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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...

August 28, 2014
From left, Colmon Elrige, executive assistant to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear; Jennie Freels, quality assurance support and programs manager; and Michelle Dudley, quality assurance manager. Freels and Dudley are with LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky.
Cleanup Contractor at Paducah Site Receives Performance Excellence Award

PADUCAH, Ky. – The environmental cleanup contractor at EM’s Paducah site has been honored for demonstrating serious commitment to performance...

August 28, 2014
LATA Kentucky groundwater cleanup site superintendent Donnie Bell, far right, describes the project to (from left) Steve Christmas of LATA Kentucky and interns Weston Loyd, Matthew Jehnke, and Wesley Morgan.
Paducah Site Interns Learn About EM Opportunities

PADUCAH, Ky. – Thirteen college students took a break from the books to participate in a summer internship program hosted by LATA Environmental...

July 29, 2014
Pictured from left to right in front of the Paducah site’s American Flag display are Mark Duff (LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC), Christa Dailey (Pro2Serve), Jennifer Woodard (EM Site Lead), and Kelly Layne (LATA KY).
EM Employees Draw Attention to Food Drive with Red, White and Blue Display

LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM and its contractors at the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) in Lexington and Paducah, Ky. and Portsmouth, Ohio put a...

July 22, 2014
Energy Department Selects Deactivation Contractor for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Task Order under the Nationwide Environmental Management ID/IQ Unrestricted...

June 26, 2014
A panoramic view of the east end of the C-410 complex shows a rainbow forming as sunlight passes through vapor from misting machines used to suppress dust.
Workers Demolishing Significant Inactive Facility at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Heavy equipment operators are demolishing the last of 32 inactive facilities scheduled to be removed as part of the current cleanup...

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...

May 29, 2014
A crane lowers the carbon treatment system into place during construction.
In-Ground Heating Removes Groundwater Contamination at EM’s Paducah Site

Belowground heating technology is helping to clean up the leading source of groundwater contamination at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

April 29, 2014
Employees celebrate surpassing 2.5 million hours without lost workday cases over the past 3½ years.
Paducah Site Exceeds 2.5 Million Hours Without Lost Workdays
This month, EM’s cleanup contractor at the Paducah site celebrated surpassing 2.5 million work hours without lost workdays resulting from job-rel...
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...

January 29, 2014
A cooling tower adjacent to a process building sustained damage when a tornado struck the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site Nov. 17.
Preparation Helps Paducah Site Weather Tornado

PADUCAH, Ky. – Emergency management is a systematic, integrated effort at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) site, a sprawling complex with...

December 24, 2013
A high-reach shear removes debris from the tallest structure of the C-340 complex at Paducah. Watch a video of this work here. The 120-foot-high Metals Plant was the tallest building at the Paducah site and encompassed about 1.5 million cubic feet, the volume of a football field roughly three stories tall. Demolition debris filled 28 rail cars and was shipped offsite for disposal.
Demolition, Groundwater Cleanup Highlight Paducah’s 2013 Accomplishments

PADUCAH, Ky. – Work to remove two aging, inactive structures and clean up a leading source of groundwater contamination marked the top 2013...

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...

October 30, 2013
Workers drill holes for installation of electrodes as part of a heating system to help clean up contamination.
Groundwater Cleanup Progresses at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – A belowground heating system is helping to clean up the leading source of groundwater contamination at EM’s Paducah Gaseous...

August 27, 2013
The first five-car section of demolition debris from the C-340 Metals Plant leaves July 15 from the Paducah site.
Paducah Demolition Debris Shipped for Disposition

PADUCAH, Ky. – Twenty-eight rail cars filled with debris from a major demolition project under the EM program at the Paducah site have been...

July 31, 2013
Members of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board helped create the book, The Story of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Megawatts to Megatons to Megawatts. They believe the stories of plant workers are important to preserve for future generations.
Paducah Community Chronicles Site History in New Book

PADUCAH, Ky. – Members of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) spearheaded the publication of a new book that captures the history of EM’s...

May 8, 2013
Steve Hampson of the University of Kentucky, left to right, West Kentucky Community & Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey, Paducah Junior College Board of Trustees member Ken Wheeler and Buz Smith of the DOE Paducah Site Office examine a DOE Paducah Site groundwater model exhibit at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Emerging Technology Center.
Community College Highlights Paducah Site Groundwater Model

PADUCAH, Ky. – Three-dimensional models showing EM’s groundwater cleanup progress at the Paducah site are on display at a cutting-edge technology...

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...

February 21, 2013
The Metals Plant is shown before workers removed panels from the structure ln 2012.
Workers Demolish Metals Plant at Paducah Site
PADUCAH, Ky. – EM cleanup efforts at the Paducah site progressed this month with the demolition of one of the site’s most contaminated structur...
December 3, 2012
EM’s Paducah site launched a new geographic mapping tool that provides environmental sampling data for use by the public on the Internet.
EM's Paducah Site Brings Environmental Data to Public on Web

PADUCAH, Ky. – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Paducah site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the...

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
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars pose before boarding a bus during their Paducah site visit this summer.
Paducah Site Hosts Governor’s Scholars Visit

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nineteen of Kentucky’s brightest teenagers visited the Paducah site this summer to learn more about environmental cleanup and waste...

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...

July 1, 2012
Kevin Dressman, director of the DOE Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement, addresses LATA Kentucky employees during a training session. The June regulatory assistance review was aimed at ensuring worker safety.
DOE Headquarters Review Focuses on Improved LATA Kentucky Worker Safety
PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security headquarters representatives recently spent three days at the Paducah site helping EM cl...
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...