What We Do

Safely Reducing Environmental Risks

Since 2011, we have been cleaning up contaminated, unused facilities on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). In 2020, we became the first in the world to safely remove a gaseous diffusion plant. In addition to removing excess facilities, we maintain facilities across ORR that are waiting for disposition, and provide critical upgrades to extend the life of active, but aging, facilities.

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21 hours ago
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Crews have finished asbestos removal in the second and third floors of the Building 3042 Oak Ridge Research Reactor at ORNL. They removed 74.33 cubic yards of asbestos, which included approximately 1,800 linear feet of asbestos pipe insulation found above what was baselined. The next phase of deactivation work will include certifying the building’s crane for use, filling the reactor pool, characterizing the facility, and removing lead. #UCOR #projectpulse ... See MoreSee Less

Crews have finished asbestos removal in the second and third floors of the Building 3042 Oak Ridge Research Reactor at ORNL. They removed 74.33 cubic yards of asbestos, which included approximately 1,800 linear feet of asbestos pipe insulation found above what was baselined. The next phase of deactivation work will include certifying the building’s crane for use, filling the reactor pool, characterizing the facility, and removing lead. #UCOR #projectpulse
5 days ago
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Sonya Johnson, Communications, Community, Diversity, & Workforce Development Programs Manager, was selected as one of four finalists for WashingtonExec’s Pinnacle Award. She was nominated in the category of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Executive of the Year. Sonya leads UCOR’s diversity efforts, responsible for activities such as diversity summits, internships with minority institutions, and educational opportunities with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Established in 2011, WashingtonExec is a private membership organization that provides a single platform to build trusted relationships over the course of an entire career. WashingtonExec has over 475 executive members who participate in 25 private mission-oriented council groups and hosts over 100 private events annually in the Washington, D.C., area. #UCOR #workforcespotlight ... See MoreSee Less

Sonya Johnson, Communications, Community, Diversity, & Workforce Development Programs Manager, was selected as one of four finalists for WashingtonExec’s Pinnacle Award. She was nominated in the category of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Executive of the Year. Sonya leads UCOR’s diversity efforts, responsible for activities such as diversity summits, internships with minority institutions, and educational opportunities with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Established in 2011, WashingtonExec is a private membership organization that provides a single platform to build trusted relationships over the course of an entire career. WashingtonExec has over 475 executive members who participate in 25 private mission-oriented council groups and hosts over 100 private events annually in the Washington, D.C., area. #UCOR #workforcespotlight
6 days ago
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Workers have just removed contaminated piping and a fume hood from the 3080 Reactor Experiment Control Room, which is connected to the 3010 Reactor Building. As crews performed their sampled the nearby 3005 auxiliary buildings, they discovered additional hazardous waste and moved to check other buildings in the vicinity including Building 3080. Though this was not part of the original deactivation phase, our workforce continues to go above and beyond to provide a safe working environment for the next phase of work. The next steps at 3010 will include sampling the drained pool walls for characterization and removing tools and piping from the bridges. #UCOR #projectpulse ... See MoreSee Less

Workers have just removed contaminated piping and a fume hood from the 3080 Reactor Experiment Control Room, which is connected to the 3010 Reactor Building. As crews performed their sampled the nearby 3005 auxiliary buildings, they discovered additional hazardous waste and moved to check other buildings in the vicinity including Building 3080. Though this was not part of the original deactivation phase, our workforce continues to go above and beyond to provide a safe working environment for the next phase of work. The next steps at 3010 will include sampling the drained pool walls for characterization and removing tools and piping from the bridges. #UCOR #projectpulse
7 days ago
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UCOR employs 44 administrative professionals, each with unique and essential duties. With many supporting multiple managers and staff in day-to-day administrative tasks, these success makers are the backbone of the UCOR organization.

Aside from the traditional duties of calendar management and correspondence, they possess advanced skills in a long list of support activities ranging from preparing reports to onboarding of new workers, maintaining training records, arranging virtual meetings, planning events, and handling clearance and badging, travel, expenses, and procurement.

Linda Spitzer heads the Administrative Professionals Services team. Spitzer says the Admins are “unsung heroes” who maintain a positive outlook while adhering to high standards of performance. Many have been in their positions for years and continue to accept added responsibilities in support of UCOR’s mission. “They are the best in the business.” #UCOR #successmakers
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UCOR employs 44 administrative professionals, each with unique and essential duties. With many supporting multiple managers and staff in day-to-day administrative tasks, these success makers are the backbone of the UCOR organization.   

Aside from the traditional duties of calendar management and correspondence, they possess advanced skills in a long list of support activities ranging from preparing reports to onboarding of new workers, maintaining training records, arranging virtual meetings, planning events, and handling clearance and badging, travel, expenses, and procurement.

Linda Spitzer heads the Administrative Professionals Services team. Spitzer says the Admins are “unsung heroes” who maintain a positive outlook while adhering to high standards of performance.  Many have been in their positions for years and continue to accept added responsibilities in support of UCOR’s mission. “They are the best in the business.” #UCOR #successmakers
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Safety

We Strive to Set the Standard in Safety

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.

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