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July 15, 2016
Eugene Waggoner poses for a portrait in the C-300 Central Control Building at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  (Story and photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project.)
Paducah DOE Site Tours Nostalgic for Former Workers

PADUCAH, Ky. – Eugene Waggoner was 29 when the first equipment began enriching uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant....

July 8, 2016
Marshall County High School AP Physics students toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site in Western Kentucky as part of an environmental report project with DOE.  (Photo by Steve Christmas, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
Students Enhance Skills on Paducah DOE Project

PADUCAH, KY— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Paducah Site is helping advanced placement (AP) physics students from Marshall County High School...

June 1, 2016
A maintenance mechanic removes a filter from the lubricating oil strainer in the C-333 Building at the Department of Energy’s Paducah Site.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
Removal of Hazards Key to Deactivating DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Deactivation workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site completed a significant step toward preparing key facilities...

May 16, 2016
A front loader dumps a bucket of coal into the first of more than 700 trucks that will be used to transport coal from EM's Paducah Site to buyers.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
DOE Transfers Coal to Fuel Paducah Area Economic Development

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently completed transferring ownership of nearly 15,000 tons of excess coal to the Paducah...

May 13, 2016
Tour participants stopped for a picture in the C-300 Central Control Facility at the Paducah DOE site during the inaugural community tour on April 23, 2016.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
DOE Hosts First Paducah Site Tours

PADUCAH, Ky. — For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting guided public tours of its Paducah Site.  Several tours are...

April 28, 2016
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal and Announces Pre-Solicitation Conference for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Re...
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for deactivation and remediation services at the...
April 14, 2016
Ohio University held discussions with the public on future uses of the Portsmouth Site as part of the PORTSfuture process.
New Grants Fund Continued Research, Outreach for EM's Portsmouth, Paducah Sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM recently awarded grants to Ohio University (OU) and the University of Kentucky (UK) to develop publicly available information...

March 31, 2016
DOE Announces Public Tours of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site

PADUCAH, KY - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the opportunity for members of the community to participate in public tours of the...

March 31, 2016
Fluor maintenance mechanic Robert Fulton lifts equipment at the C-337 former uranium enrichment process building at EM’s Paducah Site.
Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project Marks 2 Million Safe Work Hours

PADUCAH, Ky. – Workers performing the remediation, deactivation, and decommissioning at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently...

February 25, 2016
New groundwater contamination treatment equipment sits outside the C-612 Northwest Pump-and-Treat facility.
Paducah Site Modernizes Equipment to Treat Off-Site Groundwater Contamination

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM recently completed upgrades to modernize a key facility that reduces off-site groundwater contamination at the former Paducah...

February 19, 2016
Gatton Academy Team-1 won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on February 19, 2016.  Gatton will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Finals of DOE’s National Science Bowl® April 28 through May 2.  Pictured, from left: Gatton's Taylor Young, Seth Marksberry, Will Hornsby, and Rohan Deshpande discuss a question during the final competition.
Gatton Academy Wins DOE’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

PADUCAH, Ky. – Gatton Academy Team-1 won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, the region’s foremost academic...

January 27, 2016
When operating, one transformer could distribute enough power to provide electricity to approximately 6,300 average-sized homes.
Innovative Approach Reduces Costs of Removing Contaminated Oil from Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – For more than 60 years, 60 electrical distribution transformers supplied some of the power to enrich uranium at the Paducah Gaseous...

January 14, 2016
A heavy equipment operator uses a shear to move a large section of wall from the C-746-B warehouse during demolition.
New Phase of Demolition Ramps Up at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s...

December 30, 2015
An excavator with a shear attachment performs “top-down” shearing during final stages of the demolition of the C-410/C-420 UF6 Feed Plant Complex in June. Demolition debris was downsized and loaded into rail cars for shipment off site. The complex was the last of 32 inactive facilities to be removed as part of the cleanup scope that existed before commercial uranium enrichment operations ended at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the plant facilities were returned to DOE. (Photo by Dylan Nichols)
DOE Releases ‘2015 Year in Review’ of Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. (December 30, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) has published its 2015 Year in Review,...

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...

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...

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

May 30, 2014
Energy Department Selects New Paducah Site Lead

PADUCAH, Kentucky – The Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Jennifer...

April 29, 2014
Calloway County High School's Mia Beth Morehead, coach, Landon Fike, Cody Bergman, Sam Morehead, Josh Betts, and Hudson Elliott from Murray, Kentucky, pose for a team photo during the 2014 National Science Bowl competition, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Calloway Makes Sweet 16, Lone Oak Competes in DOE National Science Bowl

Calloway County High School advanced to the Sweet 16 in academic competition among nearly 70 high schools at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2014...

November 27, 2013
Energy Department Selects Global Laser Enrichment for Future Operations at Paducah Site

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will open negotiations with Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of...

May 8, 2013
The Calloway County Middle School team poses in front of the White House. Students also visited the Smithsonian Institution and the  National Archives. From left are Marshall Thompson, Joza Mikulcik, Michael Okuda, Claire Umstead, and Chauncy Roberts.
Calloway, Gatton Succeed at DOE National Science Bowl

Calloway County Middle School of Murray finished 7th in engineering design for its lithium ion battery-powered car at the Department of Energy’s...

August 24, 2012
Paducah Cooperative Ministry Executive Director Heidi Suhrheinrich throws a baseball as DOE’s Mark Allen sits above the dunking tank.
DOE Dunking Booth Helps Paducah Charities
PADUCAH, KY – The Department of Energy (DOE) and its Paducah contractors have raised nearly $1,100 to help restock the shelves of six Paducah ser...