After a decade of demolition, Oak Ridge became the world’s first to remove all of its uranium enrichment processing buildings. Despite this monumental achievement, the celebration lasted only moments before workers started taking down another structure to bring them closer to the next big goal...
On a summer day in 1990, parking lots sit empty amid a sea of vacant buildings at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. By contrast, the same complex would have bustled years earlier with thousands of workers and humming machinery as steam billowed from the massive structures, a constant reminder of the site’s operations.
National, state, and local officials joined nearly 1,500 employees to watch the final wall of Building K-27 fall at ETTP, marking the first time in world history that all of a site’s uranium-enrichment gaseous diffusion buildings have been cleaned and demolished.
On Aug 30, longtime EM employees stood attentively near the demolition site watching the final portion of Building K-27 crash to the ground. Their faces showed the recognition of this historically significant moment. Each played a role in the effort to...
Nine new faces will join the proceedings when an Oak Ridge citizen’s advisory board convenes this fall to provide input to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on its cleanup mission across the Oak Ridge Reservation.
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