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Updated on September 27, 2022

To support field activities at the site, construction of an office trailer and a garage complex is currently underway. Construction is taking place near the Converted Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility along the access road to the visitors center. Please be aware of increased construction traffic as well as periodic road and visitors center closures. Safety is our top priority at Fernald Preserve. We apologize for any inconvenience due to these activities. 

If you have any questions about the construction or the site, please call us at (513) 648-3330 or email us at fernald@LM.doe.gov.

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Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site map.

Remediation at the Fernald Preserve was conducted in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations. The site transferred to the Office of Legacy Management in 2006 and requires operation and maintenance of remedial action systems, environmental monitoring, routine inspection and maintenance, records-related activities, and stakeholder support. For more information about the Fernald Preserve site, view the fact sheet.

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Video courtesy of the Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management


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The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management’s Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site is a regional destination for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and hiking. But do you know the site’s history as a uranium metals production site? To learn more about its incredible story, watch the video and take a virtual tour of the Fernald Preserve.

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Enjoy this compilation of remote camera video clips taken in the ecologically restored habitats at LM’s Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site. Here is a key to the wildlife shown in the video. For more information on wildlife in your neighborhood, visit your state’s wildlife and/or conservation department website.

Video courtesy of the Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management
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Time-lapse Video - Wastewater Treatment Optimization Project, September 2016 through January 2017 (with audio descriptions)

Video courtesy of the Department of Energy

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Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Visitors Center

The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center is a 10,000-square-foot, platinum-certified U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design facility that celebrates the rich and varied history of the Fernald site. A series of exhibits place the site’s uranium production and environmental cleanup eras into a broad historical perspective, acknowledging Native American occupation, European settlement, agricultural production, ecological restoration, and today’s legacy management mission.

Contact Us

Visitors Center Address
Fernald Preserve Visitors Center
7400 Willey Road
Hamilton, OH 45013

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (513) 648-3330
Email: fernald@LM.doe.gov