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OREM Press Releases

April 26, 2010
Recovery Cleanup Project at Y-12 Leaves Alpha 5 with an Empty Feeling

The Alpha 5 Legacy Material Disposition project at Y-12 recently celebrated the early completion of a significant project milestone. The fourth floor of Alpha 5 has been cleared of 5,430 containers of legacy materials, which includes any equipment and materials not bolted or secured to the facility.

April 7, 2010
DOE Awards Contract for Building K-33 Demolition

DOE awards LATA-Sharp Remediation Services a fixed-price task order valued at $51 million to demolish K-33. The project is expected to be complete by March 1, 2012.

March 31, 2010
DOE Awards More than $16 Million for Recovery Act Cleanup at ORNL

Through the Recovery Act, DOE awards $16.8 million contract to for environmental cleanup operations at ORNL. Under this contract, EM will demolish 34 facilities in the ORNL central campus area.

February 8, 2010
First ARRA-Funded Demolition at Y-12 Begins

Y-12 began its first ARRA-funded demolition project, Building 9735. The facility was built in 1946 as an engineering laboratory.

January 28, 2010
K-25 West Wing Demolition Completed

Thirteen months after demolition began, the final unit of K-25's 844,000 square foot west wing was taken down.

January 25, 2010
WAI Assumes Responsibility for DOE’S Transuranic Waste Processing Center

DOE's Oak Ridge Office transferred operational and contractual responsibility of the Transuranic Waste Processing Center to Wastren Advantage Inc. on January 17.

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.