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Oak Ridge has an onsite CERCLA disposal facility, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, that reduces cleanup and transportation costs.

Oak Ridge has an onsite CERCLA disposal facility, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, that reduces cleanup and transportation costs.

Years of diverse research and uranium and isotope production led to numerous forms of waste in Oak Ridge. However, our EM program has worked to identify, characterize, and safely store all of the waste as we develop strategies to process, secure, or remove it. Waste ranges from highly radioactive uranium isotopes to building debris and personal protection equipment. 

Our employees keep the safety of workers, residents, and the environment at the forefront. This drives us to ensure our actions surrounding the processing, storage, and transportation of all forms of waste adhere to all applicable the regulations and laws. The ultimate goal is a safe, clean Oak Ridge.