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Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed
Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed

Department of Energy officials celebrated the completion of a formal agreement to preserve parts of the K-25 uranium enrichment site in Oak Ridge Friday.

The multi-million dollar plan includes the preservation of the concrete footprint of the u-shaped building and construction of a replica of the gaseous diffusion technology, which will house some of the original equipment used.

The plan also includes a K-25 history center which will be housed on the second level of the fire station owned by the city of Oak Ridge.

The DOE will also give a $500,000 grant to the East Tennessee Preservation Association for the preservation and restoration of the historic Alexander Inn in Oak Ridge.

The plan complies with the National Historic Preservation Act.

Other parts of the site are under demolition.

The preservation efforts are expected to begin this fall.

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