We are cleaning up contaminated, unused facilities on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). In addition to removing excess facilities, we maintain facilities across ORR that are waiting for disposition. We also provide critical upgrades to extend the life of active, but aging, facilities. This continues the same work done by the former UCOR from 2011 to 2022.
A six-person United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) team, led by Community Outreach and Workforce Development Coordinator Shannon Potter, have been honored with the Amentum Athlon Award for the company’s successful summer intern program. In 2023, UCOR expanded its summer intern participation to 40 students from 14 colleges in eight states, representing a 40% increase in the program from 2022.
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) lead cleanup contractor UCOR has finished constructing the final permitted cell in Landfill V ahead of schedule. Landfill V is part of the Oak Ridge Reservation Landfills, which accept sanitary, industrial and construction waste generated from cleanup across the site.
Fresh on the heels of demolishing the Bulk Shielding Reactor and Low Intensity Test Reactor over the past year, EM crews at Oak Ridge are now working to remove a third reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Oak Ridge Research Reactor was an isotope production and irradiation facility from 1958 through 1987. It was permanently shut down in July 1987 and defueled.
The U.S. Department of Energy has presented United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) with two 2023 Sustainability Awards. The awards are in two categories: having an innovative approach to sustainability and creating strategic partnerships in sustainability. In the innovative approach category, UCOR was honored for its unique and innovative water management practices at the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) …
Safety is always the top priority at UCOR. We are a DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star site, a designation given to only the safest sites in the DOE Complex. Our award-winning safety performance has earned us many accolades.
Employee involvement is a key aspect of our safety culture. We empower our workers to stop work if they see something questionable. We also have strong worker engagement program to ensure our team members feel safe in their work environment.