Oak Ridge/National Lab

  • ORNL boosts clean vehicles group

    As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

  • Y-12 Removes Nuclear Materials from Two Facilities


  • Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Awarded ORNL Subcontract


  • DOE to test warning siren system on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Sept. 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 3-5 minutes.
    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • No sirens for Y-12 emergency drill

    Emergency personnel from the National Nuclear Security Administration and B&W Y-12, along with federal, state and local emergency management personnel, will conduct an emergency management exercise Aug. 25 at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
    The public may observe emergency personnel performing environmental monitoring or sampling. These offsite activities are part of the exercise, which will simulate a chemical release.

  • Chapter applauds DOE Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is the recipient of the national chapter of Federally Employed Women’s Federal Department/Agency Award.

    The award, one of FEW’s most prestigious annual honors, was presented to Oak Ridge Office Manager Gerald Boyd at the chapter’s 41st national training program in New Orleans. About 2,500 members from across the nation participated in the training.

    “It is a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of the Oak Ridge Office,” Boyd said.

  • Union, Bechtel agree to contract

    Members of the United Steel Workers Local 9-288 have ratified a new two-year pact with Bechtel Jacobs Co. LLC for work being performed at East Tennessee Technology Park.
    The agreement will allow Bechtel Jacobs to complete the remaining scope of work in its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.
    It also ensures that an agreement is in place when a new DOE environmental management contractor takes over in July 2011.

  • Water project, 2 towers part of recent Y-12 work

    A critical improvement to the operations of the Y-12 National Security Complex has come online with this summer’s startup of a new potable water system.
    The project includes two prominent, 220-foot-tall water towers and more than a mile-and-a-half of newly installed water lines.
    “The project has allowed us to improve our water supply system and also to make essential repairs to the distribution system throughout Y-12,” said Melissa Blair, B&W Y-12 project manager.