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Oak Ridge/National Lab

  • DOE bus tours continue until Sept. 2

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour has begun for the summer.

    The tour continues through Sept. 2.

    It offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years.

    The tour continues to be a focal point for tourists visiting the area. Since its inception in 1996, the
    DOE public tour program has attracted 25,000 visitors from all 50 states.  

  • DOE to test sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested June 1 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 three to five minutes.

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

  • 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.

  • OR team to finish K-25 Site cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday awarded a $2.2 billion contract for the cleanup of the former K-25 Site to the URS/CH2M Hill team at Oak Ridge.

    The team succeeds Bechtel Jacobs, which has been involved since 1998 in the environmental cleanup of the former Manhattan Project site now known as East Tennessee Technology Park on Hwy. 58 in Roane County.

    URS/CH2M Hill will be responsible for the remaining environmental cleanup and support functions at ETTP, according to a DOE release.

  • Y-12 opens Bear Creek Road bypass

    A new bypass on Y‑12’s east–west thoroughfare, Bear Creek Road, is now open to traffic.

    The segment of road north of Jack Case Center and east of Bear Creek Portal parking lot was completed by Chattanooga’s Stein Construction Co. Inc.

    John Howanitz, senior vice president for transformation and projects, said Y-12 sought a contractor with infrastructure expertise rather than attempting the work in-house.

    He credited Stein Construction with completing the project well within the desired budget and time frame.

  • 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.