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To successfully maintain the Department of Energy’s (DOE) environmental management mission on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR), a new waste disposal facility is needed. The current disposal facility is nearing capacity but there is significant cleanup remaining. DOE has worked collaboratively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to develop plans for a new facility—the Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF). This facility will allow DOE to maintain its cleanup momentum in Oak Ridge, enhancing safety and enabling science and national security missions.

Topics for Public Discussion

Screenshot of the first page of the EMDF Site Groundwater Characterization fact sheet
EMDF Site Groundwater Characterization fact sheet
Screenshot of the first page of the EMDF Waste Acceptance Criteria fact sheet
EMDF Waste Acceptance Criteria fact sheet
Screenshot of the first page of the EMDF Water Quality fact sheet
EMDF Water Quality Protection for Bear Creek fact sheet
Spanish version: EMDF Site Selection factsheet
Spanish version: EMDF Site Selection factsheet
Spanish version: EMDF Waste Acceptance Criteria factsheet
Spanish version: EMDF Waste Acceptance Criteria factsheet
Screen shot of cover page: EMDF Water Quality Protection for Bear Creek fact sheet
Spanish version: EMDF Water Quality Protection for Bear Creek fact sheet

Project Framework Documents

PDF: • Draft Record of Decision – July 2021
Draft Record of Decision – July 2021
PDF: EMDF • Proposed Plan – September 2018
Proposed Plan – September 2018
PDF: Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study – February 2017
Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study – February 2017
Screenshot of cover sheet for Draft ROD 1 Responsiveness Summary
Draft 1 ROD Responsiveness Summary

Additional Resources

PDF: • Technical Memo #1: Phase 1 Field Sampling Results
Technical Memo #1: Phase 1 Field Sampling Results
PDF: Technical Memo #2: Phase 1 Monitoring
Technical Memo #2: Phase 1 Monitoring
Screenshot of cover sheet to Development of Fish Tissue and Surface Water Preliminary Remediation Goals report
Development of Fish Tissue and Surface Water Preliminary Remediation Goals
Cover sheet of Performance Assessment for the Environmental Management Disposal Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Performance Assessment for the Environmental Management Disposal Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Cover sheet of Composite Analysis for the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility and the Environmental Management Disposal Facility, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Composite Analysis for the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility and the Environmental Management Disposal Facility, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The recording of the public meeting about the proposed landfill held on Tuesday, May 17 is now available.

Access to Paper Documents

DOE’s Information Center provides citizens a consolidated facility to obtain information and records related to its projects and programs in Oak Ridge. If you would like paper copies of any of these documents, employees at the facility are available to assist with your requests and searches from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. You can also search the complete catalogue online here.

Address:
1 Science.Gov Way,
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Email: doeic@science.doe.gov

Phone: (865) 241-4780