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U.S. Department of Energy


The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation is home to a world-leading research and manufacturing park, with major programs in the areas of science, environmental management, nuclear fuel supply, reindustrialization, and national security. 

The Oak Ridge  DOE Office includes three primary sites:  The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the East Tennessee Technology Park, and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

DOE’s programs include:

  • The Science Program includes basic and applied research to advance the nation’s energy resources, environmental quality, scientific knowledge, and contribute to science education.
  • Nuclear Fuel Supply ensures that domestic uranium capabilities are maintained and transitions Department’s assets to the private sector to accelerate environmental cleanup while enhancing economic growth.
  • National Security work includes the development of technologies to detect, prevent and reverse the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in support of our nation’s homeland security.

The presence of the DOE in the region guarantees a high quality workforce comprised of some of the top researchers in their field. The expertise of  DOE makes the region a leader in manufacturing, advanced materials, neutron sciences, biological sciences and transportation technologies.