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…

High-Risk Components Gone from K-25’s Tc-99 Area

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., November 6, 2012 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) has removed one of the highest risk components remaining in the East Tennessee Technology Park’s (ETTP) K-25 building, with the successful crane removal of five components known as NaF traps. The NaF…

UCOR Starts Demolition on K-25’s North End

For Immediate Release Contact: Fran Smith fran.smith@ettp.doe.gov (865) 241-6226 Oak Ridge, Tenn., October 24, 2012 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) started 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. The K-25 Building, located at the East Tennessee…

Last Shipment Made of K-25 Vault 1X Waste at ETTP

For Immediate Release Contact: Wayne McKinney wayne.mckinney@ettp.doe.gov (865) 576-6284 Oak Ridge, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2012 – The final shipment has been made of a stockpile of unusual waste types stored at East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The classified, radioactive contaminated waste, which requires off-site disposal, was stored in Vault 1X at the K-25 Building. It…