UT-Battelle Wins Lab Management Contract

Seated from left are new ORNL director Dr. Bill Madia, and Dr. Milt Johnson and Leah Dever of the Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday that UT-Battelle will assume responsibility for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on April 1, 2000. The five-year contract is worth $2.5 billion. ORNL has 4,500 staff and scientists. UT-Battelle, LLC is a partnership between The University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute.