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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,...

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...

October 26, 2015
Students try their hands at arranging items in glove boxes during the Sixth Annual Science Alliance at the DOE Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio.  The three-day event included several contests for hundreds of attendees while providing an immersive learning experience.
Science Alliance Reveals STEM Pathways to the Future

PIKETON, Ohio—A record 1,255 high school juniors participated recently in the Department of Energy’s Sixth Annual Science Alliance event at the...

July 7, 2015
Plan Approved for Waste Disposition at DOE’s Portsmouth Site
Plan Approved for Waste Disposition at DOE’s Portsmouth Site
Ohio EPA and DOE agree upon a plan for the disposition of more than two million cubic yards of waste.
June 2, 2015
Portsmouth News
School science project ‘demystifies’ Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site recently visited a group of local high school students.
March 17, 2015
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New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date
New website will keep Portsmouth, Paducah Site stakeholders up to date
March 13, 2015
DOE Regional Coordinator Greg Simonton (left), and Chillicothe High School coach Joshua Queen join members of the Regional-winning Chillicothe High School Science Bowl team. (Left to right) Dylan Crisp, Matthew Wagner, Noah Wright-Piekarski, Claire Schmitt and Keegan Francis.
Chillicothe High School wins 2015 South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl

UPDATED May 5, 2015 with National Science Bowl results....

September 15, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy and contractor staff prepare shipments of food to local pantries as part of the Portsmouth Site’s 2014 Feds Feed Families effort.
DOE Employees, Contractors Donate More than 15,500 Pounds of Food

PIKETON, Ohio ̶ As part of the federal government’s Feds Feed Families campaign, employees at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant donated 15,681...

June 20, 2014
Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site Lead Joel Bradburne, left, is pictured with faculty, staff and students of Eastern High School during an ASER Summary Project recognition ceremony conducted recently at the high school.  Bradburne applauded the students' work and said the project puts them among the Portsmouth site's most informed stakeholders.
Environmental Report Project Transforms Students into Informed Stakeholders

A group of Eastern High School students is helping the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provide important information to the public while learning...

May 20, 2014
Pictured are members of the Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team, including: (Left to right) Joe Moore, Bob Anderson, Stephanie Puckett, Matt Vick, Lisa Burns, Vince Adams, Stephanie McLaughlin, Frank Johnston, and Ron Shelato.  Team members Roger Steckel, Russell McCallister, Roger Coats, Jeff Stone, and Mandy Mayo are not shown.
Energy Department’s Portsmouth Site Recognized for Environmentally Friendly Practices

PIKETON, Ohio ̶ The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site with two awards for environmental...

February 21, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2014 Dates for Public Tours of Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

PIKETON, OH – Interested in seeing what’s behind the security gates at the Department of Energy’s former uranium enrichment facilities in Piketon,...

September 28, 2012
DOE Site Lead Joel Bradburne, Site Director Dr. Vince Adams and Science Alliance team member John Zangri of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth join students in watching one of the presentations during the Science Alliance held Sept. 25-26 at the DOE Portsmouth Site in Piketon.
About 900 High School Students, Educators Attend Third Annual DOE Science Alliance

PIKETON, OH – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) welcomed about 900 high school juniors and educators for its third annual Science Alliance, a...