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.
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Paducah Site Engineer Turns Challenges into OpportunitiesLearn More
October 29, 2019
Paducah Site Engineer Turns Challenges into Opportunities
Paducah Site Boilers to Help Fire Up Regional Job GrowthLearn More
September 24, 2019
EM’s Paducah Site recently transferred two 650-horsepower package boilers to the Paducah Area Community.
Paducah Site Visit Inspires Boys and Girls Club Members to Pursue Site CareersLearn More
August 13, 2019
During a visit, the club members learned about the history of the Paducah Site and met with site managers and workers to understand various careers.