Calciner Project Authorized to Begin Installation at Y-12

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has authorized the start of installation construction of the Calciner Project at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  The project is part of NNSA’s strategy to modernize enriched uranium capabilities and infrastructure.

ETEC Call for Nominations: 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. The objective is to recognize an individual – not an institution – for significant and long-term contributions to the East Tennessee region with respect to the federal government programs and its spin-offs by leveraging the federal presence to create private-sector jobs. Participation in the community beyond the workplace is essential.

The Secret City: Touring a Rural TN Community that went from Making Atomic Bombs to Rocket Fuel

Click below to read a nice article written by travel writer Caroline Eubanks who participated on a DOE bus tour of Oak Ridge prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Y-12 Contractor Consolidated Nuclear Security Contributes Over $100K for COVID-19 Relief in East Tennessee

As the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the economy and the health of our neighbors in East Tennessee, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) and Y-12 employees are contributing to the community in a number of ways. CNS recently donated $100,000 to the East Tennessee Foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Disaster Relief Fund.

ITER Fusion Reactor Tokamak Assembly Begins – World’s Largest International Scientific Collaboration

ITER, the world’s largest international scientific collaboration, is beginning assembly of the fusion reactor tokamak that will include 12 different essential hardware systems provided by US ITER, which is managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.