December 21, 1998

Decontamination and Decommissioning at the East Tennessee Technology Park

The East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) contains about 400 buildings with approximately 14.4 million square feet of space. Almost 90 percent of the space is comprised of buildings that are currently undergoing or are planned for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). Departmental policy requires that D&D projects be prioritized based on employee and public health and safety, protection of the environment, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, cost-effectiveness, and future site plans. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) reduced health, safety, and environmental risks through D&D projects at the ETTP.