LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) of the U.S. Department of Energy on March 17, 2015 announced the launch of a new website to provide timely and easily accessible public information about DOE’s Environmental Management (EM) cleanup efforts at the Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plant Sites.
The new website may be accessed at: www.energy.gov/pppo.
The new site represents a complete redesign of PPPO’s Internet presence, now located within DOE’s Energy.gov platform.  Increased capabilities provided by this transition will translate into more news and resources for stakeholders, residents and media.  The goal is for visitors to have a modern Internet experience with easily searchable and relevant content.
“As we move our gaseous diffusion plants further into decontamination and decommissioning, it’s increasingly important that our stakeholders and neighbors in Ohio and Kentucky have easy access to the latest and most useful information,” said PPPO Manager William E. Murphie.  “This new website will help people stay current, involved and informed about what we have accomplished and what challenges we face going forward.”
PPPO’s retooled website provides background on all areas of PPPO’s services, as well as information about the cleanup at the Portsmouth and Paducah Sites, news stories, contractor information, useful links and publications, and online signup for news and updates.  The site is optimized for easy viewing on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.
PPPO worked closely with EM External Affairs as well as DOE Public Affairs and Information Technology offices in migrating to the Energy.gov platform.  Transitioning DOE office and field site websites to a single online platform is expected to help DOE avoid millions of dollars in costs annually, while improving and integrating the Department’s communications infrastructure.
Visit www.energy.gov/pppo to learn more about PPPO.