An aging EM-managed system designed to treat liquid and gaseous waste streams from EM operations and ORNL research and operating facilities is undergoing extensive upgrades designed to extend its life and ensure continuing support of ongoing missions.
The EPA has completed its review of letters submitted by the NNSA requesting concurrence on approximately 21 acres of real property as a clean parcel determination.
EM crews were recently at work upgrading the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) when they encountered an unexpected challenge: they couldn’t obtain critical vendor services and parts needed for the project.
EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant recently marked a milestone after receiving its 100th waste shipment from Oak Ridge, Tennessee since shipments resumed in August 2017, following a fire and radiological events in the WIPP underground in 2014.
Once home to a massive power plant and oil tanks, the former Powerhouse Area at the East Tennessee Technology Park is now a clean, grassy field primed for future recreational use. OREM and cleanup contractor UCOR recently backfilled and contoured a 21-acre section of the area previously used as a scrapyard.