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

Nissan invested $331,000 to implement Superior Energy Performance (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

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 19, 2013
Tennessee: Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil Reduces Emissions, Wins R&D 100 Award

Developed jointly by Da Vinci Emissions Services Ltd., Cummins Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil (DAFIO™) technology uses a fiber optic probe to obtain real-time measurements of oil in an operating engine to quantify the fuel dissolved in the lubricant oil.