15,000th load of debris recently hauled from old K-25 building

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URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC recently shipped its 15,000th load of demolition debris from the K-25 building at the East Tennessee Technology Park.

The 15,000 loads represent about 2 million square feet of the deteriorated former gaseous diffusion building.  That square footage is the equivalent of 40 NFL football fields combined.

The material has been sent to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility for permanent disposition.  

“Our waste disposition operation is second to none,” says Mark Ferri, who manages K-25 demolition for UCOR.  “It’s critical for the D&D organization and the waste management organization to work hand in hand on jobs like this, and our people have done a tremendous job to ship waste as it is created.”

UCOR began demolishing the east wing in August 2011, and that work was completed in July 2012.  

Demolition of the north end began Oct. 25 and is now more than 50 percent complete.