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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....

February 27, 2015
Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science won the 2015 West Kentucky Regional High School Science Bowl competition in Paducah. Pictured, Gatton team captain Ben Guthrie (middle) discusses a question with teammate Bryan Carlson.
Gatton Academy Wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

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

February 6, 2015
1st Place Henderson County North Middle School, from left: (Top) Deegan Lawrence, Coach Chris Fifer and D.J. Banks. (Bottom) Luke Payne, Alex Chandler and Nick Cissell (not pictured).
Henderson County North Middle School wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl

PADUCAH, Ky. – Henderson County North Middle School won the U.S. Department of Energy’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 6, 2015 during...

January 27, 2015
Herb Tyler, David Cassibry, and Roger Nelson review items for characterization. (Photo by Dylan Nichols, LATA Kentucky)
Warehouse Cleanup Project Completed at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Work to remove and dispose of waste from two sections of an old warehouse at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site is...

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...

July 1, 2014
Mark Duff (LATA KY), Christa Dailey (Pro2Serve), Jennifer Woodard (DOE) and Kelly Layne (LATA KY) with an American flag constructed of donated food.
DOE, Contractors Gather Food for Less Fortunate

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Paducah contractors are collecting food and personal hygiene items to help restock the...

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 30, 2014
Energy Department Selects New Paducah Site Lead

PADUCAH, Kentucky – The Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Jennifer...

May 30, 2014
The academic team from Portsmouth Notre Dame High School recently competed in the 2014 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.  Team members, from left to right, are senior Scott Warren, junior Colin Haskins, junior Bobby Morris, senior Jessica Schmidt and senior Will Haney.  In the back row are, from left to right, U.S. Department of Energy representative Greg Simonton, Notre Dame Coach Matt Mader and Joel Bradburne, DOE representative and Site Lead at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  Notre Dame earned a berth in the national event after winning the South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl on March 7, 2014, at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Notre Dame competes at National Science Bowl

Although the Portsmouth Notre Dame High School academic team did not win a match at the National Science Bowl in April, coach Matt Mader said he...

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...

April 29, 2014
Calloway County High School's Mia Beth Morehead, coach, Landon Fike, Cody Bergman, Sam Morehead, Josh Betts, and Hudson Elliott from Murray, Kentucky, pose for a team photo during the 2014 National Science Bowl competition, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Calloway Makes Sweet 16, Lone Oak Competes in DOE National Science Bowl

Calloway County High School advanced to the Sweet 16 in academic competition among nearly 70 high schools at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2014...

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,...

November 27, 2013
Energy Department Selects Global Laser Enrichment for Future Operations at Paducah Site

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will open negotiations with Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of...

May 8, 2013
The Calloway County Middle School team poses in front of the White House. Students also visited the Smithsonian Institution and the  National Archives. From left are Marshall Thompson, Joza Mikulcik, Michael Okuda, Claire Umstead, and Chauncy Roberts.
Calloway, Gatton Succeed at DOE National Science Bowl

Calloway County Middle School of Murray finished 7th in engineering design for its lithium ion battery-powered car at the Department of Energy’s...

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...

August 24, 2012
Paducah Cooperative Ministry Executive Director Heidi Suhrheinrich throws a baseball as DOE’s Mark Allen sits above the dunking tank.
DOE Dunking Booth Helps Paducah Charities
PADUCAH, KY – The Department of Energy (DOE) and its Paducah contractors have raised nearly $1,100 to help restock the shelves of six Paducah ser...
August 1, 2012
DOE Workshop Gauges Paducah Plant Interest
PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) is completing a two-day Industry Interest Workshop today...
June 19, 2012
A black Lab awaits his handler’s signal to retrieve a duck during field trials in late March in the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
New Signs Direct Recreational Use of Land at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – New signs are intended to help the public understand the expanded use of public recreational and hunting activities on 1,986 acres of...

May 4, 2012
From left, Sam Morehead, Martin Mikulcik, Jaewon Kang, Bobbi Brashear, and Claire Umstead show off their lithium-ion battery-powered car at the DOE National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. The Calloway County Middle School team finished in the top six nationally in model car design.
Calloway Middle School Honored at DOE National Science Bowl, Lone Oak Competes Among High Schools

PADUCAH, KY – Calloway County Middle School won the Civility Award and was named one of the top six battery-powered model car design teams at the...

April 26, 2012
DOE-EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga, right, and DOE Paducah Site Lead Reinhard Knerr look at a three-dimensional model of the Paducah Site’s groundwater system. University of Kentucky College of Design students assembled the model for the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board. The model was displayed at the Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs Meeting in Paducah, where Huizenga spoke April 18.
DOE's Top Environmental Cleanup Official Visits Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – Cost-efficiency is a top priority as the Department of Energy makes challenging decisions on how to best use environmental cleanup...

November 1, 2011
Heavy equipment demolishes the last part of the eastern third of the C-410 Feed Plant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site. In October, DOE cleanup contractor
LATA Kentucky reached a milestone of a million hours since mid-November 2010 without a lost workday case due to illness or injury.
Department of Energy’s Paducah Site Reaches Million-Hour Safety Milestone

PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site has reached a million hours of safe work toward completing cleanup objectives to reduce...

October 26, 2011
Brandon Henderson checks a pump in the water treatment facility at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The former Recovery Act engineer now works for the U.S. Enrichment Corp.
Recovery Act Creates Jobs, Accelerates Cleanup at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – Over the past three years, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) touched nearly 1,000 lives at the U.S. Department of...

October 20, 2011
Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Fully Operational at the Portsmouth and Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Sites

When Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services took over the DUF6 Project on March 29 of this year, the company had one thing in mind: Bring all...