UCOR in EM Update

EM Update is the newsletter of the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management



June 8, 2021 Oak Ridge Demolishes Biology Complex, Achieving EM 2021 Priority
June 1, 2021 Demolition Preparations Progress at Alpha-4 in Oak Ridge
May 25, 2021 Oak Ridge Prepares Experimental Reactor for Deactivation, Demolition
May 11, 2021 Oak Ridge Contractor Awards $30,000 in Grants to 30 Area Schools
May 4, 2021 Oak Ridge Hosts Diversity Summit for Small Businessesn
April 27, 2021 Oak Ridge Knocks Down Another Hot Cell, Advancing Project Toward Completion
April 20, 2021 Oak Ridge Upgrades Wastewater Treatment Facility Critical to Cleanup
March 30, 2021 Oak Ridge Contractor Expands STEM Investment to Develop Workforce
March 23, 2021 Final Biology Complex Facility Coming Down at Oak Ridge
March 9, 2021 Oak Ridge Enters Homestretch of ETTP Cleanup, Transformation
March 2, 2021 New Oak Ridge Regulatory Partnership Achieves Results in First Year
February 23, 2021 Demolition of Former Radioisotope Development Lab Underway at Oak Ridge
February 16, 2021 Oak Ridge Contractor Highlights Initiatives to Attract Next-Generation Workforce
February 9, 2021 Oak Ridge Moves Closer to Clearing Away Biology Complex
January 26, 2021 Oak Ridge Workers’ Innovation Leads to Savings Across DOE Programs
January 19, 2021 University Students Collaborate With Oak Ridge on Cleanup Tools
January 12, 2021 Oak Ridge on Pace for Another Big Year in 2021


December 22, 2020 Oak Ridge's UCOR Earns 98% of Fee for Second Half of Fiscal 2020
December 22, 2020 2020 a Year of Completions and Beginnings at Oak Ridge
November 24, 2020 Reuse of Cleanup Equipment in Oak Ridge Saves Millions
November 17, 2020 Oak Ridge Launches Demolition Project at Former Biology Complex
November 17, 2020 Oak Ridge Wins Government Team Project of the Year
November 10, 2020 Oak Ridge’s New Technologies Ensure Vehicle Safety
November 3, 2020 Team Conducts Vital Five-Year Review of Cleanup Measures in Oak Ridge
October 27, 2020 EM Prepping Experimental Cold War Reactor for Deactivation in Oak Ridge
October 20, 2020 Oak Ridge, UCOR are Finalists for Government Team Award
October 13, 2020 Workers Achieve Historic Cleanup of Uranium Enrichment Complex
October 13, 2020 Built in Secret, K-25 Site Would Serve Country for Decades
October 13, 2020 East Tennessee Technology Park Transformation Becomes a Reality
October 13, 2020 Workers Draw From ETTP Experience at Other Oak Ridge Sites
October 13, 2020 Innovation Accelerates Cleanup, Reduces Cost, Enhances Safety
October 13, 2020 Generations of Workers Supported Defense Mission, Cleanup
October 13, 2020 Advisory Board Marks 25 Years of Critical Input to Oak Ridge Cleanup
October 6, 2020 Workers Complete Final Demolition Project at Oak Ridge ETTP
October 6, 2020 Oak Ridge Clears Stored Waste in Advance of ETTP Cleanup Completion
September 22, 2020 Oak Ridge to Host Virtual Town Halls Celebrating Vision 2020
September 15, 2020 Crews Complete Key Step in Oak Ridge Biology Complex Deactivation
September 1, 2020 Oak Ridge Continues Tradition of Recognizing Top-Performing Small Businesses
August 18, 2020 Experienced Oak Ridge Workforce Transitions to ORNL Cleanup
August 11, 2020 EM Advances Next Major Cleanup Phase in Oak Ridge 
August 4, 2020 Crews Finish Takedown of Centrifuge Complex in Oak Ridge
July 28, 2020 Demolition Underway on Final Building at ETTP in Oak Ridge
July 21, 2020 Oak Ridge Completes Major Soil Remediation Project at K-25 Footprints
July 14, 2020 EM Prepares for Demolition in Heart of ORNL
July 7, 2020 Crews Remove Basin as Oak Ridge Heads Toward ETTP Cleanup Completion
June 30, 2020 Last Major ETTP Facility Ready for Demolition at Oak Ridge
June 30, 2020 Oak Ridge’s UCOR Earns 94 Percent of Available Fee for First Half of Fiscal 2020
June 23, 2020 Oak Ridge Workers Successfully Bring Down ETTP’s Tallest Building
June 16, 2020 Oak Ridge Marks Another Teardown on Path to Vision 2020
June 9, 2020 Workers Resume Demolition on Oak Ridge’s Centrifuge Complex
June 9, 2020 EM Marks Accomplishments Across Complex During Essential Mission-Critical Period

Note: The newsletter was suspended after the March 17, 2020 issue due to organizations moving into limited operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The newsletter resumed with the June 9, 2020 issue.

