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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...

February 28, 2017
Elizabeth Wyatt, mechanical engineer and senior technical advisor for Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project, helps Ballard County Middle School students understand groundwater and water sampling.
EM Takes STEM Education on the Road

PADUCAH, Ky. – Thanks to groundwater experts with EM’s Paducah Site deactivation and remediation contractor, local middle school students enjoy an...

February 17, 2017
Placing second in the West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl's high school competition Feb. 17 was Calloway County High School Team 1.  They are: (Left to right) Zach Ellis, Marshall Thompson, Claire Umstead, Joza Mikvlcik, Michael Okuda, and coach Erica Gray.
Gatton Academy, Calloway County top West Kentucky Science Bowl competitors

PADUCAH, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) — The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Team 1 won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky...

February 14, 2017
Robert “Buz” Smith (far left) and Don Dihel (far right), the EM coordinators from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, join 1st Place Heath Middle School Team 2 (front row, left to right) Ava Kelly, Jacob Harris, Mason Hancock, and Tylee Haws; (back row, left to right) Coach Brandy Roberts and Xander Norment. Eighteen middle school teams participated in the event.
Paducah Site Hosts Annual Science Bowl Competitions

PADUCAH, Ky. – Seven years ago, EM’s Paducah Site launched the West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl with a simple goal to promote science and math...

February 3, 2017
1st Place Heath Middle School Team 2 (left to right, front row) - Ava Kelly, Jacob Harris, Mason Hancock, and Tylee Haws; Back row - Coach Brandy Roberts and Xander Norment
Heath Middle School Triumphs at DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heath Middle School won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 3 during competition...