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December 18, 2018
After the Toxic Substances Control Act Incinerator demolition at the Oak Ridge Site: The facility treated more than 35 million pounds of waste during its 18 years of operations. Crews completed the project in September.
Oak Ridge’s UCOR Earns 96 Percent of Available Fee for Second Half of FY18
EM recently awarded its Oak Ridge Site cleanup contractor nearly $10.7 million for its performance from April 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2018.
December 18, 2018
UCOR Deputy Waste Disposition Manager Clint Mori talks with students at Family Science Saturday about how he uses engineering solutions in his job.
Family Science Saturdays in Oak Ridge Spur Interest in STEM Careers
What does an assortment of spaghetti, scotch tape, marshmallows, and lots of recycled soda cans have in common?
December 11, 2018
Crews constructed two secant pile retaining walls to retain soils, control water seepage, and provide a deep, secure foundation for the water intake structure.
Oak Ridge Crews Finish Preparing Site for New Mercury Treatment Facility
DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of EM (OREM) has completed site preparations necessary to begin construction of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility.
December 4, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Contract
The Department of Energy today announced the award of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility contract to APTIM-North Wind Construction JV, LLC.
December 4, 2018
Crews began tearing down the K-1232 Chemical Recovery Facility in October 2018.
Oak Ridge Crews Demolish Facility, Moving EM Closer to ETTP Cleanup Goal
OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have safely completed the demolition of the K-1232 Chemical Recovery Facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
November 20, 2018
Machines take apart former tanks and more than 10,000 feet of piping before disposition at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Oak Ridge Crews Finish Removing Mercury-Contaminated Equipment
DOE OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR have completed demolition of the West Column Exchange equipment at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
November 20, 2018
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) Graphic Specialist David Brown created this 3-D rendering of the Mercury Treatment Facility, which OREM will begin constructing in 2019.
Oak Ridge Highlights EM Career Diversity at Local High School
Employees from DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) spoke with freshmen and sophomores enrolled in computer science classes.
November 6, 2018
A new worker learns about asbestos abatement in a mock-up, which serves as a training ground before beginning work inside the Biology Complex.
EM, UCOR Keep Oak Ridge’s Growing Cleanup Workforce Safe
As crews near completion of the East Tennessee Technology Park cleanup, OREM is preparing to begin major work at the Oak Ridge National Lab and Y-12.
October 30, 2018
K-29 Building foundation slab
Oak Ridge Prepares Former Uranium Enrichment Area for Industrial Use
Last week, workers began pulling up the foundation slab of the former K-29 gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment building.
October 23, 2018
New American Museum of Science and Energy facility ribbon cutting
Past and Present DOE Missions on Display in Museum’s New Home in Oak Ridge
On Oct. 18, government officials and local residents opened the doors to the new home for the American Museum of Science and Energy.
October 23, 2018
DOE's Ed McGinnis addresses attendees at the Millennial Nuclear Caucus in Oak Ridge.
Millennials, Nuclear Leaders Discuss Industry Growth, Energy Future in Oak Ridge
More than 100 students and young professionals gathered with experts to discuss nuclear industry growth and America’s energy future.
October 16, 2018
URS | CH2M Oak Ridge employees Clint Wolfley and Stephanie Miller were recipients of National Safety Council’s 2018 Rising Stars of Safety award.
National Safety Council Names Oak Ridge Managers Safety Stars
The National Safety Council recognized two safety managers with DOE’s OREM cleanup contractor as 2018 Rising Stars of Safety.
October 16, 2018
SSAB monthly board meeting
Environmental advisory board seeks new members
DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management invites nominations to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
October 9, 2018
Crews began demolishing Building K-1232 by knocking down a 74-foot silo that was part of the structure.
Oak Ridge Crews Begin Demolishing Chemical Recovery Facility
OREM and its cleanup contractor UCOR have demolished 5 buildings in the Poplar Creek area of ETTP since last year, and one more will soon be added.
September 28, 2018
Taking down K-633 at ETTP
New onsite waste disposal facility critical to Oak Ridge environmental cleanup completion
As one of DOE's largest ever cleanup projects, Oak Ridge is positioned to soon be one of the agency’s biggest success stories.
September 25, 2018
CPR training and certification was the focus of one of the 100 free classes at SafetyFest Tennessee.
Oak Ridge SafetyFest Draws 1,200 Participants From 23 States
More than 1,200 people from 23 states attended this year’s SafetyFest Tennessee to gain valuable safety training they can apply at work and home.
September 18, 2018
City of Oak Ridge Councilmember Chuck Hope, far right, speaks during panel discussion. Also pictured are URS|CH2M Oak Ridge President and CEO Ken Rueter and Westinghouse Government Services President Cathy Hickey.
Partnerships Offer Foundation for Excess Contaminated Facilities Success
Federal and contractor officials and community members stressed the critical role of partnerships as EM reduces risks to people and the environment.
September 18, 2018
House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus event's panel included, left to right, National Building Museum curator Martin Moeller, EM Oak Ridge Office Manager Jay Mullis, EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, and Richland Operations Office Manager Doug Shoop.
‘Secret Cities’ Then, Cleanup Sites Today
Before a record audience, the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus hosted a discussion last week of the “secret cities” of the Manhattan Project.
September 12, 2018
Five new members joined ORSSAB in 2018.
ORSSAB welcomes new members during planning for FY2019
Five new members of ORSSAB joined current members in August for the board’s annual planning meeting in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
September 11, 2018
Aerial photo of OREM's Environmental Management Waste Management Facility
New Onsite Disposal Facility Needed to Maintain Oak Ridge's Cleanup Progress
This op-ed from OREM Manager Jay Mullis discusses the need for an onsite disposal facility to continue Oak Ridge's cleanup progress.
September 11, 2018
Crews take down a 100-foot stack at the Toxic Substances Control Act Incinerator.
Oak Ridge Crews Tear Down TSCA Incinerator
EM workers at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) completed demolition of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator.
September 11, 2018
A worker shows the safety app on his tablet screen, which displays real-time heat indexes, heart rates, and hourly forecasts specific to the user’s location. Supervisors can track their team members’ health simultaneously using the tool.
Oak Ridge Finds New Ways to Monitor, Prevent Heat Stress
Temperatures often surge above 90 degrees during summer months at Oak Ridge, prompting the cleanup contractor to search for ways to keep workers safe.
September 4, 2018
Oak Ridge officials stand with the DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star Site Award.
Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center Receives Top DOE Safety Award
Employees at Oak Ridge’s TWPC received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) distinguished Superior Star Award on Aug. 30.
August 28, 2018
Christy Jackiewicz, deputy director for DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, speaks at URS|CH2M Oak Ridge’s (UCOR) 2018 small business awards program.
EM's Oak Ridge Contractor Sets New Bar for Small Business Contracting
Small businesses are crucial to EM's missions.
August 21, 2018
Employees gather to celebrate completing a full year of shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Oak Ridge Celebrates Completing One Year of Shipments to WIPP
Employees recently gathered at Oak Ridge’s TWPC to celebrate completing a full year of shipments to EM’s WIPP.