UCOR Presents Awards to Small Businesses

For Immediate Release Contact: Wayne McKinney wayne.mckinney@ettp.doe.gov (865) 576-6284 Oak Ridge, Tenn., June 12, 2013 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) presented awards to eight small business at its Inaugural Small Business Awards ceremony, held Wednesday, June 12, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge. UCOR, the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor…

UCOR awards 25 mini-grants for local school projects

For Immediate Release Contact: Veronica O’Hearn veronica.ohearn@ettp.doe.gov (865) 574-9102 Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 15, 2013 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is pleased to announce 25 winners of the UCOR Education Mini-Grant Program. One of UCOR’s primary objectives is to support and encourage education initiatives. The Mini-Grant Program was designed to recognize and…

Deadline Approaching for Mini-Grant Proposals

For Immediate Release Contact: Veronica O’Hearn veronica.ohearn@ettp.doe.gov (865) 574-9102 Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 3, 2013 – The deadline is approaching to submit proposals for Excellence in Teaching Mini-Grants from URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR). UCOR is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods…

UCOR Accepting Proposals for New Education Mini-Grant Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Veronica O’Hearn veronica.ohearn@ettp.doe.gov (865) 574-9102 UCOR Accepting Proposals for New Education Mini-Grant Program Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 2, 2013 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math…

Ferri Retires; UCOR Organization Changing

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 28, 2013 – Mark Ferri, who has led the safe, successful deactivation and demolition (D&D) work at K-25 since URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) arrived in Oak Ridge in August 2011, has announced that he will retire from UCOR at…

Highest Risk Components Safely Removed From K-27

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2013 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) has removed the highest risk components remaining in the East Tennessee Technology Park’s (ETTP) K-27 building, with the successful crane removal of six components known as NaF traps. The K-27 building is…

UCOR Completes K-25 North End Demolition

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., January 23, 2013 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) completed demolition on the north end of the K-25 building today, signifying the next major step toward completing demolition of the Manhattan Project-era building. Building K-25 represents the largest demolition project ongoing…

15,000th Load of Waste Shipped from K-25

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 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 Park (ETTP). The 15,000 loads represent approximately 2 million square feet of the deteriorated former…

One-of-a-Kind Facility in Safe Shutdown

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 19, 2012 – A one-of-a-kind waste incinerator, which began operations at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) more than 20 years ago, has been safely shut down. When the Toxic Substances Control Act Incinerator (TSCAI) began operations in 1990, the intent was…