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Interactive communications enable the public and other stakeholders to learn about the environmental program so they can provide input.

DOE is committed to fostering meaningful public involvement in its decision-making at the site. Interactive communications enable the public and other stakeholders to learn about the environmental program so they can provide input.

Stakeholders include individuals, groups, communities, and other entities in the public and private sectors that are interested in or affected by environmental activities and decisions. Ongoing communications enhance DOE’s ability to consider the public’s interests in cleanup decisions.

DOE staff and contractor personnel engage in a variety of public outreach efforts to inform local stakeholders on plant activities. Examples include, among others, appearances with:

  • Portsmouth Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB)
  • County commissioners and other elected officials
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Community Reuse Organization (Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative)
  • General public via public meetings
  • Civic groups
  • Economic development professionals
  • Regional universities and high schools
  • Fence line neighbors

DOE also supports educational outreach through its programs including the annual Science Alliance, High School Regional Science Bowl, and the High School Annual Site Environmental Report Summary project.

Stay informed and involved by joining a tour of the site, signing up for email news and updates, following the Portsmouth SSAB activities, and viewing available online project documents.

If you would like more information about community outreach at PORTS please contact:

Greg Simonton
(740) 897-3737
greg.simonton@lex.doe.gov 

PORTSMOUTH NEWS

DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)
DOE today issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning Project
Record Number of Students Learn About Portsmouth Careers at Science Alliance
The EM Portsmouth Site’s ninth annual Science Alliance event recently drew a record number of participants from southern Ohio schools.
Portsmouth Contractor Earns Eighth Consecutive ‘STAR’ Safety Recognition
EM contractor PMA recently received DOE VPP “STAR” recognition for the eighth consecutive year on behalf of the infrastructure support workforce.
Energy Department Approves Extension of Portsmouth Site Cleanup Contract
Energy Department Approves Extension of Portsmouth Site Cleanup Contract
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SITE TOURS

Portsmouth Site Tour Dates Announced for 2018

The tours provide a close-up view of the former uranium enrichment facilities and a unique opportunity to become oriented with the history of the plant, its current activities and its future missions.

For more information or to register for a tour email Jason Lovins at jason.lovins@fbports.com or call (740) 897-2863. 

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