Source: Oak Ridge Today | John Huotari | November 12, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announces the availability of the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center Final Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact, and Wetland Statement of Findings.

The Final EA analyzes the potential impacts of constructing and operating the ORETTC to train first responders and other experts in nuclear operations, safeguards, and emergency response.

The proposed site for the ORETTC is on the Oak Ridge Reservation, approximately 5 miles west of the Y-12 National Security Site, across from the Horizon Center Industrial Park on the Oak Ridge Turnpike, and approximately 1.5 mile east of the State Route (SR) 95—SR 58 interchange. Copies of the documents are available on the NNSA NEPA web page ( and/or the DOE NEPA web page (