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December 18, 2018
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership employee Elizabeth Wyatt teaches students how to “don” and “doff” personal protective equipment.
Paducah Site Workers Educate Girls About STEM Careers
More than 120 students recently took part in an interactive learning space hosted by EM’s PPPO deactivation and remediation contractor.
December 11, 2018
Fire Chief Darrell Howard, left, and Jake Mason stabilize rescue mannequins during a vehicle extrication simulation.
Paducah Site Launches Advanced Rescue Training for Firefighters
The fire services team at EM’s Paducah Site recently conducted vehicle extrication training courses at the site.
November 29, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
Energy Department Approves Extension of Paducah Site Infrastructure Support Services Contract
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract with Swift & Staley Inc.
November 20, 2018
Railcars await shipments scheduled to depart the Paducah Site where extensive repairs and maintenance ensure continued rail availability.
Infrastructure Improvements Enhance Paducah Safety, Sustainability
EM recently completed several infrastructure improvements aimed at ensuring safety, health, & security at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
September 11, 2018
David K. Homra III, a risk management specialist with Kim Homra Insurance Agency, and Frances L. Johnson, vice president of governmental affairs for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, are the new members of the Paducah CAB.
Two Added, Three Returned to Paducah Citizens Advisory Board
The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management recently appointed two new members and reappointed three others to the Paducah CAB.
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.
July 31, 2018
Sprocket Director Jimi Gwinn, right, uses circuit boards to teach Paducah students Chris McVickers, left, and Miya Patterson about computer technology.
EM Donation Gives New Life to Old Computer Equipment
Brandon Hall recently read about Sprocket, Inc., a nonprofit makerspace, needing pre-owned circuit boards for an upcoming student technology project.
June 28, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
June 20, 2018
The injured owl rests in the arms of Swift & Staley Operations and Maintenance Manager Kyle Gore.
DOE Paducah Site Contractor Gives a ‘Hoot’ Rescuing Injured Owl
A recent call to Swift & Staley, DOE's Paducah infrastructure support services contractor, alerted staff that an injured owl had been found.
June 15, 2018
Interns with Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership and Swift and Staley for summer 2018 are pictured.
DOE Kicks Off Paducah Site Summer Internship Program
Twelve college students are participating in this year’s Summer Internship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Site.
June 8, 2018
Gatton Academy’s 2018 National Science Bowl team in Washington, D.C. (left to right): Ethan Brown, Anas Gondal, Phillip Wilkerson, and Benjamin Kash. Not Pictured: Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, Coach
Bowling Green Students Enjoy National Science Bowl Experience
Four students from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, Ky., recently competed at DOE's National Science Bowl.
June 8, 2018
U.S. Congressman James Comer is shown with Lone Oak Middle School students Cameron Willis, Jack Periello, Isaac Reynolds, Reese Bell, and Avery Miller. Not pictured is Coach Susan Midkiff.
Lone Oak Middle School Students Compete at National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Five students from Paducah’s Lone Oak Middle School (LOMS) recently competed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl.
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
May 8, 2018
Geologists Rob Flynn (left) and Ken Davis examine core samples used to determine the location of the wells to optimize pump-and-treat operations at the Paducah Site’s northeast plume.
EM Completes Major Upgrade to Paducah Groundwater Treatment System
EM has installed an enhanced system to treat contaminated groundwater at its Paducah Site.
May 1, 2018
Photograph of the Emerging Technology Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) -- the new home of the administrative offices of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board
Paducah Citizens Advisory Board Relocates Office
The offices of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) relocated effective May 1, 2018 to the campus of West Kentucky Community & Technical College.
April 11, 2018
DOE kicked off its third consecutive season of community tours of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant on April 7. Additional Saturday tours are scheduled for May 19, June 2, June 23, and September 8.
Paducah DOE Site Kicks Off 2018 Community Tours
DOE kicked off its annual seasonal community tours April 7. Additional Saturday tours are scheduled for May 19, June 2, June 23, and September 8.
April 10, 2018
At the largest source of groundwater contamination at the Paducah Site, April Ladd of EM’s PPPO describes ongoing deactivation and remediation projects related to the C-400 Cleaning Building to Sen. Mitch McConnell (center) and Secretary Rick Perry.
Secretary Perry, EM Assistant Secretary White Join Senator McConnell on Paducah Site Tour
Energy Secretary Rick Perry and EM Assistant Secretary Anne Marie White visited the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site April 5.
April 3, 2018
DOE, PACRO Provide Excess Clothes Dryers to Paducah Domestic Crisis Center
PPPO recently transferred four commercial clothes dryers to PACRO to support the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center in Paducah.
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.
February 27, 2018
Railcars await shipments scheduled to depart the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant over a newly repaired drainage culvert.
Paducah Site Restores Rail Service to Support Cleanup, DUF6 Operations
Railroad tracks to and from Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant recently returned to service after a failed drainage culvert forced a temporary closure.
February 20, 2018
DOE Paducah Site Tour Dates Announced for 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on February 20 announced its 2018 public tour schedule of its site near Paducah, Kentucky.
February 20, 2018
Gatton Academy won the 2018 West KY Regional Science Bowl. Pictured are EM-PPPO’s Buz Smith, Phillip Wilkerson, Anas Gondal, Benjamin Kash, Arthur “Jack” Thacker, Ethan Brown, Coach Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, and PPPO’s Don Dihel.
Gatton Academy Wins DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl
Gatton Academy of Bowling Green won the 10th Annual U.S. Department of Energy West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Friday, Feb. 16.
February 6, 2018
The Lone Oak Middle School winning team (left to right): Jack Perriello, Reese Bell, EM Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard of EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Isaac Reynolds, Avery Miller, Cameron Willis, and coach Daniel Rushing.
Kentucky Middle School Advances to DOE’s National Science Bowl
Lone Oak Middle School won DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl Feb. 2 during competition among 20 middle school teams.
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.