OREM News Archive

You are here

March 10, 2020
A crane lowers one of the five new vessels for a new modernized zeolite treatment system at Building 3608 in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s central campus area. It replaces an aging system in Building 3544.
Oak Ridge Modernizes Critical Wastewater Treatment System
EM workers are making progress upgrading aging radiological wastewater treatment infrastructure essential to Oak Ridge National Laboratory operations.
March 10, 2020
Mike Franklin, a field radiological engineer with UCOR, shows students how to use instrumentation to survey and detect radiation at the STEM event at Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge.
Hundreds of Families Attend Oak Ridge STEM Event
Oak Ridge’s EM program and two of its contractors, UCOR and Isotek, recently supported a local middle school’s STEM night.
March 3, 2020
Holding an oversized pair of scissors, DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar and Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the grand opening of the K-25 History Center.
Oak Ridge Opens K-25 History Center to Preserve Site’s Rich History
Hundreds of community members and former workers weathered subfreezing temperatures Feb. 27 to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
February 28, 2020
Ribbon cutting at the new K-25 History Center
K-25 History Center marks grand opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony
The K-25 History Center celebrated its grand opening with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony adjacent to the original building’s foundation in Oak Ridge
February 25, 2020
Oak Ridge crews began demolishing the K-1200 section of the Centrifuge Complex at the East Tennessee Technology Park this month.
Oak Ridge Makes Progress Demolishing Largest Remaining ETTP Complex
EM crews have started tearing down the second of four sections of the Centrifuge Complex at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park.
February 18, 2020
Oak Ridge workers celebrate a safety milestone on the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility project.
Oak Ridge Marks Safety Milestone in Mercury Treatment Facility Project
Oak Ridge workers building the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility recently achieved a safety milestone.
February 13, 2020
Dr. Charles Lomax to be keynote speaker at Scholarship Luncheon
Oak Ridge hosts 26th Annual BIG Scholarship Luncheon
The Oak Ridge Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) is sponsoring the 26th Annual BIG Scholarship Luncheon on February 18.
February 11, 2020
An EM crew gathers before performing deactivation work inside the K-1006 Building to prepare the facility for demolition.
Oak Ridge Begins Takedown of Last Standing ETTP Lab Facility
Demolition is underway on the last laboratory facility remaining at Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park.
February 4, 2020
Bechtel National, Inc. participated in the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Diversity Summit to engage with small business owners about opportunities working with the EM Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
EM Prime Contractors Surpass Fiscal 2019 Small Business Goals
A number of prime cleanup contractors across the EM complex exceeded annual goals for subcontracting with small businesses.
January 21, 2020
Personnel open a 36,000-pound concrete door to enter a hot cell within Building 2026 at Oak Ridge.
Upgrades Prepare Way for Oak Ridge to Process Remaining Uranium-233
Renovations are underway to prepare a facility to process a high-dose portion of the site’s uranium-233 inventory.
January 14, 2020
Before and after: Demolition of the 380,000-square-foot K-1037 Building left behind a massive slab, at top, which workers have since removed, above.
Removing Building Slabs is Key to Transforming Oak Ridge Site
The skyline at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) continually changes as EM completes demolitions.
January 7, 2020
The Centrifuge Complex includes some of the largest remaining structures at the East Tennessee Technology Park. This year, crews will complete all demolitions and major cleanup at the site.
Oak Ridge Set to Make History in 2020
2020 is set to be a historic year for DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM).
January 7, 2020
EM recently awarded Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR $20.4 million for its performance from April 2019 through September 2019, amounting to 97 percent of the available fee.
Oak Ridge's UCOR Earns 97 Percent of Fee for Fiscal 2019's Second Half
EM recently awarded Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR $20.4 million for its performance from April 2019 - September 2019, 97% of the available fee.
December 17, 2019
Building K-1600 will be the last major demolition project scheduled at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park.
Oak Ridge Begins Deactivating Last ETTP Facility Set for Demolition
EM crews are deactivating Building K-1600, a former test and demonstration facility for uranium enrichment centrifuges.
December 10, 2019
Crews remove concrete subsurface structures of the K-832 basin. UCOR pumped nearly 2 million gallons of water from the basin before beginning demolition.
Basin Demolition Underway as Oak Ridge Heads Toward ETTP Cleanup Completion
A basin that once held cooling water used in Oak Ridge’s former uranium enrichment operations is being demolished.
December 10, 2019
UCOR Safety & Health Operations Manager Chris Thursby and UCOR Chief of Staff Ashley Saunders accept an award as one of America’s Safest Companies for their work conducting environmental cleanup in Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Contractor Named One of America’s Safest Companies
The magazine EHS Today has named EM’s Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR one of America’s Safest Companies.
November 26, 2019
Officials cut a ribbon on Nov. 22 to mark the launch of a new public-private partnership set to provide unique isotopes to aid in next-generation cancer research and treatment as well as nuclear cleanup.
Oak Ridge Collaboration to Advance Cancer Treatment, Accelerate Cleanup
DOE unveiled an innovative public-private partnership on Nov. 22 set to provide unique isotopes to aid in next-generation cancer research & treatment.
November 22, 2019
Handlers are extracting thorium from Oak Ridge's inventory of uranium-233
Partnership using nuclear material slated for disposal to advance cancer research and treatment
New innovative public-private partnership announced that is providing extremely rare and unique isotopes for next generation cancer research.
November 19, 2019
Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) System Engineer Melanie Lindsey, third from left, leads delegates from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Ontario Power Generation on a tour of the reactor test loop and reactor corrosion laboratory at Oak Ridge.
Academia, Industry Draw From Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs
Academia, Industry Draw From Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs
November 12, 2019
Oak Ridge workers grout a 47-foot-long underground transfer tunnel formerly used to load radioactive material into hot cells at Building 3026 at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
EM Addresses Risks at ORNL Facilities, Preparing for Next Cleanup Phase
EM Addresses Risks at ORNL Facilities, Preparing for Next Cleanup Phase
November 12, 2019
Marines board a KC-130 aircraft. Henry Mutka, a military veteran and engineer with the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management.
Military Veteran Finds Rewarding New Career at Oak Ridge
Military Veteran Finds Rewarding New Career at Oak Ridge
November 5, 2019
EM crews are preparing the six-story 9207 Facility at Oak Ridge's Biology Complex for demolition. The building spans more than 256,600 square feet.
Biology Complex Deactivation Advances in Oak Ridge
Biology Complex Deactivation Advances in Oak Ridge
October 29, 2019
Oak Ridge crews remove debris from the K-1004-J Lab demolition, which began earlier this month.
Demolition Begins on Oak Ridge’s Sprawling Centrifuge Complex
Demolition Begins on Oak Ridge’s Sprawling Centrifuge Complex
October 22, 2019
Workers at Oak Ridge install new gloveboxes to begin processing a portion of uranium-233 a year ahead of schedule.
EM’s Highest Priority Project at Oak Ridge Lab Gains Momentum
EM’s Highest Priority Project at Oak Ridge Lab Gains Momentum
October 22, 2019
Oak Ridge crews remediate the K-1203 complex site after demolishing structures there.
Cleanup, Restoration Alter Oak Ridge Landscape
Cleanup, Restoration Alter Oak Ridge Landscape