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May 29, 2013
EA-1964: FInding of No Significant Impact

National Ecological Observation Network

May 29, 2013
EA-1964: Final Environmental Assessment

National Ecological Observation Network

May 16, 2013
Ford-Dow Partnership Is Linked to Carbon Fiber Research at ORNL

National lab teams up with two companies to establish better manufacturing and production process technology.

May 7, 2013
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, left to right, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Oak Ridge EM Manager Mark Whitney, EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga and EPA Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 4 Stan Meiburg gathered for the announcement on mercury cleanup.
Oak Ridge EM Program Increases Focus on Mercury Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga recently joined local lawmakers and state and federal officials to announce their partnership to increase focus on cleanup of mercury — one of Oak Ridge’s greatest environmental threats — at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

April 29, 2013
Environmental sampling helps identify which reservation locations are not contaminated.
Oak Ridge Project Opens Possibilities for Future Mission Work, Development

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM is refining the picture of uncontaminated areas within the 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation through a review of historic documents and extensive sampling, analysis and characterization.

April 25, 2013
Oak Ridge’s EM leadership informed members of the public about projects and goals and answered questions during a public workshop this week.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Seeks Public Input on Cleanup

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge's EM office held a public meeting this week to discuss the program’s upcoming budget and cleanup priorities.

April 9, 2013
Audit Report: IG-0883

The Department of Energy's Use of the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility at the Oak Ridge Reservation

April 9, 2013
Refining Bio-Oil alongside Petroleum

W.R. Grace and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are working to establish a bio-oil refining process that users existing petroleum refinery infrastructure.

April 1, 2013
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the robot of Hardin Valley Academy's FIRST robotics team during the dedication of DOE's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The RoHAWKtics team (named after their school mascot) spent an intense six weeks constructing the robot, using design, engineering, and problem-solving skills. The team will be moving on to a national competition in April. Learn more about the <a href="http://www.ornl.gov/info/features/get_feature.cfm?FeatureNumber=f20130401-00">FIRST competition</a>. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: RoHAWKtics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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April 1, 2013
Awarding Success: Oak Ridge Celebrates Small Business Awards

We do billions of dollars in business with small businesses every year at the Energy Department, contracting with businesses across the country to perform mission-critical work. While all small businesses we work with must prove their qualifications up front and their value to the tax payer, there are some that stand out as the cream of the crop in their work performance and efficiency.