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August 15, 2012
New Facility Saves $20 Million, Accelerates Waste Processing

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently began operations at a newly constructed facility that will accelerate the completion of remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste processing at the site by two years and save taxpayers more than $20 million.

August 1, 2012
Workers near completion of the non-technetium area of K-25’s east wing (left). Oak Ridge anticipates beginning demolition on the North Tower (right) by October.
Oak Ridge Commemorates Past, Moves Forward with Cleanup of Historic K-25 Site

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Representatives from federal, state, and local historic preservation groups gathered earlier this month to celebrate the formal completion of an agreement that preserves the historic contributions of Oak Ridge’s K-25 site to the Manhattan Project and Cold War.

August 1, 2012
For more than 50 years, the uranium-233 (U-233) supply has been stored at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Building 3019. The facility, located near the center of the ORNL campus, is owned by EM and one of the nation’s few repositories for U-233 and other special nuclear materials dating back to the Manhattan Project.
EM Plan Accelerates Uranium-233 Disposal, Saves Taxpayers Half Billion Dollars

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM is moving forward with a new plan to safely dispose of a large supply of a special nuclear material that cuts the project’s duration by a decade and saves taxpayers more than a half billion dollars when compared to a previous approach for the work.

July 25, 2012
EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Surplus Plutonium Disposition

July 20, 2012
Audit Report: OAS-L-12-06

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Waste Diversion Efforts

July 12, 2012
DOE and UCOR employees held an event today celebrating the recent contract reconciliation.
EM, UCOR Quickly Reconcile Oak Ridge Cleanup Contract

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – At a ceremony today, Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management (EM) program and its prime contractor, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) celebrated the completion of the site’s reconciled cleanup contract.

July 1, 2012
BEFORE: An aerial photo shows Building K-33 before demolition.
Oak Ridge Finishes Site’s Largest Demolition Project to Date

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – This month, the Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program finished the final phase of the Building K-33 demolition project.

June 29, 2012
Audit Report: OAS-M-12-05

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