EM crews started tearing down a 1940s-era facility this month at the Y-12 National Security Complex in the latest project to address a large inventory of high-risk excess contaminated facilities on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
More than 100 people attended a May 17 public meeting on the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s (OREM) proposed onsite disposal facility. The meeting was part of a new phase of public outreach OREM recently launched for the proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF)
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan announced the successful removal of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from three Japanese sites to the United States. This joint effort, which took four years to complete, will make the world safer
DOE today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction of the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The proposed VTR will be a sodium-cooled fast-neutron-spectrum test reactor that will enhance and accelerate research, development, and demonstration of innovative nuclear technologies that will play a crucial role in helping the United States reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
With supply chain issues creating difficulties in obtaining critical infrastructure components, the transfer of various pieces of electrical equipment from EM to the City of Oak Ridge comes at an opportune time.
A public meeting will be held to learn more about the proposed onsite disposal facility on the Oak Ridge Reservation from 6:00–8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Ave, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830. DOE will accept written comments about the topics and details shared in the three fact sheets, from May 9 to June 7, 2022.
In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week, UCOR announces it has added $10,000 to the company’s 2022 Mini-Grants program. This year’s $40,000 funds 38 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in 28 regional schools.
Students from various colleges and universities, some nearly 300 miles away, had come to tour cleanup sites and meet Nicole Nelson-Jean, EM’s associate principal deputy assistant secretary for field operations. Nelson-Jean was at Oak Ridge to discuss a major funding boost to EM’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP).
Oak Ridge, Tenn.—Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX turned green into gold and silver, respectively, with GreenBuy awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for sustainable purchasing. The awards recognize excellence in “green purchasing” that extends beyond minimum compliance.
As the lead environmental cleanup contractor since 2011 for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, UCOR’s 2,000 team members have earned a reputation for safety and environmental stewardship; innovative problem-solving; and an unwavering focus on delivering on our commitments.