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September 27, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
Energy Department Approves Extension of Portsmouth Site Cleanup Contract
Energy Department Approves Extension of Portsmouth Site Cleanup Contract
September 4, 2018
EM Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office's Johnny Reising, right, discusses progress on construction of the Portsmouth Site's Onsite Waste Disposal Facility with Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar from the facility's observation tower.
Under Secretary Dabbar Visits Portsmouth D&D Project
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar visited the Portsmouth Site last week to learn more about EM’s cleanup.
August 28, 2018
Portsmouth Non-Destructive Assay Technician Damon Horn, left, demonstrates how the lift assist of the exoskeletal device helps hold his arms in position.
Portsmouth Site Workers Evaluate ’Bionic’ Vests for Overhead Work
No, Damon Horn is not the “Six-Million-Dollar Man.” He doesn’t even try to imitate actor Lee Majors’s 1970s science fiction TV character.
August 21, 2018
Workers rehabilitated six wells used to supply water to EM’s Portsmouth Site.
Portsmouth Site Rehabilitates Well Field Water Flow
EM’s Portsmouth Site recently rehabilitated 6 water wells, restoring them to the original design performance with substantially increased flow rates.
August 15, 2018
FBP's Rob Allyn demonstrates how to use a tablet to launch the Radpiper robot. From left, EM Fellow Michael DiBono; CMU’s David Kohanbash and William “Red” Whittaker; Rod Rimando, Dir of EM’s Tech Dev Office; and FBP's Allyn and Brian Summers.
Radpiper Robots Crawl to Successful Run in Portsmouth Plant's Enrichment Pipes
The Radpipers moved at an “impressively efficient pace” — up to 10 ft/minute — within the 30-inch & 42-inch-diameter uranium enrichment process pipes.
July 31, 2018
Mid-America Conversion Services Operator Bobby Ferren, right, is pictured with EM Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Deputy Federal Project Director James Johnson at the Paducah cylinder transfer system startup.
Upgrades Allow Conversion of DUF6 From Non-Standard Cylinders
EM recently launched long-planned systems to safely handle the disposition of non-standard storage cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
July 24, 2018
Front, PPPO Manager Robert Edwards, EM Assistant Secretary Anne White, SODI Executive Director Steve Shepherd. Back, SODI Counsel Kevin Shoemaker, PPPO Deputy Manager Joel Bradburne, PPPO's Greg Simonton
Assistant Secretary White Attends Portsmouth Site Land Transfer Event, Visits EMCBC
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White signed documents at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant marking the site’s land transfer to the local community.
June 28, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
DOE Awards Contract for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Technical Support Services Acquisition
June 26, 2018
The property DOE is transferring to the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative is about 80 open acres in size, located adjacent to Perimeter Road in the southeast portion of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
Energy Department Set to Transfer First 80 Acres at Portsmouth Site to Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is moving forward to transfer the first parcel of federal property at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
May 22, 2018
The upgraded Joint Information Center is located at Miracle City Academy, a private school located just north of the Portsmouth Site.
EM Upgrades Portsmouth Emergency Management Facilities
EM Upgrades Portsmouth Emergency Management Facilities
May 1, 2018
Area residents examine a tabletop model of the Portsmouth Site at one of the recent community open houses conducted by EM and stakeholder organizations.
EM, Stakeholders Engage Community on Portsmouth Site Future Use
EM recently hosted open houses, joining stakeholder organizations in discussing with local residents various community reindustrialization efforts.
April 24, 2018
Dr. Jason Lovins with deactivation and decommissioning contractor Fluor-BWXT (left) discusses future use of EM’s Portsmouth Site with Portsmouth Mayor Kevin Johnson last week at a community open house in Scioto County, Ohio
Community Open House Series Focuses on Portsmouth Site Future Uses
Community Open House Series Focuses on Portsmouth Site Future Uses
April 24, 2018
Participants in the first monthly seasonal public site tour of 2018 at EM's former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
Portsmouth Site Kicks Off Public Tours Season
Portsmouth Site Kicks Off Public Tours Season
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 19, 2018
Portsmouth Site Tour Dates Announced for 2018
DOE has announced the availability of a limited number of monthly public tours of the Portsmouth site from April through October 2018.
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.
March 13, 2018
Wheelersburg Repeats as Champs of DOE South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl
For the second consecutive year, Wheelersburg High School won the 2018 South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl at Shawnee State University.
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.
November 21, 2017
Joel B. Bradburne Photo
Joel Bradburne is PPPO’s New Deputy Manager
Joel B. Bradburne has been promoted to deputy manager of EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO).
November 21, 2017
Workers transferred oil from the X-530 switchyard to tanker trucks in a recycling project that resulted in a gross return of approximately $72,000 to the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative to support economic development in the area.
Portsmouth Recycled Oil Project Supports Southern Ohio Economic Development
EM’s PPPO recently partnered with the local community to complete a mutually beneficial recycling project at the Portsmouth 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 17, 2017
More than 1,700 students participated in the Portsmouth Site’s Science Alliance event.
Record Number of Students Attend Portsmouth Science Alliance Event
More than 1,700 high school students from 31 southern Ohio high schools attended DOE’s Science Alliance event at Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
October 10, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently toured EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site
Secretary Rick Perry Tours Portsmouth Site D&D Projects
Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently toured EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site and received updates on deactivation and decommissioning.
September 12, 2017
Workers move a 33-ton converter. More than 1,700 similar pieces of the process gas equipment will be cut into segments and allow their steel shells to be safely placed in the Onsite Waste Disposal Facility.
EM Partners With USW to Use High Tech for Large-Scale Dismantling at Portsmouth
EM and contractor Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth are partnering with United Steelworkers to make a physically demanding and potentially hazardous job safer.
September 6, 2017
Students participating in the Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) Summary Project join EM representatives at a May 15 recognition ceremony at Piketon High School.
Students Summarize Portsmouth Site Report for Public, Learn About STEM Careers
Last month’s recognition ceremony at Piketon High, where EM officials congratulated students who worked on the Ohio Univ Student ASER Summary Project.