Source: Knox News Sentinel | Photos with Captions | October 13, 2020

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette takes the stage among other distinguished speakers during an event celebrating the completion of cleaning up Oak Ridge’s K-25 uranium enrichment plant, in Oak Ridge, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Joining the Secretary was Governor Bill Lee, Senator Lamar Alexander, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, and Oak Ridge City Mayor Warren Gooch. Jay Mullis, Manager of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, emceed the event.

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Source: EM Update | Vol. 12, Issue 30 | Oct. 13, 2020

A decades-long effort to clean and transform the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant is complete, resulting in a historic first-ever removal of a uranium enrichment complex.

“It’s hard to convey the magnitude of what our workforce just achieved,” said Jay Mullis, manager of DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management. “They safely took down hundreds of deteriorated and contaminated structures, some of which were the largest buildings in the world. We’ve now arrived at the finish line on this marathon effort, and I couldn’t be more proud of the skilled, talented men and women who made this accomplishment possible for the first time ever.”

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