Uranium remediation
at the FRC site,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Remediation pans, ORNL.

Department of Energy sites throughout the US are faced with intractable environmental contamination problems, especially uranium contamination. In response to these issues the 10-year Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program was established and awarded to the Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN.


Abstract and slide show presenting recent data on project

NABIR's goals are to study bioremediation as a possible means of removing contaminants from the soil and groundwater, and so has established the Field Research Center (FRC) at Oak Ridge to provide researchers "...with field research sites containing a spectrum of waste types and subsurface environmental media...that are representative of both background and contaminated conditions within the DOE complex..."

Proposals were solicited from researchers and in Spring, 2000, Craig Criddle and Peter Kitanidis, Co-PI, along with partners at ORNL led by Phil Jardine were awarded a grant for the proposal:
Field-Scale Evaluation of Biostimulation for Remediation of Uranium-Contaminated Groundwater at a Proposed NABIR Field Research Center in Oak Ridge TN.
Senior Research Engineer, Dr. Wei-Min Wu, of Stanford, supervises the group's field research site in Oak Ridge.

Publications on this project
List of researchers and staff on project...
Some photos of project

Research equipment in tent at field site, ORNL