LATA Sharp Remediation Services
Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.

Oak Ridge K-33 Building Demolition and Disposition

As part of the LATA Sharp Remediation Services (LSRS) team, Fluor supported the demolition and disposition of the K-33 Building at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge site, which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Fluor provided staffing support to the small business in the areas of waste management, field supervision, and industrial health and safety.

Client's Challenge

The DOE K-33 Building was built in 1954 and housed an operation that enriched uranium until 1985.

Decommissioned in the 1990s, the two-story, 2.8-million-square-foot structure had the equivalent of 32 acres under roof.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor was part of the LSRS team responsible for the K-33 Building Demolition and Disposition.

The team cleared an 80-foot perimeter around the building and removed 100 percent of the asbestos-based siding on the building. The asbestos was sent to the DOE's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) landfill in Oak Ridge.

After the removal and disposition of the asbestos, the demolition of the K-33 Building began.

After the massive structure was demolished, the concrete slab under the building was removed, and the debris segregated and sized for disposal.

By the time the project was finished, approximately 215,000 cubic meters of steel and concrete debris were shipped to the landfill, which equates to 18,400 truckloads of material, or 225,000 tons of material.


As part of the LSRS team, Fluor provided staffing support in the areas of waste management, field supervision, and industrial health and safety.

The Oak Ridge K-33 Building was safely demolished and the debris disposed of at the CERCLA landfill.

Fluor's expertise in nuclear remediation made it a valuable partner to the small business company.