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December 1, 2009
Incinerator Completes Mission in Oak Ridge

After more than 18 years of operation and more than 35 million pounds of waste safely incinerated, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator will shut down operations on December 2.

November 19, 2009
Reshaping Its Skyline: Y-12 Receives Approval to Begin Multi-Building Demolition Project

A major step toward a skyline changing transformation at Y-12 will commence in Spring 2010 as demolition begins on four buildings in the former Biology Complex, visible from the site’s main entrance.

October 22, 2009
Transuranic Waste Processing Center Contract Awarded to Wastren Advantage, Inc.

The U. S. Department of Energy announces the award of a contract to Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) to manage waste management activities at the Oak Ridge Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Center.

September 25, 2009
Small Business Awarded Contract for Recovery Act Work at DOE Waste Facility

Louisiana small business to provide geosynthetic materials and installation services for expansion of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

September 22, 2009
DOE Awards $10 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Soil Cleanup at ORNL

DOE has awarded $10.1 million to an Ohio-based small business to contain and cap contaminated soil in the Bethel Valley area near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

September 17, 2009
ORO Names New Assistant Manager for Environmental Management

The U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office names John Eschenberg as its Assistant Manager for Environmental Management.

August 4, 2009
ORAU Supports DOE Footprint Reduction Efforts

ORAU is preparing to lead characterization surveys at ORNL, along with independently verifying work at ORNL, ETTP, and Y-12. The $2.9 million contract will involve support to DOE for its efforts to accelerate the cleanup of deteriorated facilities that will pave the way for greater footprint and site reduction across the Reservation.

July 29, 2009
Training Underway for TRU Waste Employees Hired For Recovery Act Project

Newly hired employees under the Recovery Act will be working to reduce DOE's transuranic waste inventory in Oak Ridge.

July 22, 2009
Construction Begins on the Expansion of the EMWMF

Construction of a $35 million, 465,000 cubic yard expansion of the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) is now underway, using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

July 20, 2009
Work Begins On First Recovery Act Funded Demolition Project at ORNL

EM program begins demolition on Building 3026 at ORNL. The project is slated for completion by January 2010.