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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 24, 2017
Paducah Site Entrance
New Cleanup Contractor Begins at Paducah Site
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC (FRNP), a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., commenced work.
October 24, 2017
Marshall County High School students tour the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s C-300 Control Room as part of their Annual Site Environmental Report summary project orientation.
EM, University of Kentucky Help High Schoolers Hone Critical Skills
Local students will apply writing, analysis and critical thinking skills to translate a highly technical Paducah Site report for the public.
October 17, 2017
Personnel load a flat-bed truck for an off-site shipment.
Paducah Cleanup Contractor Surpasses 5 Million Safe Hours
EM’s prime cleanup contractor at the Paducah Site has recorded more than 5 million hours without a lost-time work injury since July 2014.
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.
October 10, 2017
Paducah Site visitors get an up-close look at the C-300 Building’s main control room.
Paducah Site Gives Public Tours to Nearly 1,000 People
Nearly 1,000 people toured the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Paducah Site during the first two seasons of public tours that began in 2016.
September 12, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry gestures during a Sept. 7 meeting with visiting members of the Paducah (Ky.) Chamber of Commerce. Seated next to the Secretary is U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky.
Paducah Community Leaders Meet with Energy Secretary Rick Perry
Paducah community leaders met with Secretary Perry and Acting EM Assistant Secretary Jim Owendoff during their annual "fly-in" to Washington D.C.
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.
August 17, 2017
Fluor’s Andy Anderson mentors Ansley Sims, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky.
Interns Try Out Future Careers at Paducah Site
Fifteen college students explored careers at EM’s gaseous diffusion plant site near Paducah, Kentucky this summer.
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 28, 2017
Two Paducah Site Contractors Receive Governor’s Safety and Health Award
Two Paducah Site Contractors Receive Governor’s Safety and Health Award
Two companies working for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) received the Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
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.
May 25, 2017
DOE Awards Contract for Continued Deactivation and Remediation of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC for the continued...

May 17, 2017
Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange delivers opening remarks during the EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs meeting in Paducah, Kentucky.
Paducah Welcomes EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs
PADUCAH, Ky. – The Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) hosted EM officials from DOE headquarters and local representatives from a set of cleanu...
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 30, 2017
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services Procurement
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Draft Request for Pr...
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 3, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Paducah Site Tours Schedule
Department of Energy Announces Paducah Site Tours Schedule

PADUCAH, KY (March 3, 2017) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today its 2017 schedule for public tours of its site near Paducah, Ky.  Tour...

February 28, 2017
Mid-America Conversion Services assumed operations of EM’s DUF6 conversion facilities in Paducah, Ky. (shown above) and Portsmouth, Ohio on Feb. 1.
MCS Begins Operations of EM’s DUF6 Plants

There’s a new management team at EM's two depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities, with Mid-America Conversion Services (MCS)...

February 28, 2017
Elizabeth Wyatt, mechanical engineer and senior technical advisor for Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project, helps Ballard County Middle School students understand groundwater and water sampling.
EM Takes STEM Education on the Road

PADUCAH, Ky. – Thanks to groundwater experts with EM’s Paducah Site deactivation and remediation contractor, local middle school students enjoy an...