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OREM News Archive

July 1, 2012
BEFORE: An aerial photo shows Building K-33 before demolition.
Oak Ridge Finishes Site’s Largest Demolition Project to Date

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – This month, the Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program finished the final phase of the Building K-33 demolition project.

May 1, 2012
Workers remove the 4,000-gallon Tank W-1A, which was ORNL’s greatest source of groundwater contamination.
Oak Ridge Removes Laboratory’s Greatest Source of Groundwater Contamination

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – This month, Oak Ridge’s EM program bid farewell to the last shipment of waste from the Tank W-1A project.

April 1, 2012
A waste area at an East Tennessee Technology Park scrap yard before cleanup.
‘Project Wipeout’ Helps Clean Up Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – A term like “Project Wipeout,” may conjure images of military operations, extreme sporting events or a comical competition show on television.

February 1, 2012
Employees receive training to remove Tank W-1A. From 1951 until 1986, the tank collected and stored liquid waste from radiochemical separations and high-radiation facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, until significant levels of soil and groundwater contamination were traced to the vessel.
Oak Ridge Makes Safety a Community Affair

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Safety has long been a cornerstone of Oak Ridge’s operations, from conducting advanced research to removing dilapidated structures and transporting radioactive waste.

January 1, 2012
Employees at Oak Ridge are accelerating work at K-25’s East Wing. Sixty percent of the remaining structure is expected to be down by the end of the September.
Oak Ridge Lays Out Big Plans for 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Last year, Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management (EM) program logged one of its most successful years due to sound project management and achievements in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act work.