PPPO Stakeholder Outreach

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Public participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to provide input on decisions that affect their communities and our nation.

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Public participation provides a means for the U.S. Department of Energy to gather a diverse collection of opinions, perspectives, and values from the broadest spectrum of the public, enabling the Department to make more informed decisions. Public participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to provide input on decisions that affect their communities. As we complete long-standing projects and begin new cleanup initiatives, it is important to collaborate with our neighbors and partners to ensure our cleanup projects are executed efficiently and in the best interests of the U.S. Department of Energy and our communities.

We strive to maintain a strong, cooperative relationship with local residents, municipalities, and stakeholders. We provide numerous avenues to foster a knowledgeable community that understands the vision, projects, and complexities surrounding our cleanup activities.


DOE partners with government agencies and educational institutions that provide independent, impartial, and qualified assessment of cleanup activities and offer independent technical considerations and recommendations on problems facing the environmental restoration and re-use at the Sites.

DOE works with designated Community Reuse Organizations to identify reuse options at the sites.

Site Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards were created to involve stakeholders more directly in DOE EM cleanup decisions. When stakeholders share their opinions by becoming involved in clean-up discussions, federal decision-makers and cleanup activities are improved. Public input helps agencies to make decisions that are cost-effective, community-specific and environmentally sound, which lead to faster, safer cleanups. 


Heath Middle School Students Win DOE Science Bowl T-Shirt Design Contest
January 16, 2020
Heath Middle School students receive a $500 check for their school for winning the official T-Shirt design contest for the regional science bowl.
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Paducah Site Contractor Named One of America’s Safest Companies
January 14, 2020
The environment health and safety magazine has named EM’s prime infrastructure contractor at the Paducah Site as one of America’s Safest Companies.
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Paducah Site Cleanup Workers Achieve One Million Safe Work Hours
January 7, 2020
Deactivation and remediation workers with FRNP recently surpassed one million work hours without a lost-time accident or illness.
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Cleanup Advances as First Cold Trap Leaves Paducah Site
November 26, 2019
Workers recently made progress in the deactivation and remediation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
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