Work will begin soon to remove asbestos from a federal building in Oak Ridge.
The Joe L Evins Federal Building closed indefinitely back in June, after an annual inspection found asbestos in the heating and cooling units.
The U.S. General Services Administration awarded the clean-up contract to Katmai Support Services, LLC.
The work is expected to start in January and run through April.
Hundreds of Department of Energy employees, support service contractors and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann's district office had to be moved from the federal building when the asbestos was found.
They will continue working at other D.O.E. facilities and leased offices until the clean-up is finished.