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MPNHP Hosting Days of Peace and Remembrance in Observance of Atomic Bombings of Japan

Manhattan Project National Historical Park will observe the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan, which occurred in August 1945 in the waning days of World War II. The National Park Service will mark the anniversary of 75 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki in a ceremony that is meaningful and sensitive to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On August 6 the Park will host a sunrise (6:48 am EDT) ceremony at the International Friendship Bell in Bissell Park.

Crews Finish Takedown of Centrifuge Complex

EM’s cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) took a major step forward with the removal of the Centrifuge Complex in late July. EM is working to complete significant cleanup at ETTP this year — an EM 2020 priority — and tearing down the sprawling 235,000-foot complex marks one of the final demolition projects at the site.

High-Performance Composites Bridge Offers Cost-Effective, Rapid Solution for Rural Tennessee Community

A damaged, decades-old concrete bridge just off a narrow, curvy rural road in north-central Tennessee’s Morgan County will soon come down, and a low-cost, low-maintenance, technologically advanced composites bridge deck system with a 100-year lifespan will take its place. 

Lab in Oak Ridge Accredited to Analyze Air, Surfaces for COVID-19 Virus

An environmental microbiology laboratory in Oak Ridge is the first in the United States to receive accreditation to analyze air and surfaces for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. Assured Bio Labs LLC was granted accreditation for testing environmental air and surfaces for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Laboratory Accreditation Program, the press release said. AIHA announced the accreditation in a tweet on June 25.

Encounter Oak Ridge Seeking Participants for 2020 Sessions

Encounter Oak Ridge is a four-session program designed to introduce Oak Ridge to new residents and new employees.