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’s Vision for Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park is Being Realized
April 16, 2019
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.
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Oak Ridge EM Explores Technologies to Advance Mercury Cleanup
April 9, 2019
EM employees recently began field testing a newly developed fogging fixative and application process aimed at controlling mercury vapors.
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Two new members join DOE’s environmental advisory board
April 3, 2019
Two new members join DOE’s environmental advisory board, the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
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Safety Training Prepares New Generation of Workers in Oak Ridge
March 26, 2019
OREM cleanup contractor and the United Steelworkers have partnered to provide free training to east Tennessee high school students.
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ETTP’s Longest Operating Facility Demolished in Oak Ridge
March 19, 2019
Workers recently completed demolition on Building K-1414, a garage that was the longest operating facility at the East Tennessee Technology Park.
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Oak Ridge’s DOE Bus Tour Begins Another Year of Outreach
March 5, 2019
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.
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800 People Attend DOE-Supported STEM Night at Oak Ridge School
February 26, 2019
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.
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Former Marine Quickly Identified With OREM’s Teamwork Culture as New Employee
February 19, 2019
While Katherine Hernandez is new to DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM), she already finds it comfortable and familiar.
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Demolition of ETTP’s Largest Remaining Structure Begins at Oak Ridge
February 12, 2019
Demolition of the largest facility still standing at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is underway.
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National Safety Council Honors Oak Ridge Contractor CEO
February 12, 2019
The National Safety Council has recognized the head of Oak Ridge’s lead environmental cleanup contractor as a 2019 CEO Who “Gets It".
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