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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
May 24 - No ETEC, Memorial Day Holiday

May 31 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)

June 7 - Oak Ridge City Blueprint (Speakers: Nathalie Schmidt and Wayne Blasius, Oak Ridge Community Development Department)

June 14 - Jonaaron Jones, Volunteer Aerospace


May 24 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
May 29 - TSBDC: Understanding and Calculating Indirect Rates
May 29-30 - 2019 TVC National Summit

June 1 - Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival Oak Ridge
June 4 - TSBDC: How to do business with the gov't & Gov't Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
June 5 - House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
June 11-12 - DOE: Advanced Manufacturing Office Peer Review
June 17-18 - Decommissioning Strategy Forum
June 20 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
June 21 - Millennial Nuclear Caucus


ORNL Actinium-227

Improving Isotope Supply for a Cancer-Fighting Drug

Recycled medical devices, diverted from going to a special landfill, supply the key ingredient in a drug that treats prostate cancer. Researchers at ORNL have developed and demonstrated a process to produce actinium-227 using harvested radium-226 from legacy medical devices. The devices are secured by the DOE Isotope Program.
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Bio-Inspired Material Targets Oceans' Uranium Stores

Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater.A research team from DOE's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, the Univ. of California, Berkeley, and the Univ. of South Florida developed a material that selectively binds dissolved uranium with a low-cost polymer adsorbent.
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UPF Site Infrastructure and Services Subproject Honored by DOE

The Uranium Processing Facility Project Site Infrastructure and Services Subproject team was recently honored with the 2018 DOE Project Management Achievement Award. SIS, UPF’s second of seven subprojects, was completed two months ahead of schedule and $18M under budget in February 2018.
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Fastest-Growing Nuclear Business Is Tearing Down U.S. Plants

The fastest growing part of the nuclear industry in the U.S. involves a small but expanding group of companies that specialize in tearing reactors down faster and cheaper than ever before. When Entergy Corp. shut its Vermont nuclear plant in 2014, they planned to wait until 2068 to dismantle it with $1.2 billion in anticipated costs. Instead, Entergy sold the plant to Northstar Group Services Inc., which plans to do the job by 2026 at a much reduced cost.
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ARS International, LLC Honored as Small Business of the Year by CNS

Consolidated Nuclear Security, the managing operator of the Y-12 National Security Complex, recently announced that ARS International, LLC, is the Y-12 Small Business of the Year and Karen Prillhart, as the Y-12 Small Business Advocate. ARS International is an Alaskan Native Corporation, Small Disadvantaged Business, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Aleut Corporation.
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Travis Howerton Co-Founds C2 Labs Inc. with Former LANL Executive

Travis Howerton is a well-known and well-respected player in the Oak Ridge community, having worked for the prime contractors managing ORNL and the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex as well as the NNSA. What is not as widely known is the fact that he is also an entrepreneur whose first start-up was a company named Innovalysis. Today, entrepreneurship is his full-time calling as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of C2 Labs Inc.
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Thank you to the Tennessee Valley Corridor for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in May.
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