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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

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 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...

August 1, 2012
DOE Workshop Gauges Paducah Plant Interest

PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) is completing a two-day Industry Interest Workshop today at...

June 19, 2012
A black Lab awaits his handler’s signal to retrieve a duck during field trials in late March in the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
New Signs Direct Recreational Use of Land at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – New signs are intended to help the public understand the expanded use of public recreational and hunting activities on 1,986 acres of...