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November 26, 2013
EM deactivated one of five ventilation branches that led to stack 3039. The ventilation branches are connected to numerous facilities throughout ORNL’s central campus.
One of EM’s Last Recovery Act Projects at Oak Ridge Improves Safety at Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Workers recently completed the Building 4500 Stack Removal Project, one of the Oak Ridge EM program’s final cleanup projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 18, 2013
California: Microturbine Protects Environment, Creates Jobs

The U.S. market potential for distributed generation using microturbines is significant; however, it remains mostly untapped for commercial and small industrial buildings.
Developing new, cost-effective designs for this market can greatly reduce energy consumption and create jobs.

November 13, 2013
TEAM CUMBERLAND MEETING - November 13, 2013

The Team Cumberland Meeting was held at The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, Tennessee on November 13, 2013.

November 6, 2013
Tennessee: U.S. Automaker Improves Plant’s Performance, Saves Costs

Nissan invested $331,000 to implement SEP (including internal staff time), resulting in a payback of just four months.

October 31, 2013
This Halloween, keep energy vampires at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department
Warding Off Energy Vampires and Phantom Loads

Ghosts and goblins may only come out on Halloween, but energy vampires and phantom loads lurk in our homes and offices all year long. Energy vampires are appliances or other plugged-in devices that draw energy, or phantom loads, when they are plugged in but not in use.

October 30, 2013
Oak Ridge’s environmental database contains data from more than 14 million field samples. These samples provide a clear picture of clean and contaminated areas at the site.
Oak Ridge EM Program Upgrades Environmental Database for Public’s Ease of Use

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge is working to remediate contaminated areas in one of the EM program’s most diverse and complex cleanup sites due to the research and production that occurred there during the Manhattan Project and Cold War.

October 23, 2013
James Edward Westcott was one of the only people permitted to have a camera at the Oak Ridge site during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. He documented the lives of many of the residents and workers in the “Atomic City,” in the days before Oak Ridge National Laboratory was actually Oak Ridge National Lab.
 
In this February 1945 photo, a young woman is welding in the prefabrication shop building, part of the K-25 uranium separation facilities, one of three Manhattan Project sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Many of the men and women who worked on these projects still live in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, today. | Photo by James Edward Westcott, courtesy of DOE & the National Archives.
Photo of the Week: Oak Ridge in 1945

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October 17, 2013
Local Event X-10 - Oak Ridge, TN

Local Event - All Retiree Meeting

September 10, 2013
Participants in Safety Fest Tennessee receive a hands-on demonstration about electrical safety.
EM Supports Program that Fosters Region’s Safety Culture

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program is participating in this week’s Safety Fest Tennessee, an annual safety training event for the region’s workplaces.

August 28, 2013
CX-011127: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Natural Refrigerant High Performance Heat Pump for Commercial Applications
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 08/28/2013
Location(s): Tennessee
Offices(s): Golden Field Office