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November 2, 2016
Front, left to right: Tyler Hicks and Rob Swett from DOE’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office in Lexington pack non-perishable items for donation to local food pantries.
Energy Department Workers Gather Food for Local Families in Need

LEXINGTON, Ky—Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) in Lexington, Kentucky – together with its...

October 31, 2016
Portsmouth’s X-326 Process Building.
Alternative Approach Saves Time, Money Preparing for Demolition

PIKETON, Ohio – An alternative approach to determine how much remaining uranium is in piping and equipment should reduce time safely preparing the...

October 20, 2016
More than 1,400 educators and students participated in the 2016 Science Alliance event at DOE's Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio.
Record number of students attend 8th DOE Science Alliance event

PIKETON, Ohio  ̶  More than 1,400 students and educators from 25 southern Ohio high schools participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...

September 29, 2016
Attendance Continues to Grow for 8th Portsmouth Science Alliance Event

PIKETON, Ohio  ̶  More than 1,400 students and educators are anticipated for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 8th Science Alliance event,...

September 29, 2016
DOE Awards Contract for the Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Mid-America Conversion Services, LLC for the Operation...

September 29, 2016
DOE Extends Contract to Operate Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Plants

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today announced it is extending its contract for...

August 31, 2016
Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director Dennis Carr, left, learns how to operate a FirstLook robot from Fluor-BWXT Nondestructive Assay Engineer Kevin Banks.
Robotics Challenge Aims to Enhance Worker Safety, Improve EM Cleanup - Other EM Events Set for September Focus on Safety, Technology Deve...
PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) hosted the “EM Science of Safety: Robotics Challenge” Aug. 22-25 at the P...
August 15, 2016
The 516-T, nicknamed the “spider,” included multiple conveyor belts carrying soil through a series of screens to sift bullet debris from the soil of the former outdoor firing range on the EM reservation.
EM ‘Gets the Lead Out’ Removing Portsmouth Site Outdoor Firing Range

PIKETON, Ohio – Workers removed an unusual facility to make way for a new disposal site as part of decontamination and decommissioning of the...

July 28, 2016
A teachers group organized by the Buckeye Hills Career Center prepares for a driving tour of the Portsmouth Site.
Portsmouth Site Tour Focuses on Potential Careers for High School Graduates

PIKETON, Ohio – Twenty-seven area high school teachers recently visited EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site as part of a training program...

July 1, 2016
Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth workers seal the HEUFS material into a sealed waste container.
DOE’s Portsmouth Site Disposes of Decades-Old Waste Stream

PIKETON, Ohio – Disposition of a 40-plus-year-old legacy waste at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site was completed thanks to a cooperative...

July 1, 2016
DOE Grants Funds to Ohio EPA for Portsmouth Site Cleanup Oversight

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today it has awarded a grant of approximately $3 million to the Ohio Environmental...

June 15, 2016
Larry McCandless of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth demonstrates the use of the GIS viewer.
DOE Portsmouth Site Puts Environmental Database Online

PIKETON, Ohio – Environmental sampling data at the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth Site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced...

June 15, 2016
A physical security specialist with Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC conducts a secured-area inspection as part of the contractor’s security oversight duties at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site.
Two EM Contractors Are Among Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two contractors supporting EM cleanup have been recognized with awards from DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business...

May 25, 2016
Students from Carla Evans’ Advanced Environmental Science class at Waverly High School visit Lake Hope State Park as part of educational activities included within the Ohio University Student ASER Summary Project. The summary will be distributed to stakeholders in the region this fall.
Waverly Students Prepare DOE Environmental Report Summary

PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) is an approximate 300-page, technically complex...

April 20, 2016
Workers from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth lower the last converter removed from the cell floor of Building X-326 at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. (Photo by Michelle Teeters, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth)
Removal of Process Gas Equipment Marks Portsmouth Site Cleanup Milestone

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently met a significant milestone in the Portsmouth Site (PORTS) deactivation effort by...

April 14, 2016
Richard Mayer, right, is pictured with Portsmouth Site Director Dr. Vincent Adams with a plaque commemorating Mayer’s accomplishment.
Portsmouth Site Engineer Authors Safety Standard

PIKETON, Ohio – Decontaminating and decommissioning a more than 60-year-old Cold War uranium enrichment facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous...

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
Workers from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth lower the last converter removed from the cell floor of Building X-326 at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. All process gas equipment components have been removed from the building.
EM Makes Progress Preparing Old Enrichment Plants for Demolition

PHOENIX – EM is preparing old uranium enrichment facilities in Ohio and Kentucky for eventual demolition, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO)...

March 28, 2016
Energy Department Extends Contract for Cleanup of Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract for decontamination...

March 16, 2016
Portsmouth Notre Dame captured the U.S. Department of Energy’s 4th Annual South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl title at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, on Friday, March 11, 2016.  Pictured from left to right are Judson Lilly (DOE), Greg Simonton (DOE), coach Diana March, junior Andrew Smith, sophomore Joseph Beckett, junior Jiten Patel, coach Terry Acox and junior Grant Sparks.  (Photo credit: Marlo Shepherd)
Portsmouth Notre Dame wins 2016 South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Portsmouth Notre Dame High School outlasted 37 other academic teams and captured the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 4th...

March 16, 2016
U.S. Army Battalion Tours Portsmouth Site
PIKETON, Ohio – EM recently welcomed 32 members of the U.S. Army 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne – Tactical) to tour the Portsmouth Gas...
February 11, 2016
Connie Martin performs work inside the Error Lab while trainees observe her actions for mistakes.
Portsmouth Training Exercise Helps Radiological Trainees Spot Mistakes Safely

PIKETON, Ohio – A new training exercise aims to enhance worker safety at EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site as a decontamination and...

February 11, 2016
The Portsmouth Site Specific Advisory Board was honored at the chamber’s annual dinner in January. Pictured, left to right, are Carlton Cave (Portsmouth SSAB member), Joel Bradburne (Portsmouth SSAB deputy designated federal official), Greg Simonton (Portsmouth SSAB federal coordinator), Paul Price (chamber treasurer), Gary Cooper (chamber president), Will Henderson (Portsmouth SSAB chair), Val Francis (former Portsmouth SSAB chair), Cristy Renner (Portsmouth SSAB member), Richard Snyder (former Portsmouth SSAB Chair), Sharon Manson (former Portsmouth SSAB member), Neil Leist (Portsmouth SSAB member), Julie Galloway (Portsmouth SSAB support staff), Shirley Bandy (chamber executive director and former Portsmouth SSAB member), and Gene Brushart (former Portsmouth SSAB member).
Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Portsmouth Site Specific Advisory Board
PIKETON, Ohio – The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the Portsmouth Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB) as its 2015 Organizati...
January 15, 2016
DOE Awards Contract for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Portsmouth Mission Alliance, LLC of Idaho Falls, Idaho...

December 30, 2015
Crane operator Brian Lambert of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP), DOE decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) contractor, lowers the last compressor to the operations floor recently in the X-326 uranium enrichment process building at the Portsmouth Site. The equipment removal, which is nearing completion in the X-326, includes cutting and taking out more than 7,000 separate components for off-site disposal. (Photo by Dwayne McCloskey, FBP)
DOE Releases ‘2015 Year in Review’ of Portsmouth Site

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