Energy Department Extends Amentum-led Joint Venture Contract

The 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation, outlined in red, contains three primary cleanup areas-- the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex.

The 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation, outlined in red, contains three primary cleanup areas: the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex. Image: Energy Department

Technical and engineering services provider Amentum announced the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management in Tennessee has extended the UCOR environmental cleanup contract at the Oak Ridge Reservation. 

This extension includes an initial 1-year term and two 6-month option periods.

UCOR, an Amentum-led partnership with Jacobs, is the primary cleanup contractor for DOE’s OREM. Its work involves removing facilities and environmental risks from East Tennessee Technology Park and overseeing waste management operations across the Oak Ridge reservation.

“In partnership with the DOE, UCOR has done a superb job in safely cleaning-up the Oak Ridge reservation,” said Amentum CEO John Vollmer“The historic milestones achieved by our team in nuclear deactivation and decommissioning provides DOE the confidence in UCOR to safely complete environmental remediation at ETTP and begin major cleanup at ORNL and Y-12.”

UCOR has also advanced recent efforts to address risks and stabilize a portion of the excess, contaminated facilities located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex.

“UCOR accelerated cleanup at ETTP by four years, finishing projects ahead of schedule and under budget and saving taxpayers nearly $500 million,” said Mark Whitney, Amentum executive vice president for nuclear and environment. “Its work will continue to reduce the environmental risk at ETTP and transform the Oak Ridge reservation for future use.”

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