Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Mike Bradley ()
Communications and External Relations


Work begins on first Recovery Act funded demolition project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 20, 2009 — The Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has begun cleanup and demolition of the former Radioisotope Development Laboratory, a long-vacant facility on the Laboratory's central campus. Contractors expect to employ approximately 30 workers for the project, which is slated for completion by January 2010.

The announcement marks the first stimulus-funded demolition project made possible in Oak Ridge. The project will use $10.6 million of the $755 million in funds allocated to Oak Ridge under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act enacted earlier this year.

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