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Oak Ridge/National Lab

  • DOE to test sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, May 4, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

  • Take a springtime walk on DOE’s Oak Ridge land

    Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.

    Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.

  • DOE to test public warning sirens today

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, April 6, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

  • DOE cleanup at Oak Ridge moves forward

    Cleanup at the Oak Ridge Reservation took a major leap forward in 2010, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management completing numerous projects that reduced risks, decreased the site’s footprint and paved the way for new development for DOE missions.

    Major accomplishments were completed across the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and the East Tennessee Technology Park using baseline and Recovery Act funds.

  • DOE to test sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested March 2 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Congressman takes tour of Y-12 facilities

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, toured the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge earlier this month with Tom D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Taking part in the congressman’s first visit to the facilities are, from left, Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12 LLC; Fleischmann; D’Agostino; and Ted Sherry, manager of NNSA’s Y-12 Site Office.

    Y-12 is operated for NNSA by B&W Y-12, a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel National.

  • Workshop to focus on DOE cleanup work

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office will have a public workshop to discuss the environmental management division’s fiscal year 2013 budget and cleanup priorities.

    The workshop with Oak Ridge’s top environmental management leadership will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

  • DOE gives emergency public info

    Four years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office identified the need to enhance safety-related communication to its neighbors.  

    As a result, DOE collaborated with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to launch an emergency public information campaign that continues today.  

  • DOE testing sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, Feb. 2, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • ORAU's contract extended

    The U.S. Department of Energy has extended Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ contract through December 2015.  

    ORAU oversees the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which performs vital science and education programs nationwide.

    The contract, awarded in 2005, is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a five-year base period and a five-year option.