Proposed DOE Environmental Management Disposal Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) wants to build a new landfill to dispose of their radioactive, hazardous, and toxic wastes in Oak Ridge. They are running out of available space at the current landfill, the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF).

The EMWMF was approved under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Also known as “Superfund,” CERCLA governs the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. DOE seeks approval for the new landfill under CERCLA regulations just like the EMWMF. DOE calls the proposed new landfill the “Environmental Management Disposal Facility” or “EMDF”.

The official administrative record is maintained by DOE. However, TDEC has uploaded key documents for the proposed EMDF for additional access to the public. 

EMDF Key Documents 

This Page Last Updated: May 10, 2022 at 2:48 PM