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. Commercial enrichment was conducted under lease from 1993 until 2013 when operations ceased and the gaseous diffusion facilities were returned to the DOE Environmental Management (EM) program. EM has conducted extensive cleanup activities at the site since the late 1980s and is currently deactivating the returned plant facilities while continuing the aggressive remediation program being managed by its Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office.
Pipe Crawling Robot Helps Paducah Prepare for Demolition
December 5, 2023
Identifying which sections of piping to be removed from the C-333 Process Building at EM’s Paducah Site can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.Learn more
Paducah Site Showcases Careers at STEM 4 Girls Event
November 21, 2023
As women account for about half of U.S. workers in the fields of math and physical science, EM’s Paducah Site continues to ensure young girls are exposed to opportunities in such STEM fields.Learn more
Contractors Share Paducah Site Job Opportunities with Over 800 Students
November 14, 2023
Contractors at EM’s Paducah Site recently teamed up to highlight career opportunities available at the site during the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce WKY (West Kentucky) Launch Experience.Learn more
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