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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.
January 9, 2018
The C-400 Cleaning Building is located near the center of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
Paducah Site Develops ‘End Game’ Strategy for Groundwater Contamination
EM’s PPPO is seizing an opportunity to tackle the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s biggest source of groundwater contamination.
October 31, 2017
EM Paducah Site Safety Systems Oversight/General Engineer Brad Pont leads Atomic Energy Workers Council members through the C-300 Building.
Atomic Energy Workers Council Tours Paducah Site
The Atomic Energy Workers Council (AEWC) recently toured EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
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.
October 24, 2017
Paducah Site Entrance
New Cleanup Contractor Begins at Paducah Site
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC (FRNP), a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., commenced work.
October 24, 2017
Marshall County High School students tour the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s C-300 Control Room as part of their Annual Site Environmental Report summary project orientation.
EM, University of Kentucky Help High Schoolers Hone Critical Skills
Local students will apply writing, analysis and critical thinking skills to translate a highly technical Paducah Site report for the public.
October 17, 2017
Personnel load a flat-bed truck for an off-site shipment.
Paducah Cleanup Contractor Surpasses 5 Million Safe Hours
EM’s prime cleanup contractor at the Paducah Site has recorded more than 5 million hours without a lost-time work injury since July 2014.
October 10, 2017
Paducah Site visitors get an up-close look at the C-300 Building’s main control room.
Paducah Site Gives Public Tours to Nearly 1,000 People
Nearly 1,000 people toured the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Paducah Site during the first two seasons of public tours that began in 2016.
September 12, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry gestures during a Sept. 7 meeting with visiting members of the Paducah (Ky.) Chamber of Commerce. Seated next to the Secretary is U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky.
Paducah Community Leaders Meet with Energy Secretary Rick Perry
Paducah community leaders met with Secretary Perry and Acting EM Assistant Secretary Jim Owendoff during their annual "fly-in" to Washington D.C.
August 17, 2017
Fluor’s Andy Anderson mentors Ansley Sims, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky.
Interns Try Out Future Careers at Paducah Site
Fifteen college students explored careers at EM’s gaseous diffusion plant site near Paducah, Kentucky this summer.
July 3, 2017
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Proposals for Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS)
DOE today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS) acquisition.
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.
May 25, 2017
DOE Awards Contract for Continued Deactivation and Remediation of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC for the continued...

May 17, 2017
Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange delivers opening remarks during the EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs meeting in Paducah, Kentucky.
Paducah Welcomes EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs
PADUCAH, Ky. – The Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) hosted EM officials from DOE headquarters and local representatives from a set of cleanu...
March 3, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Paducah Site Tours Schedule

PADUCAH, KY (March 3, 2017) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today its 2017 schedule for public tours of its site near Paducah, Ky.  Tour...