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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. 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.

Programs

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 encourages students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields, including through efforts highlighted on this page.
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News

Paducah Site Engineer Turns Challenges into Opportunities
October 29, 2019
Paducah Site Engineer Turns Challenges into Opportunities
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Workers Clear One of Paducah Site’s Largest Storage Yards
October 1, 2019
Workers Clear One of Paducah Site’s Largest Storage Yards
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Paducah Site Boilers to Help Fire Up Regional Job Growth
September 24, 2019
EM’s Paducah Site recently transferred two 650-horsepower package boilers to the Paducah Area Community.
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Paducah Site Visit Inspires Boys and Girls Club Members to Pursue Site Careers
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.
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