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February 19, 2019
Pictured left to right: Calloway County Middle School students Isaac Martin, Drake Calhoon and Emma Arnett work together to answer questions during the final match of the DOE Regional Science Bowl.
Calloway County Middle School Advances to DOE National Science Bowl
Calloway County Middle School of Murray, Kentucky, won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 15.
February 4, 2019
Gatton Academy Wins DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl.
DOE Science Bowl Contenders Vie to Represent West Kentucky
Gatton Academy won the DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl and will represent the area in the National Finals.
January 22, 2019
PPPO Manager Robert Edwards, shaking hands with Mid-America Conversion Services Union Safety Representative Jeremy Bates & personnel at EM’s Portsmouth Site for a group photo to commemorate all seven DUF6 Conversion Project production lines in operation.
DUF6 Conversion Project Off to Strong Start Following Improvements
EM converted 5,110 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into a more stable form from October through December last year.
January 17, 2019
Paducah DOE Site workers prepare to load a Caterpillar SR4 diesel generator that was transferred to PACRO.
DOE Transfers Excess Paducah Site Generator to Local Community
DOE Transfers Excess Paducah Site Generator to Local Community
January 16, 2019
Pictured from left: Calloway County High School Science Bowl coach Erica Gray, Science Bowl Coordinator Steve Christmas, student Mark Thang, DOE Science Bowl Coordinator Buz Smith, and Calloway Principal Chris King.
Calloway High School Student Wins Design Contest for West Kentucky DOE Science Bowl
Mark Thang of Calloway County High School was recently named winner of the 2019 West Kentucky DOE Science Bowl t-shirt design contest.
January 8, 2019
Equipment for the criticality accident alarm system (shown above) was permanently shut off in the C-400 Cleaning Building.
EM Reaches Milestone in Deactivation of Paducah’s C-400 Building
Workers have cleaned up legacy materials in the C-400 Cleaning Building at EM’s Paducah Site.
December 18, 2018
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership employee Elizabeth Wyatt teaches students how to “don” and “doff” personal protective equipment.
Paducah Site Workers Educate Girls About STEM Careers
More than 120 students recently took part in an interactive learning space hosted by EM’s PPPO deactivation and remediation contractor.
December 11, 2018
Fire Chief Darrell Howard, left, and Jake Mason stabilize rescue mannequins during a vehicle extrication simulation.
Paducah Site Launches Advanced Rescue Training for Firefighters
The fire services team at EM’s Paducah Site recently conducted vehicle extrication training courses at the site.
November 29, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
Energy Department Approves Extension of Paducah Site Infrastructure Support Services Contract
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract with Swift & Staley Inc.
November 20, 2018
Railcars await shipments scheduled to depart the Paducah Site where extensive repairs and maintenance ensure continued rail availability.
Infrastructure Improvements Enhance Paducah Safety, Sustainability
EM recently completed several infrastructure improvements aimed at ensuring safety, health, & security at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
November 14, 2018
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)
DOE today issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning Project
October 30, 2018
Students at the Portsmouth Site Science Alliance event meet with representatives from regional universities.
Record Number of Students Learn About Portsmouth Careers at Science Alliance
The EM Portsmouth Site’s ninth annual Science Alliance event recently drew a record number of participants from southern Ohio schools.
October 16, 2018
Portsmouth Mission Alliance United Steelworkers (USW) presents the latest Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certificate at the Portsmouth Site flagpole where the VPP STAR flag flies for the eighth consecutive year.
Portsmouth Contractor Earns Eighth Consecutive ‘STAR’ Safety Recognition
EM contractor PMA recently received DOE VPP “STAR” recognition for the eighth consecutive year on behalf of the infrastructure support workforce.
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 11, 2018
David K. Homra III, a risk management specialist with Kim Homra Insurance Agency, and Frances L. Johnson, vice president of governmental affairs for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, are the new members of the Paducah CAB.
Two Added, Three Returned to Paducah Citizens Advisory Board
The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management recently appointed two new members and reappointed three others to the Paducah CAB.
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 31, 2018
Sprocket Director Jimi Gwinn, right, uses circuit boards to teach Paducah students Chris McVickers, left, and Miya Patterson about computer technology.
EM Donation Gives New Life to Old Computer Equipment
Brandon Hall recently read about Sprocket, Inc., a nonprofit makerspace, needing pre-owned circuit boards for an upcoming student technology project.
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.
June 20, 2018
The injured owl rests in the arms of Swift & Staley Operations and Maintenance Manager Kyle Gore.
DOE Paducah Site Contractor Gives a ‘Hoot’ Rescuing Injured Owl
A recent call to Swift & Staley, DOE's Paducah infrastructure support services contractor, alerted staff that an injured owl had been found.