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ORAU sets record for recycling

Anthony Crider, Chuck Scott, Bob Kapolka, Sally Shipley, James Buckner and Seth Howard of ORAU’s Environment, Safety and Health Department sort through items recycled by employees during the 2017 ORAU Earth Day event.
ORAU employees recycled nearly six tons of technotrash and paper during the company’s annual Earth Day collection event.

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Preparing for the solar eclipse

Chap Percival explains that when the moon comes between the sun and earth, the moon casts its shadow and blocks the solar rays, bringing darkness to part of the earth during the day.
On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will blot out the sun starting at 2:31 p.m. for viewers in areas within an hour’s drive of Oak Ridge.

The 70-mile-wide path of totality will extend from Oregon to South Carolina, passing through Nashville, Murfreesboro, Sparta, Cookeville, Crossville, Sweetwater, Athens and Clingman’s Dome.

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