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The Future Begins With Cleanup

Crews recycling asphalt at Environmental Management Disposal Facility

Asphalt recycling–another sustainability project

A UCOR initiative diverted substantial amounts of construction materials from landfills by recycling asphalt from the decommissioned portion of Bear Creek Road. After removing the old road surface, 440 tons of asphalt was used at the Environmental Management Disposal Facility construction site. Additionally, 3,140 tons was transported to DuraCap Asphalt Company, who, in collaboration with…

Exterior shot of the Y-12 Alpha-2 faciility

Workers prep Alpha-2 for fall demolition

Our team at the Y-12 Alpha-2 facility are in the last stages of deactivation before we begin demolition this fall.  Recently, they cut concrete on the first floor to create additional access to remove waste from the basement. This allows more effective access and moves the project closer to being ready to demolish. Alpha-2 will…

Dr. Josh Vajda receives American Nuclear Society's Special Award.

Josh Vajda receives ANS Special Award

UCOR’s Dr. Joshua Vajda has received the 2024 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Special Award. Vajda is a project engineer in UCOR’s site integration and cleanup engineering group. The ANS Special Award recognizes an individual for meritorious contributions in research and/or developing understanding in important areas of current activity. The ANS Board of Directors selects this…

worker on a lift at Alpha -4

Cleanup work at Y-12’s Alpha-4

Workers at Y-12 are busy at Alpha-4 with mercury cleanup and containment throughout several floors. Critical safety measures are followed to prevent vapors from escaping into the air inside and outside of the building by covering ventilation louvers. The hazardous waste is captured and placed in glove boxes and inside the fume hoods to be…

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