Tag Archives: UCOR

UCOR continues expanding summer intern program

College interns gather for orientation on their first day of work at UCOR. Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 23, 2022 – United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) welcomed its largest class of summer interns this week. With 40 students this year, the 2023 class is almost 40% larger than in 2022. The …

Read More »

UCOR awards $40,000 in STEM education mini grants

Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 11, 2023 – United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) has awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to East Tennessee teachers in 28 schools. The grants will fund K-12 school projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as related classes. This is UCOR’s first round of mini-grant awards …

Read More »

UCOR’s Upton appointed by Governor to TN Human Rights Commission

Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 27, 2022 – Governor Bill Lee has appointed United Cleanup Oak Ridge’s (UCOR) Darris Upton to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Upton is UCOR’s Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. The Commission enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public …

Read More »

An Oak Ridge First: Crews Access Cleanup Area from Barge

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Cleanup projects for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) can be challenging under normal circumstances, but a recent excavation effort involved another level of complexity for contractor UCOR. Unable to access a hard-to-reach cleanup area by land, crews performed the work from a nearby barge on Poplar …

Read More »

UCOR now accepting STEM education mini-grant applications

 First grade students at Claxton Elementary School use “TubeLox” building materials purchased with UCOR mini-grants award funds to study the engineering process of designing a car. Oak Ridge, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2023 –Attention East Tennessee teachers: United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) is accepting applications for our science, technology, engineering, and …

Read More »

Oak Ridge Completes Critical Upgrades to Waste Treatment Infrastructure

UCOR employees execute troubleshooting prior to the installation of the new Distributed Control System, including mock-up of all electrical lockout and tagouts to ensure safe compliance and system testing for infrastructure compatibility. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor UCOR are performing extensive upgrades designed …

Read More »