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June 4, 2019
Oak Ridge crews began removing trailers and tearing up a 6.5-acre slab and asphalt at the Building K-29 site in October 2018.
Oak Ridge Transforming Former Uranium Enrichment Area for Development
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor UCOR recently removed the Building K-29 slab.
June 4, 2019
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Aquatic Ecology Lab are working in partnership with OREM to understand how the element changes and behaves in the environment.
Video Series Showcases Oak Ridge’s Mercury Remediation Research
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management released the third of its four-part video series spotlighting the site’s environmental research.
May 28, 2019
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) released the second of its four-part video series spotlighting the site’s environmental research.
Video Series Highlights Research Partnership in Oak Ridge
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) released the second of its four-part video series
May 28, 2019
The UCOR grants fund a variety of projects. Here, a team of students from Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge take part in a robotics challenge.
Oak Ridge Contractor Awards STEM Grants to Local Schools
Designing and building a robot. Learning to print in 3-D. Researching current events and then producing a news media show.
May 21, 2019
Demolition is underway on K-131, and crews will progress to K-631 next. DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and cleanup contractor UCOR expect to complete the project this summer.
Demolition Underway on Oak Ridge’s Final Gaseous Diffusion Facilities
Workers started demolishing the final two buildings at the East Tennessee Technology Park
May 21, 2019
OREM explores the history and accomplishments of the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Aquatic Ecology Lab.
Video Series Highlights Oak Ridge’s Environmental Research, Discovery
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is kicking off a four-part video series spotlighting the site’s environmental research.
May 14, 2019
– Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Oak Ridge last week, where they learned about a partnership between EM and DOE’s Office of Science to identify effective and affordable solutions for mercury cleanup.
Energy Secretary Perry’s Oak Ridge Tour Highlights Research, Partnerships
Rick Perry and Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited Oak Ridge, where they learned about a partnership between EM and DOE's office of Science.
May 14, 2019
Knoxville Utilities Board provides safety demonstrations involving powerlines at Safety Fest TN.
Oak Ridge EM Integral to Tennessee's Growing Safety Fest
Communities across eastern Tennessee continued supporting Safety Fest TN this year.
May 8, 2019
Tearing down structure at ETTP
OREM awards new contract to support environmental cleanup
OREM today announced five small business awardees for its Characterization, Deactivation/Demolition, and Remediation Services contract.
May 7, 2019
EM's Oak Ridge Site has decommissioned and demolished some of the largest nuclear facilities in the world. Now, employees there are helping train the next generation entering the nuclear field through a new University of Tennessee minor degree.
Oak Ridge Site Helps Establish First Nuclear Cleanup Minor Degree in U.S.
EM’s Oak Ridge cleanup contractor, is playing a pivotal role in the first nuclear decommissioning and environmental management minor degree.
April 30, 2019
Crews are preparing the Centrifuge Complex for demolition at the East Tennessee Technology Park. EM anticipates beginning the teardown in 2020.
Oak Ridge Workers Prepare Centrifuge Complex for Demolition
Workers are preparing to tear down a complex that will help successfully complete the Oak Ridge Office's vision by 2020.
April 16, 2019
A rendering of the proposed Coquí Radio Pharmaceuticals Corporation medical isotope production facility at the Oak Ridge Site's East Tennessee Technology Park.
EM’s Vision for Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park is Being Realized
Employees from Oak Ridge’s EM program and its lead contractor, UCOR, took the stage at the annual U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN) regional conference.
April 9, 2019
Employees with EM cleanup contractor UCOR install fogging equipment on a debris container at the Oak Ridge Site.
Oak Ridge EM Explores Technologies to Advance Mercury Cleanup
EM employees recently began field testing a newly developed fogging fixative and application process aimed at controlling mercury vapors.
April 3, 2019
OREM Manager Jay Mullis speaks to the Site Specific Advisory Board
Two new members join DOE’s environmental advisory board
Two new members join DOE’s environmental advisory board, the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
March 26, 2019
Instructor Billy Edington and an oral interpreter discuss how to don personal protective gear during the training.
Safety Training Prepares New Generation of Workers in Oak Ridge
OREM cleanup contractor and the United Steelworkers have partnered to provide free training to east Tennessee high school students.
March 19, 2019
Workers have completed demolition on Building K-1414, a garage that was the longest operating facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
ETTP’s Longest Operating Facility Demolished in Oak Ridge
Workers recently completed demolition on Building K-1414, a garage that was the longest operating facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
March 5, 2019
DOE’s annual Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour, which departs the American Museum of Science and Energy, runs from March until November annually.
Oak Ridge’s DOE Bus Tour Begins Another Year of Outreach
DOE kicked off its annual Oak Ridge facilities bus tour, which has attracted more than 40,000 people from all 50 states since it began in 1996.
February 26, 2019
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Manager Jay Mullis participates in the DOE Career Café, where students shared interests, learned about careers, and asked questions.
800 People Attend DOE-Supported STEM Night at Oak Ridge School
Nearly 20 employees from DOE’s offices of EM and Science supported a local middle school’s first STEM night, which attracted more than 800 students.
February 19, 2019
Katherine Hernandez joined the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management as a contracting officer in November 2018.
Former Marine Quickly Identified With OREM’s Teamwork Culture as New Employee
While Katherine Hernandez is new to DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM), she already finds it comfortable and familiar.
February 12, 2019
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and cleanup contractor UCOR began demolition this week on Building K-1037 at the East Tennessee Technology Park. The project is scheduled for completion later this year.
Demolition of ETTP’s Largest Remaining Structure Begins at Oak Ridge
Demolition of the largest facility still standing at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is underway.
February 12, 2019
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Manager Jay Mullis, left, and UCOR Environment, Safety and Health and Quality Assurance Manager Clint Wolfley, right, recognize UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter for being named a 2019 CEO Who “Gets It” by the
National Safety Council Honors Oak Ridge Contractor CEO
The National Safety Council has recognized the head of Oak Ridge’s lead environmental cleanup contractor as a 2019 CEO Who “Gets It".
February 5, 2019
Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists gather sampling data from the East Fork Poplar Creek.
Environmental Research Provides Key Insights for Mercury Cleanup
Researchers at ORNL's Aquatic Ecological Laboratory are advancing the understanding of mercury’s impact on fish, wildlife, and streams.
January 29, 2019
Portals across the East Tennessee Technology Park site are being demolished as access restrictions are no longer needed for many areas of the site.
Removal of Portals Another Step in Progress at Oak Ridge ETTP
EM and cleanup contractor UCOR are demolishing the portals that once controlled access to the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
January 29, 2019
North Wind Solutions operates the Transuranic Waste Processing Center in Oak Ridge. Employees at the facility process, package, and ship contact-handled and remote-handled transuranic waste for disposal at EM’s WIPP near Carlsbad, NM.
Oak Ridge Contractor Earns 97 Percent of Fee for Yearlong Period
North Wind Solutions earned nearly $383,000, or 97% of the available fee for the performance evaluation period of Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 26, 2018.
January 22, 2019
A view of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Oak Ridge Crews to Enhance Safety, Reduce Cost at Former Reactor
EM crews this month began a $4.7 million project that will reduce maintenance and operations costs at ORNL's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment.