The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) manages the Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup efforts at two gaseous diffusion plant sites – Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the PPPO office lies between the Kentucky and Ohio Sites. Although the PPPO Manager is based at the Lexington project office, frequent and routine site interactions occur between management and staff among all three locations. PPPO maintains a strong presence at the sites on a daily basis through its Portsmouth and Paducah Site offices. As part of DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), PPPO’s goal is to accelerate cleanup at the two sites, eliminating potential environmental threats, reducing the DOE footprint, and reducing life-cycle cost. The office provides consolidated management and services including:
- Project Management
- Risk Management
- Contract Management
- Business support services, including financial management, information technology, human resources, public affairs, legal, property management, security, safety and quality assurance
The Vision of the office is to safely accelerate cleanup, ensuring protection of the public and environment, provide jobs for southern Ohio and western Kentucky, and work with the local communities to provide opportunities for economic growth.