The first shipment of inventory from ORNL's Building 3019 arrived at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site, marking the beginning of the end for the 50-year old Uranium-233 national storage facility. This initial programmatic transfer included a valuable inventory of Zero Power Reactor (ZPR) plates, which will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for future criticality experimentation and training.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed its largest demolition project to date. The removal of K-33, a former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facility spanning 32-acres, was completed several months ahead of schedule. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded the $51 million project.
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed upgrades and soil remediation work at the Bethel Valley Burial Grounds, using approximately $17.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) program recently completed five projects at the Oak Ridge site funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
DOE's EM program recently completed five projects at the Oak Ridge site funded through the Recovery Act. The projects included the expansion of two landfills at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) and pre-demolition and demolition projects at ETTP and Y-12.
Personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy and Wastren Advantage, Inc. met to celebrate the achievement of three million work hours without a lost-time accident at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.
DOE begins demolition of Building K-25’s east wing. The former uranium enrichment facility, located at ETTP, was once the world’s largest building under one roof, covering more than 44 acres. The project is one of DOE’s highest EM priorities in Oak Ridge and an integral component to completing cleanup of ETTP.