OAK RIDGE RESERVATION (USDOE)
OAK RIDGE, TN
Superfund Site Profile
The Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) site, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility, covers nearly 35,000 acres and is located within and adjacent to the corporate limits of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and approximately 20 miles west of Knoxville. A significant portion of the site (30%) is forested property that has not been impacted by releases of contamination.
ORR was established as part of the “Manhattan Project” to process natural material for use in nuclear weapons for the military during World War II. The ORR includes two active industrial areas Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10) and Y-12 with ongoing DOE missions and ...
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