Energy Secretary Granholm Visits ORNL in Virtual Tour of World-Class Science Facilities

On Sept. 28, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined leadership and top scientists and engineers online at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a two-hour whirlwind tour. At 14 stops, researchers highlighted the lab’s world-class facilities and projects that enable leading-edge scientific discoveries and innovations that address some of the nation’s most compelling scientific and technical challenges.
By |October 4th, 2021||0 Comments|

UTK-led Consortium Receives $5M DoD Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the awarding of five grants totaling approximately $25 million under the “Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program” administered by its Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, and a University of Tennessee, Knoxville-led consortium is one of the recipients.
By |September 29th, 2021||0 Comments|

Science Needs Fixing, Not Just Funding

The era of constrained federal science budgets is over. With Congress poised to boost public spending on research and development (R&D) by anywhere from tens of billions to hundreds of billions of dollars, science agencies may be preparing for an infusion of federal money on a grand scale that has the potential to transform the institutions of science and technology.
By |September 29th, 2021||0 Comments|

ANS Urges Congress to Address Availability of HALEU for Advanced Reactor Fuel

Congress needs to take swift action to build a domestic supply of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) to fuel advanced reactors, the American Nuclear Society declares in a September 14 letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
By |September 22nd, 2021||0 Comments|

OREM Prepares Next Batch of Buildings for Demolition

OREM is preparing the next wave of buildings for demolition at the Y-12 National Security Complex as part of a new chapter of cleanup in Oak Ridge. Crews are deactivating three contaminated facilities at Y-12 after transitioning them to a “cold and dark” status in which all potential hazardous energy sources are isolated — a crucial step before full-scale deactivation. The massive cleanup at Y-12 is happening simultaneously with other cleanup projects underway at ORNL, where crews are addressing 16 inactive research reactor and isotope facilities.
By |September 15th, 2021||0 Comments|