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April 2, 2015
The Transuranic Waste Processing Center
DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has awarded a contract to CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. for the Sludge Processing Facility Buildouts Project at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.

February 20, 2015
(Left to right) Ed Trujillo, Terri Likens, Leon Baker and Richard Burroughs are the newest members of the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

DOE has appointed four new members to its Environmental Management advisory board in Oak Ridge. Leon Baker, Richard Burroughs, Terri Likens and Ed Trujillo were introduced during the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board’s February meeting

January 29, 2015
DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Sue Cange as the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM). Previously, Cange served as the acting manager of EM’s Oak Ridge Office since May 2014, and she has served as the deputy manager since March 2011.

November 14, 2014
The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month.
DOE seeks candidates for environmental advisory board vacancies

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB).

The ORSSAB is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management program, which is responsible for cleanup and remediation across the 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation.

October 8, 2014
OREM began demolition of the 750,000 sq. ft. K-31 Building, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.
Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

OREM begins demolition of the K-31 Building 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.

July 31, 2014
Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has named Wendy Cain as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park.

June 26, 2014
An aerial photo of K-25's footprint after the project was completed.
All K-25 project work wraps up

Demolition of the K-25 Building at ETTP ended late last year, but that was not the end of the project. Many other tasks had to be accomplished before the project could be officially declared complete. DOE's cleanup contractor, UCOR, has now completed those tasks safely and ahead of schedule.

May 27, 2014
The American Nuclear Society will recognize the K-25 demolition project at its summer meeting in June.
K-25 demolition project receives American Nuclear Society award

The successful demolition of a former gaseous diffusion facility has been honored by the American Nuclear Society. The American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning and Environmental Services Division selected the K-25 demolition project to receive its Project Excellence Award.

May 14, 2014
(L to R) U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, EM’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney, CROET CEO Larence Young, and David Klaus, DOE’s Deputy Undersecretary for Management and Performance, participate in a signing event that transfers 25 acres for private development at ETTP.
DOE Transfers Property at ETTP

DOE transferred its 12th property, approximately 25 acres at the Heritage Center, to the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET). The site was officially signed over to CROET for private sector use.

May 8, 2014
Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

Oak Ridge's Office of EM has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes.