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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.