Project News

EM Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto recently visited EM’s Portsmouth and Paducah sites to review cleanup progress.Regalbuto and senior headquarters officials toured the former gaseous diffusion plants and the two depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facilities, and met with federal and contractor personnel,... Read More
For more than 60 years, 60 electrical distribution transformers supplied some of the power to enrich uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP).   Each transformer supplied enough electricity to power four 3,000-horsepower motors, which is equivalent to providing electricity to 6,300 average size homes.   The... Read More
Heavy equipment operators safely demolished the first of 12 inactive facilities set for removal in coming months as part of EM’s ongoing Paducah Site cleanup. More than 500 facilities will be addressed over the life of the cleanup, 32 of which have already been demolished. Most recently, EM deactivation contractor Fluor Paducah Deactivation... Read More
“2015 has been a pivotal year at the Paducah Site. Now that we have successfully transitioned the gaseous diffusion plant from NRC oversight to DOE oversight and DOE has the entire site back for the first time in almost 20 years, major deactivation activities are under way to prepare the site for future decontamination and decommissioning. We are... Read More
EM is reaching out to public middle schools in the City of Paducah and McCracken and Ballard counties to encourage local students to study science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Volunteers from the Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project, in cooperation with EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office(PPPO), give local sixth-grade... Read More