Project News

Five modern, modular steam boilers have replaced three larger coal-fired boilers that comprised the steam plant at EM’s Paducah Site. Moving to the more energy-efficient equipment is anticipated to save energy and maintenance dollars that can be invested elsewhere at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP). The environmentally... Read More
While EM’s Paducah Site is preparing its gaseous diffusion plant (GDP) facilities for future decontamination and decommissioning, optimization of the site’s utilities and other infrastructure to meet current and future needs will provide cost savings that can be invested back into the plant.The GDP, which ceased production operations in May 2013,... Read More
The Analytical Laboratory at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site recently reopened to support the new deactivation mission to prepare the site for future decontamination and decommissioning. The laboratory operated for more than 60 years until it was closed after commercial uranium enrichment operations at the site ceased in 2013.... Read More
Encouraging student interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is critical to meeting EM’s future challenges related to environmental cleanup and decontaminating and decommissioning nuclear facilities.   That’s why EM and its contractors at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site collaborate... Read More
More than 30 local business leaders in the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class recently toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. “For more than 60 years, this plant served a vital purpose of enriching uranium for nuclear defense and energy needs,” said Jennifer Woodard, Paducah site lead for the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (... Read More