January 2020 Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
J.L Goins Administration Building
Faculty/Staff Dining Room



Following through: Oak Ridge's Cleanup Program Continues Forward


Elizabeth C. Phillips
Oak Ridge Environmental Management
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


This presentation outlines the DOE OREM's work in supporting critical Departmental missions in Oak Ridge. This includes complete cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation in order to: (1) Protect the region's health and environment, (2) Make clean land available for future use, and (3) Ensure DOE's ongoing vital missions. DOE's vision is a remediated, modernized, and reindustrialized Oak Ridge Reservation. This includes work at the East Tennessee Technology Park to transform the former uranium enrichment complex into a private industrial park, and cleanup at Y-12 and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to eliminate risks, support modernization, open clean land for future missions, and enabling these sites to remain at the forefront of their respective fields.

Link to 2019 Cleanup Progress video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZERHd5E-hRQ


Elizabeth Phillips has over 30 years of Environmental Management experience. She has worked in private industry as a consultant and government contractor, Tennessee State Government as a regulator and the Department of Energy as a program and project manager. She has a B.S. in Geology from Vanderbilt University and she completed her M.S. in Environmental Engineering as a working mother of two. She has participated in the Project Management Certification program and has held increasingly more responsible positions in her DOE career. Her responsibilities over the past several years include management of numerous remediation projects at the Y-12 National Security Complex, including the mercury remediation activities, development of a sitewide Groundwater Strategy and Program Manager for the Environmental Technology Development Program. Her job included bringing together the regulatory agency representatives, scientists, government contractors and NNSA and DOE project managers to negotiate the best strategy for mercury remediation. For the past nineteen years she has managed technology development projects whose team members include the National Laboratories, private industry, government contractors, regulatory agencies and universities, to work together on solving difficult environmental remediation issues. She managed the national Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquids Product Line for DOE EM. She is on the advisory committees of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Focus Area on Mercury and Integrated Field-scale Subsurface Research Challenge. She is currently an NQA-1 trained auditor and Program Manager for Technology Development, EMS, and Sustainability.



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