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Crews Begin Tearing Down Next High-Risk Y-12 Building

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 Attend Oak Ridge Meeting on Proposed Disposal Facility

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)

UCOR Boosts Grants for Region’s STEM Education

This year, UCOR gave $40,000 in grants for 38 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in 28 regional schools. It marked the largest amount the company has awarded since it began its grants program 10 years ago. It also reflects an increase in the dollar amount for the three award categories: $750 for individual classroom projects, $1,000 for multi-classroom projects and $1,500 for whole school projects.

UCOR Increases STEM Mini-Grants for Area Schools to $40,000

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.

Nelson-Jean Shares Opportunities, Encouragement With Students in Oak Ridge

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).

UCOR CEO speaks out on ‘success,’ future

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.

EM Continues Progress Eliminating Risks at Y-12

EM has prepared the East Column Exchange (COLEX) equipment at Oak Ridge for demolition following deactivation work that involved retrieving mercury from the deteriorating structures to prevent a potential environmental release.

Diverse Employee Skills Ensure Oak Ridge Facilities Remain Safe, Stable

The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and cleanup contractor UCOR are responsible for maintaining infrastructure that supports waste treatment and environmental cleanup missions, such as the Liquid Gaseous Waste Operations (LGWO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A central concern during the last couple of years was ensuring uninterrupted operations at LGWO. Despite the challenges, the UCOR nuclear operations maintenance team has performed needed maintenance, and LGWO has continued its critical operations without interruption.