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

Calloway County Middle School Advances to DOE National Science Bowl
February 19, 2019
Calloway County Middle School of Murray, Kentucky, won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 15.
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DOE Science Bowl Contenders Vie to Represent West Kentucky
February 4, 2019
Gatton Academy won the DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl and will represent the area in the National Finals.
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DUF6 Conversion Project Off to Strong Start Following Improvements
January 22, 2019
EM converted 5,110 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into a more stable form from October through December last year.
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DOE Transfers Excess Paducah Site Generator to Local Community
January 17, 2019
DOE Transfers Excess Paducah Site Generator to Local Community
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