February 27, 2024

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Hybrid Excavators and More: Oak Ridge's Ambitious Pursuits in Sustainability

Developing more sustainable ways to perform work is a continuous focus on DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation. The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor UCOR made major contributions to help EM reach last year’s goal to bring at least 150 electric vehicles to the cleanup program’s fleet.

February 20, 2024

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Regulatory Partnerships Help Oak Ridge Set National Pace of Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released final figures for 2023 that show Oak Ridge is maintaining its position as the national pacesetter for cleanup across the federal government.

February 13, 2024

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EM Employees, Teams Win Big With Eight of Secretary’s Honor Awards

EM racked up eight of the Secretary’s Honor Awards for 2023, with DOE recognizing two employees at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for excellence and six teams from the Idaho, Hanford, Portsmouth and Oak Ridge sites for achievements.

February 13, 2024

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Oak Ridge Project Supports Fight Against Cancer

One of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s (OREM) highest priority cleanup projects has significantly contributed to the medical world.

February 6, 2024

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Oak Ridge Transfers Largest Land Parcel Yet at East Tennessee Technology Park

The biggest land parcel transfer at East Tennessee Technology Park has just been completed. DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has transferred a 365-acre tract where a powerhouse complex was once located to the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee.

January 30, 2024

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Partnerships on Display in White’s Visit to Oak Ridge

EM Senior Advisor William "Ike" White visit to Oak Ridge.

January 30, 2024

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Preparation Helps Oak Ridge Avert Issues in Worst Snowstorm in Over 30 Years

The biggest snowstorm in more than three decades here amid single-digit temperatures presented several challenges to EM’s operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

January 30, 2024

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EM Releases Fresh Slate of Ambitious Priorities to Drive Cleanup Progress in 2024

EM has released its program priorities for calendar year (CY) 2024, covering key cleanup actions, project construction, acquisition and other important activities that will further EM’s environmental mission.

January 23, 2024

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EM Names Wilkerson as Chief Engineer, Olds as Deputy Manager at Oak Ridge

EM recently announced the selection of Laura Wilkerson as chief engineer for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and the reassignment of Erik Olds from EM’s communications director to OREM’s deputy manager.

January 23, 2024

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Oak Ridge Moves Facility Closer to Teardown After Deactivation Milestone

EM crews in Oak Ridge have completed major deactivation efforts on a Manhattan Project-era facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex slated for demolition.