Tag Archives: United Cleanup of Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Moves Facility Closer to Teardown After Deactivation Milestone

An Oak Ridge worker sprays fixative to support asbestos abatement efforts at the Beta-1 facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM crews in Oak Ridge have completed major deactivation efforts on a Manhattan Project-era facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex slated for demolition. The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor …

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UCOR’s Miller named outstanding leader by National Safety Council

Oak Ridge, Tenn., October 30, 2023 – The National Safety Council (NSC) presented United Cleanup Oak Ridge’s (UCOR) Stephanie Miller with the Marion Martin Award for professional excellence and women’s leadership. Miller leads the safety program for UCOR’s Critical Projects and Waste Operations organizations.  The award recognizes women in the safety arena who …

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UCOR recognizes six local companies for service excellence

Representatives from the six small business winners at the awards ceremony. Oak Ridge, Tenn., June 6, 2023 – United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) recognized six small businesses today for their exceptional support of the company’s mission to complete major Oak Ridge Reservation environmental cleanup. At its annual small business awards …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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