For Immediate Release
Contact: Fran Smith
Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 21, 2012 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) has shipped
its 15,000th load of demolition debris from the K-25 building at the East Tennessee Technology
The 15,000 loads represent approximately 2 million square feet of the deteriorated former
gaseous diffusion building. That square footage is the equivalent of 40 NFL football fields
The material has been sent to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility for
“Our waste disposition operation is second to none,” says Mark Ferri, who manages K-25
demolition for UCOR. “It’s critical for the D&D organization and the waste management
organization to work hand in hand on jobs like this, and our people have done a tremendous job
to ship waste as it is created.”
UCOR began demolishing the east wing in August 2011, and that work was completed in July
2012. Demolition of the north end began Oct. 25 and is now more than 50 percent complete.
Demolition and shipments have been accomplished safely, with no incidents or accidents.
In addition to deactivating and demolishing the K-25 Building and other facilities at ETTP,
UCOR is responsible for other specific scopes of work at ETTP, the Y-12 National Security
Complex, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.