Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Warehouses Site
Background—The Oak Ridge Warehouses Site, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was remediated under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). FUSRAP was established in 1974 to remediate sites where radioactive contamination remained from Manhattan Project and early U.S. Atomic Energy Commission operations.
History—The Oak Ridge Warehouses Site was used in the early 1940s by the Manhattan Engineer District to store high-grade uranium ore and ore processing residues. Later, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission used the site to store equipment for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In the 1970s, the site was vacated and decontaminated to then-current standards, transferred to the City of Oak Ridge, and later sold to a private metal fabrication company.
In 1988, the property was surveyed and contamination was found that exceeded FUSRAP cleanup criteria. In 1991 and 1992, DOE remediated radioactive contamination on concrete pads and in soils and removed polychlorinated biphenyls and lead contamination. DOE released the site for unrestricted use in 1993.
Final Conditions—No supplemental limits or institutional controls are in effect at the site, and DOE does not require on-site monitoring or surveillance. Office of Legacy Management activities consist of managing site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries. For more information about the Oak Ridge Warehouses Site, view the fact sheet.