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December 13, 2012
Cornell’s 2009 Silo House is now a private residence on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. | Photo courtesy of Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Solar Decathlon Homes -- They’re Not Just for Show

Have you ever wondered what happens to Solar Decathlon Houses after the competition? We explore where some of the houses are now.

December 3, 2012
EM’s Paducah site launched a new geographic mapping tool that provides environmental sampling data for use by the public on the Internet.
EM's Paducah Site Brings Environmental Data to Public on Web

PADUCAH, Ky. – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Paducah site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the Internet.

September 1, 2012
Pictured here are railcars carrying tanks of hydrofluoric acid for shipment from the Portsmouth site to Solvay Fluorides for industrial use.
Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Delivering Economic Benefit to U.S.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The company that operates DOE’s depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities marked a milestone in September when it shipped the one millionth gallon of hydrofluoric acid.

August 30, 2012
Energy efficiency upgrades -- such as geothermal heating and cooling, nanogel-filled windows, and lighting sensors -- will help the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research reduce energy use and save money. | Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky.
Research Laboratory Experiments with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

University of Kentucky celebrates the completion of its new energy-efficient research space just in time for the new school year.

August 23, 2012
Building Removal Ongoing at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – Work is ongoing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) to raze a 65,000-square-foot facility known as the C-340 Metals Plant, which was used to make uranium metal during the Cold War.

August 1, 2012
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars pose before boarding a bus during their Paducah site visit this summer.
Paducah Site Hosts Governor’s Scholars Visit

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nineteen of Kentucky’s brightest teenagers visited the Paducah site this summer to learn more about environmental cleanup and waste management.

July 1, 2012
Kevin Dressman, director of the DOE Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement, addresses LATA Kentucky employees during a training session. The June regulatory assistance review was aimed at ensuring worker safety.
DOE Headquarters Review Focuses on Improved LATA Kentucky Worker Safety

PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security headquarters representatives recently spent three days at the Paducah site helping EM cleanup contractor LATA Kentucky better identify and correct issues before they result in worker illness or injury.

June 1, 2012
The yellow outline depicts an area southeast of the C-400 Cleaning Building, background, where electrical resistance heating will be used to remove trichloroethene (TCE) down to 60 feet below ground. Electrodes will heat the chemical into a vapor that can be pumped to the surface and treated in the white structure, center.
Paducah Site Undergoing Steady Groundwater Cleanup with Variety of Methods

PADUCAH, Ky. – A multifaceted approach and focused application of technologies are paying dividends toward cleaning up about 2,100 acres of groundwater extending northeasterly from the Paducah site.

June 1, 2012
Lone Oak Middle School sixth-graders pet a mallard hen at the third annual Eco Fair May 15 in West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
Citizens Advisory Board's Eco Fair Blends Fun and Facts for Schoolchildren near Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nearly 500 sixth-graders from three Paducah area middle schools participated in the third annual Eco Fair this past spring.

May 24, 2012
Department of Energy Cites LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC for Worker Safety and Health and Nuclear Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky.