October 17, 2023

Upgrades Improve Safety, Productivity of DUF6 Conversion Plants

Recent upgrades to EM’s facilities that convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to more stable compounds for reuse or disposal are delivering improved safety, reliability, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

September 5, 2023

First Uranium-Oxide Shipment from Portsmouth Reaches Disposal Destination

EM achieves another milestone in its offsite shipping and disposal of depleted uranium oxide from the Portsmouth site.

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.