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June 5, 2020
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
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.
March 17, 2020
Portsmouth process building
Portsmouth and Paducah Cleanup Set to Make Significant Impacts
EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office is set to make the first major skyline change later this year with demolition beginning on the X-326 building.
November 19, 2019
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Manager Robert Edwards speaks at the Portsmouth Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Voluntary Protection Program ceremony.
A ‘Star’ is Born: The DUF6 Conversion Project's VPP Story
A ‘Star’ is Born: The DUF6 Conversion Project's VPP Story
July 2, 2019
From left, Mid-America Conversion Services (MCS) Environment Safety & Health Manager Joe Johnson; Doug Raney, an MCS health, safety, and radiological control technician and United Steel Workers (USW) safety representative; Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin;
Paducah Site Contractors are Repeat Winners of Governor’s Safety Awards
Two prime contractors at EM’s Paducah Site were recognized by Kentucky’s governor for excellence in health and safety performance for the past year.
May 7, 2019
Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Project technicians monitor conversion facilities from a plant control room.
DUF6 Conversion Project Reaches Highest Plant Reliability Mark at Portsmouth Site
EM’s project to convert the nation’s inventory of depleted uranium hexafluoride to a more stable oxide form disposal recently achieved a milestone.
April 30, 2019
Paducah Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Project workers pause for a photo to commemorate the project reaching its 9,000-metric-ton production goal ahead of schedule for fiscal 2019. Left to right, Bobby Ferren, Garry (Mike) Price, Michael (Mike)
DUF6 Conversion Project Meets Fiscal 2019 Goal Six Months Early
EM’s project to convert the nation’s inventory of depleted uranium hexafluoride to a more stable oxide form has reached its fiscal year.
January 22, 2019
PPPO Manager Robert Edwards, shaking hands with Mid-America Conversion Services Union Safety Representative Jeremy Bates & personnel at EM’s Portsmouth Site for a group photo to commemorate all seven DUF6 Conversion Project production lines in operation.
DUF6 Conversion Project Off to Strong Start Following Improvements
EM converted 5,110 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into a more stable form from October through December last year.
July 31, 2018
Mid-America Conversion Services Operator Bobby Ferren, right, is pictured with EM Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Deputy Federal Project Director James Johnson at the Paducah cylinder transfer system startup.
Upgrades Allow Conversion of DUF6 From Non-Standard Cylinders
EM recently launched long-planned systems to safely handle the disposition of non-standard storage cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
May 29, 2018
Swift & Staley Team (SST) award presentation, left to right: SST Environment, Safety and Health Manager John Hobbs; Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey; and SST United Steel Workers Safety Representative Jason Gilbert.
Two Paducah Contractors are Repeat Winners of Kentucky Safety Award
Two Paducah Contractors are Repeat Winners of Kentucky Safety Award
March 28, 2018
PPPO and contractor management wrapped up this year’s Waste Management Symposia with a presentation on plans to move forward the cleanup of the gaseous diffusion plants in Portsmouth and Paducah.
Officials Highlight Cleanup Progress at Portsmouth, Paducah
EM & contractor officials last week highlighted progress with cleanup projects underway at the former Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plants.
March 13, 2018
DUF6 Facility at the Paducah Site.
New DUF6 Contractor Receives “Good” Rating for First Evaluation Period
Mid-America Conversion Services earned an award fee of $1,098,247 during its first annual performance evaluation by Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office.
January 23, 2018
PPPO Launches Facebook Page
PPPO has launched a Facebook Page. PPPO will use the medium to communicate with the public and stakeholders about site cleanup and community outreach.
October 31, 2017
Fluor Federal Services interns drop off the Paducah Site’s donated food for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Donates Nine Tons of Food for Local Families
The annual Feds Feed Families food drive held by EM's PPPO and its contractors yielded almost nine tons of food for people in need this year.
June 28, 2017
Two Paducah Site Contractors Receive Governor’s Safety and Health Award
Two Paducah Site Contractors Receive Governor’s Safety and Health Award
Two companies working for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) received the Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
February 28, 2017
Mid-America Conversion Services assumed operations of EM’s DUF6 conversion facilities in Paducah, Ky. (shown above) and Portsmouth, Ohio on Feb. 1.
MCS Begins Operations of EM’s DUF6 Plants

There’s a new management team at EM's two depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities, with Mid-America Conversion Services (MCS)...

August 31, 2016
Thor Zollinger with Manta Robotics uses a rod to rotate the camera to perform the visual tank inspection with the HD camera.
DUF6 Conversion Project Uses Technology to Reduce Hazards
LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM has adopted a safer, more effective method for internal tank inspections at the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversi...
December 24, 2015
DOE Extends Contract to Operate Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Plants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 24, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today announced it is extending its...