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August 27, 2013
Oak Ridge’s K-1206 F Fire Water Tower falls into an empty field during a recent demolition project.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Demolishes North America’s Tallest Water Tower

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently demolished one of the most iconic structures at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The 382-foot checkerboard water tower — the tallest in North America — dominated the site’s skyline since its construction in 1958.

August 20, 2013
Girls from Martha O'Bryan Community Center and Maryville Christian School visiting Director Dot Harris at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussed STEM careers, educational opportunities, and exploring science this August.
Proud to Be a Girl - A Visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

There’s an old axiom that you can’t be what you can’t see. Perhaps if you think about what inspired you to enter into your current job, or line of study, you’ll recognize a role model or two that inspired you to take your current path.

August 16, 2013
R&D 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety

Scientists at two Energy Department Labs and the Y-12 National Security Complex received R&D 100 awards -- also known as the "Oscars of innovation" -- for technologies that advance national security and public safety.

July 24, 2013
The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99.
New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new technology to determine the extent of contamination in Cold War facilities that could replace costly and time-consuming traditional survey methods used by EM.

July 1, 2013
Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan, left, and RSI Vice President Rick Ferguson pose for photos at a May 2012 ceremony for an RSI solar farm at DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park.
Small Business Administration Honors Oak Ridge Subcontractor

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently honored an environmental cleanup company that supports Oak Ridge’s EM program as its Subcontractor of the Year in an eight-state region.

July 1, 2013
 Wellington Muchero is a quantitative geneticist at the Bioenergy Science Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. | Photo by Jason Richards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Quantitative Geneticist: Wellington Muchero

When Wellington Muchero got a part-time job in a plant molecular biology lab as a college student, there was no turning back. Learn how this quantitative geneticist advances breakthroughs in biofuels production in the latest "10 Questions."

June 26, 2013
EM uses data collected at monitoring wells to determine groundwater migration patterns and potential risks.
Oak Ridge EM Program Collaborates with Regulators on Groundwater Strategy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge EM program has joined state and federal regulators in a series of workshops to address contaminated groundwater on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

June 26, 2013
This 13,000-square-foot building constructed by Babcock Services, Inc. is a sign of continued success for the East Tennessee Technology Park Heritage Center.
Site Attracts Private Sector Investments for Reuse

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – DOE envisions Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) Heritage Center — a former uranium enrichment site — as a thriving private industrial park.

June 21, 2013
EIS-0481: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Engineered High Energy Crop Programs Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

June 6, 2013
This week, Secretary Ernest Moniz experienced the 3-D visualizations at the <a href="/articles/five-years-building-next-generation-reactors-0" target="_blank">Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)</a>, one of the Department's Energy Innovation Hubs. The facility, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, develops computer models that simulate nuclear power plant operations. The researchers at CASL are developing technology that could accelerate upgrades at existing nuclear plants while improving the plants' reliability and safety. <a href="/articles/secretary-moniz-visits-oak-ridge-national-laboratory" target="_blank">Check out more photos from Secretary Moniz's visit to CASL.</a> | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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