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.

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.

Partnerships

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. 

PPPO News

Paducah Site Launches Advanced Rescue Training for Firefighters
December 11, 2018
The fire services team at EM’s Paducah Site recently conducted vehicle extrication training courses at the site.
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Energy Department Approves Extension of Paducah Site Infrastructure Support Services Contract
November 29, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract with Swift & Staley Inc.
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Infrastructure Improvements Enhance Paducah Safety, Sustainability
November 20, 2018
EM recently completed several infrastructure improvements aimed at ensuring safety, health, & security at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
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DOE Releases Request for Information/Sources Sought for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D)
November 14, 2018
DOE today issued a Request for Information/Sources Sought for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning Project
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