Economic Development

New Tech Mines Old Batteries to Find Critical Ingredients for Electric Vehicles

Recycling batteries is time-consuming and involves dangerous chemicals. This new process could make it easier—and reduce the amount of mining required to fuel the clean energy economy.
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

Major Project Begins at Y-12 to Shrink High-Security Footprint

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, officials broke ground on the West End Protected Area Reduction project (WEPAR) at Y-12 National Security Complex, which, when completed, will reduce the size of the high-security protected area on the site by approximately 50%.
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

Public Notice: Final EA available for Lithium Processing Facility at Y-12

DOE's NNSA announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Lithium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex, finding of No Significant Impact
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

Public notice: Draft EA for Y-12 Development Organization at Horizon Center

DOE NNSA announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment, which analyzes the potential impacts of conducting most of the Y-12 Development Organization operations in a modern offsite facility located at 103 Palladium Way in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, approximately 9.5 miles west of the Y-12 National Security Complex.
By |April 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

Oak Ridge Motorsports Park Announces Location Change

Rusty Bittle, developer and founding partner of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park, announced a new location for the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park (ORMP). After more than a year of discussions between the City of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Bittle decided to relocate the project to another East Tennessee community that offers more attractive options for the project.
By |April 7th, 2021||0 Comments|