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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...

September 23, 2016
Intern Schubert Moffatt presents Jennifer Woodard, DOE Site Lead, with 2,583 pounds of food collected to support the DOE Feds Feed Families program.
College Students Graduate from Intern Program at DOE Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY—Seventeen college students recently graduated from a 10-week summer internship program with Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project, the U.S...

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 31, 2016
Thor Zollinger with Manta Robotics uses a rod to rotate the camera to perform the visual tank inspection with the HD camera.
DUF6 Conversion Project Uses Technology to Reduce Hazards
LEXINGTON, Ky. – EM has adopted a safer, more effective method for internal tank inspections at the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversi...
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 21, 2016
DOE Issues Sources Sought/Request for Information for Potential Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services Procu...

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought...

July 21, 2016
DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Remediation Services
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for deactivation and remediation services at the Paduc...
July 15, 2016
Eugene Waggoner poses for a portrait in the C-300 Central Control Building at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  (Story and photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project.)
Paducah DOE Site Tours Nostalgic for Former Workers

PADUCAH, Ky. – Eugene Waggoner was 29 when the first equipment began enriching uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant....

July 8, 2016
Marshall County High School AP Physics students toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site in Western Kentucky as part of an environmental report project with DOE.  (Photo by Steve Christmas, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
Students Enhance Skills on Paducah DOE Project

PADUCAH, KY— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Paducah Site is helping advanced placement (AP) physics students from Marshall County High School...

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...

June 1, 2016
A maintenance mechanic removes a filter from the lubricating oil strainer in the C-333 Building at the Department of Energy’s Paducah Site.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
Removal of Hazards Key to Deactivating DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Deactivation workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site completed a significant step toward preparing key facilities...

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...

May 16, 2016
A front loader dumps a bucket of coal into the first of more than 700 trucks that will be used to transport coal from EM's Paducah Site to buyers.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
DOE Transfers Coal to Fuel Paducah Area Economic Development

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently completed transferring ownership of nearly 15,000 tons of excess coal to the Paducah...

May 13, 2016
Tour participants stopped for a picture in the C-300 Central Control Facility at the Paducah DOE site during the inaugural community tour on April 23, 2016.  (Photo by Dylan Nichols, Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project)
DOE Hosts First Paducah Site Tours

PADUCAH, Ky. — For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting guided public tours of its Paducah Site.  Several tours are...

April 28, 2016
DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal and Announces Pre-Solicitation Conference for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Re...
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for deactivation and remediation services at the...
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
DOE Announces Public Tours of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site

PADUCAH, KY - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the opportunity for members of the community to participate in public tours of the...