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News and Notes

j0386320Upcoming 2013 ETEC Programs

December 6 – A brief meeting of the corporation will take place, along with community updates including information about the Y-12 Defense Board hearing.

December 13 – Annual Meeting

December 20 – No ETEC

December 27 – No ETEC, Merry Christmas!


Other Upcoming 2013 Events

Click here for ETEC’s calendar of upcoming conferences, meetings and events.

Safety Forum, presented by The Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership (ORBSP) on December 11th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Check our calendar for more details.

ETEC Annual Meeting – This year’s annual meeting will be on December 13th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge, featuring Governor Bill Haslam, Muddy Boot and Postma Award presentations.

News from DOE communities and the world around us

Y-12’s Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board hearing scheduled for December 10

Source: John Huotari | Oak Ridge Today

A federal board meeting on nuclear safety at the Y-12 National Security Complex has been rescheduled for Dec. 10. The day-long public meeting and hearing of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board had originally been scheduled for Oct. 22. But it was postponed because of the partial federal government shutdown that started Oct. 1 and ended Oct. 17. Read more ….

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee examines manufacturing hubs

Source: Aline McNaull | American Institute of Physics

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a November 13 hearing to discuss the role that manufacturing hubs play in strengthening the innovation economy. Manufacturing programs and investments in U.S.-based innovation and research were discussed by this committee in a recent hearing on the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. Read more…. 

NM National Park to commemorate the Manhattan Project

Source: Jerry Clausing | Albuquerque Journal

LOS ALAMOS – Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico’s pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person, but a top-secret mission that forever changed the world. Read more ….

DOE in talks with GE to replace aging uranium facility in Kentucky

Source: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that it is entering negotiations with General Electric’s nuclear division on a proposal to replace an aging uranium enrichment plant in Kentucky with a new facility. Read more ….

With the year’s end quickly approaching, the 113th Congress may go down in history for its inaction

Source: Paul Kane | The Washington Post

The good news for Congress as it heads into the final workdays of the year is that, for the first time in five years, there are no edge-of-the-cliff December crises threatening to bring the country to its knees. Read more ….

Other News

Research on hold due to a pipe leak at ORNL reactor

Source: Frank Munger | Atomic City Underground

The High Flux Isotope Reactor has had a good record for reliable operations in recent years, but that’s going to be challenged by the current shutdown of the research facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more ….

December 2013 Breakfast Sponsor

Thank you to Cadre5 for sponsoring breakfast this month.

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