UCOR has developed a cost-effective, streamlined approach to ensure waste is safely and properly disposed of while meeting federal criteria. Waste is reused or recycled when possible. If not appropriate for recycle, it is primarily disposed of onsite at facilities which UCOR manages, with a small percentage being shipped offsite.
Managing the immense waste from demolition activities is a large part of UCOR’s successful cleanup operations. It involves proper identification, segregation, removal, transportation, and storage.
- Environmental Management Waste Management Facility: The Oak Ridge Reservation’s primary waste disposal site, which has received most of the waste from demolition activities at East Tennessee Technology Park and continues receiving waste from demolition activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex. It is permitted to receive low-level (radioactive), hazardous, chemical, and mixed wastes.
- Oak Ridge Reservation Landfills: Receives sanitary waste and clean demolition debris.
- Off-site disposal: Used for a small percentage of the waste that does not meet onsite acceptance criteria.