Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management


3-D rendering of the East Tennessee Technology Park in 2020
Our vision is a clean, modernized, and reindustrialized Oak Ridge that is capable of advancing the Energy Department’s vital missions.

10-Year Plan

OREM's 10-year program plan
Read about our vision, goals, and strategy that will direct our operations from 2014-2024.


EM Advances Next Major Cleanup Phase in Oak Ridge
August 11, 2020
OREM recently received authority to conduct work inside five buildings at ORNL and Y-12.
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Crews Finish Takedown of Centrifuge Complex in Oak Ridge
August 4, 2020
EM’s cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park took a major step forward with removal of the Centrifuge Complex in late July.
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Demolition Underway on Final Building at ETTP in Oak Ridge
July 28, 2020
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and contractor UCOR have begun demolishing Building K-1600.
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Oak Ridge Completes Major Soil Remediation Project at K-25 Footprint
July 21, 2020
Workers recently finished removing contaminated soil under a section of the former Building K-25 footprint in another major action
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DOE signs two-year contract extension with UCOR
July 20, 2020
DOE has signed a two-year contract extension with UCOR to maintain its environmental cleanup progress in Oak Ridge.
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As U.S. Marks Trinity Test’s 75th Anniversary, EM Continues Progress at Manhattan Project Sites
July 14, 2020
On July 16, 1945, the world's first nuclear explosion occurred more than 200 miles south of Los Alamos in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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EM Prepares for Demolition in Heart of ORNL
July 14, 2020
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor UCOR are preparing to demolish the remaining structures associated with Building 3026.
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Crews Remove Basin as Oak Ridge Heads Toward ETTP Cleanup Completion
July 7, 2020
A basin that once held cooling water used in Oak Ridge’s former uranium enrichment operations has been removed.
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Workers Use Skill, Ingenuity to Install New Manipulators at Oak Ridge
July 7, 2020
Upgrades and construction are progressing at Building 2026.
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Oak Ridge’s UCOR Earns 94 Percent of Available Fee for First Half of Fiscal 2020
June 30, 2020
EM recently awarded Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR $10.4 million for its performance from October 2019 through March 2020.
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