The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) operations in Oak Ridge are a vital component within the national complex. It is the only field site that performs every mission under the Department’s portfolio—energy research, environmental restoration, national security, nuclear fuel supply, reindustrialization, science education, science and technology, and technology transfer.
In addition to providing instrumental support to sites in California, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington, Oak Ridge has three diverse campuses on site— the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, and the East Tennessee Technology Park.
Each of these campuses performs a unique set of missions. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the DOE’s largest multi-purpose national laboratory, conducts world-leading research in advanced materials exploration, alternative fuels, climate change, and supercomputing. The Y-12 National Security Complex protects our nation by modernizing defense systems and reducing nuclear stockpiles worldwide. And, the East Tennessee Technology Park, a contaminated, non-operational uranium enrichment complex, is transitioning into to a clean, revitalized industrial park.
The DOE works daily with pressing issues, whether it is reducing environmental contamination or answering our nation’s most critical energy challenges. Our employees realize the importance of their work and strive to provide solutions to improve the future for everyone.