Enterprise Assessments OAR for the Follow-up Assessment of the Paducah Fire Protection Program at the DUF6 Conversion Facility and the Assessment of Repairs to Historical Fire System Impairments at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Oct 17-21, 2016

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April 2017

Operational Awareness Record for the Follow-up Assessment of the Paducah Fire Protection Program at the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facility and the Assessment of Repairs to Historical Fire System Impairments at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Oct 17-Oct 21, 2016 (OAR-EA-DUF6-2016-10-17)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), performed a follow-up assessment to evaluate the corrective actions taken to address findings identified by EA in the September 2015 Office of Enterprise Assessments Targeted Review of the Paducah Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility Fire Protection Program report.  This 2016 follow-up assessment evaluated the effectiveness of Babcock and Wilcox Conversion Services, Inc. (BWCS), the management and operating contractor for DUF6, in managing the findings and subsequent corrective actions associated with fire protection at the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) site.  Independent of the fire protection program follow-up assessment, EA also evaluated the repairs of 13 historical fire system impairments at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), which were completed by Fluor Federal Services, Inc. (FFS), the deactivation and stabilization contractor for PGDP, as identified in FPAD-16-1148, Task Order DE-DT0007774:  Fluor Federal Services, Inc., Paducah Deactivation Project – Submittal of Revised Correction Plan for Long-Standing Fire Protection Impairments, December 8, 2015.