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OREM Press Releases

September 20, 2012
Bill McMillan named federal project director for ORNL cleanup

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management names Bill McMillan as its new federal project director for cleanup at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

September 14, 2012
K-25 East Wing Demolition Project Wraps Up, North End Work Next

Oak Ridge's EM program completes demolition on K-25's east wing and shifts attention to the north tower.

August 10, 2012
Community celebrates K-25 historic preservation agreement

In a ceremony attended by representatives of federal, state, and local historic preservation groups, DOE announced the formal completion of an agreement that will preserve the historic contributions of Oak Ridge’s K-25 site to the World War II Manhattan Project.

April 16, 2012
Recent Demolition Makes Oak Ridge National Laboratory Cleaner, Safer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup contractor Safety and Ecology Corporation recently removed four structures as part of the Building 3026 C/D Hot Cells Project.

March 15, 2012
DOE's EM program continues environmental education grant

DOE's EM program continues its annual financial support to the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization.

February 16, 2012
Oak Ridge employees honored with Department of Energy’s Secretary’s Appreciation Award

Eight employees from DOE's Oak Ridge Office were recognized at an awards ceremony for earning the Secretary’s Appreciation Award, one of the federal agency’s highest internal recognitions. The award honors employees who ‘go above and beyond the call of duty in their work endeavors.'

January 9, 2012
DOE Gives $150,000 for Wetland Restoration and Environmental Education Program

Officials from DOE and TDEC sign an agreement for a $150,000 Supplemental Environmental Project. The agreement selects a project that will construct artificial wetlands to improve the area’s wildlife habitat and educate local middle school, high school, and undergraduate students.

January 5, 2012
Uraninum-233 Inventory in Oak Ridge Lightened with First Shipment of Material from Building 3019

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.

September 30, 2011
Department of Energy Completes Demolition of K-33 Building - Largest Completed Demo Project in Oak Ridge History

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.

September 1, 2011
Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program Completes Work at Bethel Valley Burial Grounds

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.