Citizens are encouraged to learn about the Department of Energy's programs through a variety of activities that are open to the public. Our goal is to educate citizens and seek their meaningful involvement.
If you are visiting the area, the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge is the best starting point for exhibits and information about DOE programs in science, environmental management, nuclear fuel supply, and national security. Tours are conducted of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and East Tennessee Technology Park during the summer months departing from the Museum.
For those with more specific interests in our programs, each month we publish a calendar of public involvement activities, which identifies announcements, comment periods and public meetings of potential interest. Our Environmental Management Program has a Site Specific Advisory Board composed of area citizens who meet the second Wednesday of each month.
The DOE Information Center in Oak Ridge is a repository for over 40,000 current and archived documents about DOE programs in Oak Ridge. Information may also be requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process.
Contacts are available to provide further information about Department of Energy activities, or you may call the Public Affairs Office at (865) 576-0885 or 1-800-382-6938, option 1.