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September 12, 2014
This is the fifth year OREM employees have participated in the annual Feds Feed Families summer campaign that helps replenish local food banks and raises awareness about the prevalence of hunger.
Employees give to local food bank

Employees in DOE's Oak Ridge Office of EM donated 3,209 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The donation was part of the national Feds Feed Families campaign.

September 8, 2014
Participants receive hands-on demonstrations for protective equipment. This year’s event offers 45 safety courses and seminars.
Annual training event instrumental in region’s safety culture

OREM is participating in Safety Fest Tennessee. The annual event provides training on important safety disciplines that are helping local workers create one of the safest workplaces in the region.

August 8, 2014
(Front, left to right) Lacey Wicks, junior at Jackson State University in Mississippi; JeTara Brown, senior at Tennessee State University (Back left to right) Daryl Green, HBCU-MSI coordinator for OREM; Susan Cange, acting OREM manager; Jay Mullis, acting OREM deputy manager
OREM continues involvement with workforce development program

For the third consecutive year, OREM has partnered with the NNSA to participate in a 10-week workforce development program for college interns.

May 28, 2014
The current disposal cell, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, is projected to reach capacity in the early 2020s.
Small business to conduct characterization work

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently awarded a task order to Alliant Corporation, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, to perform characterization at the proposed site for the future Environmental Management Disposal Facility.

May 7, 2014
Transite panel removal begins on K-31 Building

Workers have begun removing transite paneling from the outside of the K-31 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).  The 1.49 million ft former gaseous diffusion building was once used to produce enriched uranium for defense and commercial purposes.  It was permanently shut down in 1987.

March 24, 2014
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, at ETTP's fire station, discusses economic opportunities in Oak Ridge.
Governor Haslam touts Oak Ridge’s economic possibilities

On March 21, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam visited the Energy Department’s East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge. During his visit, he met leadership from OREM and UCOR, the site’s primary cleanup contractor, along with state and local officials to learn how environmental cleanup is paving the way for economic development in the region.

March 18, 2014
Aaron White (left), an environmental scientist with OREM, speaks to Vine Middle School students about the opportunities available through a college education.
EM participates in local middle school’s career week

OREM recently participated in Vine Middle School’s 6th Annual College and Career Week. OREM sends employee representatives to the Knoxville-based middle school every year to educate children about the value of education and the diverse jobs that are possible through the sciences.

March 12, 2014
Heather Cloar, a DOE employee in Oak Ridge, was named as a member of this year's 40 Under 40.
DOE employee listed among area’s rising leaders

Earlier this year, the Greater Knoxville Business Journal compiled a list of East Tennessee’s top rising business and community leaders under the age of 40. The 2014 listing featured Heather Cloar, a contacting officer with the Energy Department in Oak Ridge.

February 21, 2014
Tennessee’s third district Representative Chuck Fleishman receives updates about EM projects in Oak Ridge from OREM Manager Mark Whitney and Jason Darby, an OREM senior project manager.
Congressman Visits OREM

Tennessee’s third district Representative Chuck Fleishman visits OREM to receive updates about cleanup projects happening and planned across the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

February 14, 2014
Bald eagles are one of the many migratory birds that nest on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
Oak Ridge recognized for bird protection practices

Oak Ridge’s efforts to protect migratory birds recently garnered honorable mention for the 2013 Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award. The Energy Department championed the effort through partnerships with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, UT-Battelle, and URS | CH2M Oak Ridge.