OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Surveillance and maintenance — a process to monitor and maintain safe conditions in facilities awaiting demolition — is not a subject that often grabs headlines. But it’s an important part of EM’s portfolio.
As the lead contractor in cleanup and reindustrialization of ETTP, UCOR has demolished and disposed of dozens of structures. The process has generated an enormous volume of debris and waste. About 95 percent of the waste was placed in the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, a secure onsite depository designed for safe, permanent storage. Without the availability of secure, onsite disposal...
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – About 70 employees, community leaders, and local officials recently gathered to witness the completion of K-31 Building’s demolition at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and two of its contractors — URS I CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) and Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) — have developed a plan that allows the site to continue processing transuranic waste and maintain its cleanup schedule.
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has a simple mission. Since the late 1980s, we have made tremendous progress in removing legacies of contamination from past operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
OREM hosted its annual community budget workshop on April 29. This year’s edition invited stakeholders to share their priorities for OREM to consider as the organization develops its Fiscal Year 2017 budget
DOE reindustrialization vision is being realized on a large scale. Oak Ridge’s EM program has removed 380 buildings from East Tennessee Technology Park, hundreds of acres have been transferred from government ownership, and dozens of private companies occupy facilities onsite. Recently, some of those companies have worked together to invest in clean energy projects at the site.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Earlier this month, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto participated in Oak Ridge’s annual women’s workshop. The conference, themed “All Hands In: Innovate and Collaborate,” was hosted by the Federal Women’s Program and the local chapter of Federally Employed Women.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM projects that spared resources, increased the efficiency of radioactive waste processing, and saved more than $10.6 million were honored as recipients of DOE’s 2014 Sustainability Awards.