OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive task order for the demolition and disposition of the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation’s East Tennessee Technology Park’s Building K-33 to LATA-Sharp Remediation Services, LLC, of Westerville, Ohio. The firm fixed-price task order is valued at $51 million is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is expected to be complete by March 1, 2012.
Demolition and disposition activities at Building K-33 include; siding removal, building demolition to the slab, and packaging and transportation of all associated wastes to onsite waste disposal facilities operated by DOE.
Building K-33 is a partially decontaminated multi-story building that is more than 1.4 million square feet of concrete and steel. The facility was constructed in 1954 as a uranium enrichment facility and operated from 1954 to 1985. As part of a reindustrialization effort in 1997, the majority of the decontamination and decommissioning has been performed. The remaining facility still contains radiological and chemical contamination, hazardous waste, asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination.