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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.
August 31, 2017
Workers removed the two 2,000-pound containers of liquid chlorine at the X-611 Water Treatment Facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Portsmouth Site Water Treatment System Upgrade to Improve Safety, Efficiency
EM recently modernized a 60-year-old treatment process at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, improving the safety and cost-effectiveness.
August 17, 2017
Participants in the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) demonstration gather behind PipeDream.
EM Looks to Bring PipeDream Robot to Life in Portsmouth Site Cleanup
An EM-led collaborative project is exploring using a robot to drive through several hundred miles of pipes at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
August 17, 2017
From left: Jim and Helen Courson and Roy Landberg.
Portsmouth Site Tour Serves as Reunion for 17 Family Members
A recent public tour of EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant may have seemed more like a reunion for 17 members of the Kielmar family.
July 3, 2017
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Proposals for Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS)
DOE today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS) acquisition.
June 15, 2017
Officials from Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office and Portsmouth Mission Alliance gather to sign the partnering agreement.
PPPO, Infrastructure Contractor Sign Partnering Agreement
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and Portsmouth Mission Alliance (PMA) signed a partnering agreement May 24, 2017.
April 27, 2017
Workers lower process gas equipment from a cell for analysis and packaging.
Portsmouth Site Reaches Key Deactivation Milestone

PIKETON, Ohio – EM’s Portsmouth Site and cleanup contractor Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) recently finished deactivating the first floor unit of the...

March 23, 2017
The winning Science Bowl team from Wheelersburg High School displays their victory banner immediately following the South Central Ohio Regional competition.  Pictured (left to right) are: DOE Regional Coordinator Greg Simonton, team captain Jacob Lewis, Gus Shoemaker, Aaron Bundy, coach Paul Boll, and Quin Whitley.
Wheelersburg High School captures 5th Annual DOE South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl Title

PIKETON, Ohio — Wheelersburg High School underclassmen Jacob Lewis, Quin Whitley, Aaron Bundy and Gus Shoemaker called themselves the school’s “B...

March 6, 2017
DOE’s 5th Annual South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl set for March 10

PIKETON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 5th Annual South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017...

February 14, 2017
The nearly 150 people in attendance filled the meeting space at Piketon High School.
Large Crowd Turns Out for Public Update on Portsmouth Site Cleanup Progress

PIKETON, Ohio – With nearly 150 people in attendance, EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant recently marked one of the largest turnouts for a...