March 10, 2020 Oak Ridge Modernizes Critical Wastewater Treatment System
March 10, 2020 Hundreds of Families Attend Oak Ridge STEM Event
February 25, 2020 Oak Ridge Makes Progress Demolishing Largest Remaining ETTP Complex
February 11, 2020 Oak Ridge Begins Takedown of Last Standing ETTP Lab Facility
January 14, 2020 Removing Building Slabs is Key to Transforming Oak Ridge Site
January 7, 2020 Oak Ridge's UCOR Earns 97 Percent of Fee for Fiscal 2019's Second Half
January 7, 2020 Oak Ridge Set to Make History in 2020


December 17, 2019 Oak Ridge Begins Deactivating Last ETTP Facility Set for Demolition
December 10, 2019 Basin Demolition Underway as Oak Ridge Heads Toward ETTP Cleanup Completion
December 10, 2019 Oak Ridge Contractor Named One of America’s Safest Companies
November 19, 2019 Academia, Industry Draw From Oak Ridge Expertise for Future Reactor Designs
November 12, 2019 EM Addresses Risks at ORNL Facilities, Preparing for Next Cleanup Phase
November 5, 2019 Biology Complex Deactivation Advances in Oak Ridge
October 29, 2019 Demolition Begins on Oak Ridge’s Sprawling Centrifuge Complex
October 22, 2019 Cleanup, Restoration Alter Oak Ridge Landscape
October 8, 2019 EM Contractors Recognized for Safety Excellence
September 24, 2019 Demolitions Continue to Transform Landscape in Oak Ridge
September 17, 2019 Panelists Spotlight Cleanup Successes Across EM Complex
September 10, 2019 Demolitions Lead Oak Ridge to Close Another Chapter at ETTP
September 3, 2019 More Than 10,000 Samples Guide Cleanup at Oak Ridge's ETTP
August 27, 2019 Small Businesses Take Part in Oak Ridge Diversity Summit
August 20, 2019 EM’s Ike White Recognizes Small Businesses During Oak Ridge Visit
August 13, 2019 Oak Ridge Moves Closer to Vision 2020 as Crews Kick Off Another Demolition
July 23, 2019 Oak Ridge Contractor Develops Next Generation of Cleanup Workers
July 9, 2019 Oak Ridge Early Career Professional Leads Reactor Closeout Project
July 9, 2019 Green Electronics Council Awards EM Sites, Contractors for Sustainable Purchases
June 18, 2019 Crews Demolish Largest Standing Structure at Oak Ridge's ETTP
June 18, 2019 Oak Ridge’s UCOR Earns 95 Percent of Fee for First Half of Fiscal 2019
June 11, 2019 Oak Ridge Workers Recover Mercury, Prevent Future Release
June 4, 2019 Oak Ridge Transforming Former Uranium Enrichment Area for Development
May 28, 2019 Oak Ridge Contractor Awards STEM Grants to Local Schools
May 21, 2019 Demolition Underway on Oak Ridge’s Final Gaseous Diffusion Facilities
May 14, 2019 Oak Ridge EM Integral to Tennessee's Growing Safety Fest
May 7, 2019 Oak Ridge Site Helps Establish First Nuclear Cleanup Minor Degree in U.S.
April 30, 2019 Oak Ridge Workers Prepare Centrifuge Complex for Demolition
April 16, 2019 EM’s Vision for Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park is Being Realized
March 26, 2019 Safety Training Prepares New Generation of Workers in Oak Ridge
March 19, 2019 ETTP’s Longest Operating Facility Demolished in Oak Ridge
February 12, 2019 Demolition of ETTP’s Largest Remaining Structure Begins at Oak Ridge
February 12, 2019 National Safety Council Honors Oak Ridge Contractor CEO
January 29, 2019 Removal of Portals Another Step in Progress at Oak Ridge ETTP
January 22, 2019 Oak Ridge Crews to Enhance Safety, Reduce Cost at Former Reactor
January 8, 2019 Oak Ridge Employee Achieves Highest Engineering Honor