PADUCAH, Ky. – EM’s Paducah Site recently transferred two 650-horsepower package boilers to the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) for the purpose of generating funds to bolster job growth in a five-county region.
“Identifying a beneficial use for the equipment no longer needed at the Paducah Site is a win for the community and for environmental stewardship,” said Jennifer Woodard, Paducah Site lead for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office. “The items that have been transferred to PACRO to date have helped generate economic development for this region while also supporting our cleanup mission.”
The portable natural-gas boilers provide a clean and efficient source of energy, producing as much as 21,200 pounds of steam per hour, enough to heat approximately 3,800 homes.
“We are excited to continue the partnership we have ongoing with DOE. This relationship allows our region to continue moving forward as we seek opportunities to expand job opportunities in western Kentucky,” said Kevin Neal, PACRO chair.
PACRO represents Ballard, Graves, Marshall, and McCracken counties in Kentucky and Massac County in southern Illinois.