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The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) was constructed in 1952 to produce enriched uranium, initially for the nation’s nuclear weapons program and later for nuclear fuel for commercial power plants. The plant is owned by the Department of Energy (DOE), which oversees environmental cleanup activities at the site, including environmental remediation, waste management, depleted uranium conversion, and decontamination and decommissioning. From 1993 to 2013, the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) leased plant facilities to conduct gaseous diffusion operations. In October 2014, USEC returned the facilities to the DOE Environmental Management (EM) program for cleanup and disposition.


Paducah Environmental Remediation
The goal of the Environmental Cleanup Program is to evaluate and take appropriate actions to ensure protection of human health and the environment....
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Paducah Citizens Advisory Board
The Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) provides informed, independent advice and recommendations to DOE regarding environmental restoration, was...
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Paducah Site Future Use
DOE has been actively pursuing the environmental cleanup goals at Paducah and Portsmouth sites since 1989. After environmental cleanup activities ...
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Paducah Educational Outreach

DOE supports efforts that encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. DOE Paducah encourages site...

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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.
June 20, 2018
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DOE Kicks Off Paducah Site Summer Internship Program
Twelve college students are participating in this year’s Summer Internship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Site.
June 15, 2018
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Bowling Green Students Enjoy National Science Bowl Experience
Four students from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, Ky., recently competed at DOE's National Science Bowl.
June 8, 2018
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Lone Oak Middle School Students Compete at National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Five students from Paducah’s Lone Oak Middle School (LOMS) recently competed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl.
June 8, 2018
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