June 25, 2003
Utility System Leases at the East Tennessee Technology Park
In the early 1990s, the Department of Energy (Department) began to transition some of its sites and facilities from missions in support of nuclear weapons production to environmental cleanup. At about the same time, legislation was enacted establishing regional community reuse organizations throughout the country. These organizations were established to assist local communities with the transition from economic dependence on the Federal government to reliance on private industry. The Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET) was established for this purpose.