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OREM Press Releases

September 25, 2009
Small Business Awarded Contract for Recovery Act Work at DOE Waste Facility

Louisiana small business to provide geosynthetic materials and installation services for expansion of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

September 22, 2009
DOE Awards $10 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Soil Cleanup at ORNL

DOE has awarded $10.1 million to an Ohio-based small business to contain and cap contaminated soil in the Bethel Valley area near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

September 17, 2009
ORO Names New Assistant Manager for Environmental Management

The U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office names John Eschenberg as its Assistant Manager for Environmental Management.

August 4, 2009
ORAU Supports DOE Footprint Reduction Efforts

ORAU is preparing to lead characterization surveys at ORNL, along with independently verifying work at ORNL, ETTP, and Y-12. The $2.9 million contract will involve support to DOE for its efforts to accelerate the cleanup of deteriorated facilities that will pave the way for greater footprint and site reduction across the Reservation.

July 29, 2009
Training Underway for TRU Waste Employees Hired For Recovery Act Project

Newly hired employees under the Recovery Act will be working to reduce DOE's transuranic waste inventory in Oak Ridge.

July 22, 2009
Construction Begins on the Expansion of the EMWMF

Construction of a $35 million, 465,000 cubic yard expansion of the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) is now underway, using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

July 20, 2009
Work Begins On First Recovery Act Funded Demolition Project at ORNL

EM program begins demolition on Building 3026 at ORNL. The project is slated for completion by January 2010.

July 16, 2009
Recovery Act Funded Environmental Cleanup Begins at Y-12

Environmental cleanup activities are under way at Y-12 with the removal of excess equipment and scrap materials from Beta 4 (Building 9204-4) and Alpha 5 (Building 9201-5).

May 15, 2009
DOE Announces Start of Recovery Act Funded Cleanup Projects at Y-12

DOE announces that cleanup of the Old Salvage Yard at the Y-12 National Security Complex has started using funding received from the Recovery Act.

March 2, 2009
First Oak Ridge Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Shipment Arrives Safely at WIPP

DOE achieved a major environmental cleanup milestone this week with the first shipment of remote-handled TRU waste leaving DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation.