 Reach Two Years of Work with No Injuries

Workers at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 National Security Complex recently celebrated achieving two years of Recovery Act work without a lost workday injury.

May 26, 2011
Completed Recovery Act Project Gives Y-12 New Look

Y-12 completes Biolody Complex demolition project three months ahead of schedule. The $26.5 million project removed four of the seven buildings from the complex, and it helped modernize the site through much-needed footprint reduction.

April 29, 2011
DOE Awards Contract for D&D Project for ETTP

DOE awards contract for the remaining environmental cleanup at ETTP to URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC. The $2.2 billion contract will complete cleanup and provide support functions at ETTP.

March 17, 2011
Recovery Act Helps Y-12 Exceed Cleanup Goal at Manhattan Project-Era Building

Beta 4, one of the oldest and largest buildings at the Y-12 National Security Complex, recently reached a significant cleanup milestone. The second floor of the building, more than 82,000 square feet, has been cleared of large equipment and waste from Cold War operations.