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ETEC Meeting: No ETEC, Labor Day Holiday

September 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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ETEC Meeting: Terry Cowles, State of Tennessee

September 16 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Frank Munger Receives
Muddy Boot Award

Frank Munger, right, the DOE reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel, received a Muddy Boot Award from ETECl on June 29, 2016. Munger, who is considered by many to be the best in the field, is retiring June 30, after covering DOE for 35 years for the News Sentinel. Also pictured above is ETEC President Jim Campbell. (Credit: D. Ray Smith)

Frank Munger, DOE reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel, received a Muddy Boot Award from ETEC during a retirement celebration on Wednesday. Munger is retiring today, (June 30) after 35 years covering DOE for the News Sentinel. Many consider him to be the best DOE reporter in the DOE complex. It’s not clear if he will be replaced. Some have said he is irreplaceable. Among those who praised Munger’s work and “shoe-leather” journalism on Wednesday, even if DOE wasn’t always pleased with his stories, were current and former DOE and contractor officials Gerald Boyd, Sue Cange, Dave Keim, Thom Mason, Billy Stair, and Jim Alexander.  Click here to read more.

Nuclear Industry in
East Tennessee

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DOE Assistant Secretary David Danielson inspects a robot made by high school students mentored by ORNL engineers at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.