May 9, 2023
Portsmouth, Paducah Kick Off Major Uranium Oxide Disposal Effort
EM has successfully commenced a major disposal effort for a key uranium-enrichment byproduct with the recent arrival of 60 uranium-oxide storage cylinders by rail at a licensed facility in west Texas.
October 25, 2022
EM Restarts DUF6 Conversion at Improved Portsmouth, Paducah Facilities
Both of EM’s conversion plants that recycle depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to safer and more beneficial products are back in business with improved safety and sustainability measures following a COVID-19 operational pause.
March 15, 2022
DOE Strategy Remains Successful at PPPO Facilities
Managers of the EM sites at Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky, provided an update at the 2022 Waste Management Symposia last week on cleanup progress at the two locations.
February 22, 2022
DUF6 Facility Returns to Conversion Operations at Paducah Site
One of EM’s two plants that convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to more stable compounds recently returned to conversion operations following a 20-month safety pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 14, 2021
EM Names Bradburne Field Manager of Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office
EM has selected Joel Bradburne to serve as field manager of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) in Lexington, Kentucky.
August 17, 2021
DUF6 Conversion Project Reaches 1-Million-Hour Safety Milestone
Employees of Mid-America Conversion Services (MCS), the maintenance and operations contractor for EM’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Project, recently surpassed 1 million working hours without a recordable injury or lost-time accident.
March 17, 2021
Oak Ridge, WIPP, Los Alamos, and PPPO Focus on Cleanup Progress
EM sites provided updates on their cleanup progress during individual sessions at Waste Management Symposia 2021.
February 23, 2021
DUF6 Conversion Project Completes Major Safety Upgrades
EM’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Project completed several plant modifications at its Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky facilities.
November 3, 2020
Milestone Reached as First Shipment of Uranium Oxide Reaches Final Disposition
The first shipment of depleted uranium oxide (DUO) product recently left the Paducah Site in Kentucky and safely reached its final destination.
June 5, 2020
DOE Issues Decision on Disposal of Depleted Uranium Oxide From Kentucky, Ohio Plants
The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a formal Record of Decision (ROD) for the safe shipment and disposal of depleted uranium oxide.