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EPA Rejects Proposed Oak Ridge Landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected a controversial landfill in Oak Ridge, Tenn., that was to contain low-level radioactive and mixed waste from a federal laboratory and security complex.

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Proposed Landfill at Oak Ridge Sparks Controversy

Residents near Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Reservation, which produced enriched uranium for nuclear weapons, are concerned about flooding and the release of radioactive wastewater at a proposed landfill.

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Historical Hidden Treasures of Tennessee

By Rachel Ellen Simon Lost Sea / Craighead Caverns Sweetwater, Tennessee is home to the largest underground lake in America. Spanning over 4.5 acres, the Lost Sea lies hundreds of feet beneath a mountain within the Craighead Caverns cave system.

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