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Independent Oversight Assessment, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office - May 2012

May 2012

Assessment of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Conduct of Operations Oversight of the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Plants

This report provides the results of an independent assessment of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office oversight of conduct of operations at DOE's depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plants.  The assessment was performed March 12-16, 2012, by the DOE Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The Independent Oversight assessment focused on project office's oversight of the identification, evaluation, analysis, transmittal, and closure of issues related to conduct of operations at the DUF6 plants at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky.