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September 24, 2015
Electricians prepare to attach a new power cable to a transformer located inside the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Reconfiguration of Paducah Site’s Electrical Distribution Provides Efficiency and Savings

PADUCAH, Ky. ‒ While EM’s Paducah Site is preparing its gaseous diffusion plant (GDP) facilities for future decontamination and decommissioning,...

September 15, 2015
DOE Extends Paducah Infrastructure Support Services Contract

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

September 11, 2015
Federal, state and local Kentucky officials joined Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz (third from left) and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell on September 10, 2015 as they cut the ribbon introducing the new Paducah Site wall display on the Fifth Floor of DOE’s Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.  Pictured (left-right) are: U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, Sen. McConnell, Secretary Moniz, Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler, McCracken County Judge-Executive Bob Leeper, Clyde Elrod, and Dr. Len Peters, Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.  Mr. Elrod was Charter President of the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization and was involved with the construction of the Paducah plant. (EM photo by David Sheeley)
Paducah Wall Display Unveiled at DOE Headquarters

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz joined Congressional, DOE, state and local leaders and representatives of the Paducah Area...

September 8, 2015
DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for the Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for the Operation of Depleted Uranium...

June 30, 2015
Sara Ledgerwood and Cindy Schneider, FPDP scientists, use advanced equipment to analyze and characterize samples from the project for metals concentration.
Analytical Laboratory Reopens at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Analytical Laboratory at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently reopened to support the new deactivation mission to...

June 29, 2015
Once the building was down, heavy equipment operators began “top-down” shearing to safely remove the remaining structure. Demolition debris was then downsized and loaded into rail cars for shipment off site.
EM’s Paducah Site Completes Building Removals

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed demolition of the last of 32 inactive facilities to be removed as part of the cleanup scope that existed...

June 17, 2015
DOE Awards Contract for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Swift & Staley, Inc. of Kevil, Kentucky, for the...

May 28, 2015
Darryl Pea of Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project demonstrates use of a wind-speed meter to a class at Carlisle County Middle School.
Paducah Area Students See Opportunities in STEM

PADUCAH, Ky. – Encouraging student interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is critical to meeting EM’s...

April 29, 2015
EM Paducah site lead Jennifer Woodard discusses electrical resistance heating as part of the trichloroethene remediation at the C-400 groundwater contamination source with David Klaus, DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance (right).
Senior DOE Officials Visit Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site
PADUCAH, Ky. – Two senior DOE officials overseeing EM’s nuclear cleanup visited the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently.
April 29, 2015
Scott Germain, Fluor Federal Services’ Paducah Deactivation Project support and integration manager, illustrates the magnitude of the display cell in one of the process facilities.
Business Leaders Learn About Paducah Deactivation Project

PADUCAH, Ky. – More than 30 local business leaders in the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class recently toured the Paducah Gaseous...

April 1, 2015
DOE Seeks Contractor for Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Operations at Ohio and Kentucky Facilities

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a contractor to perform Depleted Uranium...

March 20, 2015
DOE Extends Paducah Infrastructure Support Services Contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it is extending its contract for Infrastructure Support Services at the...

March 17, 2015
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New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) of the U.S. Department of Energy on March 17, 2015 announced the launch of a new...

February 27, 2015
Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science won the 2015 West Kentucky Regional High School Science Bowl competition in Paducah. Pictured, Gatton team captain Ben Guthrie (middle) discusses a question with teammate Bryan Carlson.
Gatton Academy Wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

UPDATED May 5, 2015 with National Science Bowl results....

February 6, 2015
1st Place Henderson County North Middle School, from left: (Top) Deegan Lawrence, Coach Chris Fifer and D.J. Banks. (Bottom) Luke Payne, Alex Chandler and Nick Cissell (not pictured).
Henderson County North Middle School wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

PADUCAH, Ky. – Henderson County North Middle School won the U.S. Department of Energy’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 6, 2015 during...

January 28, 2015
Students examine different species found in the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
Environmental Report Project Informs Paducah Community, Educates Students

PADUCAH, Ky. – A group of local high school students is helping EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) provide important information to the...

January 27, 2015
Herb Tyler, David Cassibry, and Roger Nelson review items for characterization. (Photo by Dylan Nichols, LATA Kentucky)
Warehouse Cleanup Project Completed at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Work to remove and dispose of waste from two sections of an old warehouse at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site is...

December 23, 2014
Switchyards at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will be optimized to meet future needs at the plant as part of EM’s deactivation activities.
Deactivation Project Commences While Cleanup Continues at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – As EM took control of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) facilities from its commercial lease in 2014, the PGDP Deactivation...

November 26, 2014
Jeff Boulton of LATA Kentucky works with middle school students to demonstrate and test the acidity and basicity levels of groundwater.
Environmental Contractor Mentors Young Students

PADUCAH, Ky. – More than 300 area sixth graders have a much better understanding of groundwater cleanup at the Paducah site thanks to mentoring...

October 31, 2014
DOE Awards Grants to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) is awarding two separate grants...

October 30, 2014
A Swift & Staley heavy equipment operator moves salt.
Workers at Paducah Site Exceed 1.5 Million Hours Without Lost-Time Injury, Illness

PADUCAH, Ky. – Workers with Paducah site infrastructure contractor Swift & Staley, Inc. recently exceeded 1.5 million hours without lost time...

October 30, 2014
A 150-foot-tall crane turns an eight-foot-diameter auger performing deep-soil mixing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s southwest groundwater plume.  More than 260 borings are being made to a depth of about 60 feet to remove a source of trichloroethene groundwater contamination.
Workers Will Clean Up Groundwater Contamination Source With Deep Soil Mixing

PADUCAH, Ky. – Beginning in January 2015, EM and its Paducah site cleanup contractor, LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC (LATA Kentucky),...

October 21, 2014
EM Paducah site lead Jennifer Woodard accepts the symbolic key to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, commemorating the return of the leased facilities from Centrus Energy Corp. to EM in a ceremony at the plant this morning. Also pictured are, back row, left to right, Fluor Federal Services Paducah Deactivation Project Operations Director Bob Nichols; EM Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Deputy Manager Robert Edwards; Centrus Energy Paducah Government Services Director Mark Keef; Centrus Acting General Manager/Paducah Plant Manager Mike Buckner; and Centrus American Centrifuge Vice President Steve Penrod.
Deactivation Project Begins at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

PADUCAH, Ky. – At 7:01 this morning, EM officially received the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant from the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC...

October 6, 2014
DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for the performance of infrastructure support...

September 30, 2014
LaChelle Telfair, LATA Kentucky Nuclear Material Control and Accounting representative, takes notes inside a storage facility that contains cold traps removed from the C-410 Feed Plant.
Cleanup Contractor Achieves ‘Elite’ Nuclear Material Accountability Status

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM’s cleanup contractor at the Paducah site has received national acclaim for timeliness of reporting and promptness in reconciling...