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OREM Press Releases

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 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.

February 7, 2011
Oak Ridge's EM Program Realizes Successful 2010

Cleanup at the Oak Ridge Reservation took a major leap forward in 2010, as DOE's Office of EM completed numerous projects that reduced risks, decreased the site’s footprint, and paved the way for new development for DOE missions.

November 15, 2010
Oak Ridge's Reindustrialization Program Named Finalist for National Competition

The Reindustrialization Program at DOE's Oak Ridge Office was recently named a finalist in the U.S. General Services Administration’s 14th Annual Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation.

October 28, 2010
DOE and State Sign Natural Resources Damages Settlement Agreement

Officials from TDEC and DOE signed a Natural Resources Damages settlement agreement. The signed document designates DOE’s plans to compensate the state for ecological and human use impacts associated with contaminant releases from facilities at the Oak Ridge Reservation.

October 26, 2010
Final Recovery Act-Funded Demolition Underway at Y-12

The final and most high-profile demolition funded at Y-12 by the Recovery Act continues this week. Building 9211, one of seven buildings in Y-12’s vacant Biology Complex, was constructed in 1945 to house biological research. The 83,471-square-foot facility has not been used since the early 2000s, and it began falling apart in recent years.