Operators with Fluor Federal Services, Paducah Deactivation Project drill wells during the first phase of the project to further optimize groundwater treatment.
More than 1,400 educators and students participated in the 2016 Science Alliance event at DOE's Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio, October 4-6, 2016. The interactive science fair introduces STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects to high school students and is part of DOE's comprehensive educational outreach program at the site.
Tour guide Steve Christmas of Fluor Federal Services discusses the process to enrich uranium as participants gather in the former plant’s main control room. DOE recently completed its first year of public tours at its Paducah Site, welcoming nearly 500 people from 16 states.
The 516-T, nicknamed the “spider,” included multiple conveyor belts carrying soil through a series of screens to sift bullet debris from the soil of the former outdoor firing range on the Portsmouth DOE reservation. Removing the firing range, which had been used for training by the site's protective force personnel, helps make way for a new On-Site Waste Disposal Facility at the Southern Ohio site.
A front loader dumps coal into the first of more than 700 truckloads that are transporting excess coal from DOE’s Paducah Site to buyers. The Department recently completed transferring ownership of nearly 15,000 tons of excess coal to the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) as part of an asset-sharing agreement supporting regional economic development efforts. The excess coal is a result of the site’s switching from old coal-powered boilers to five natural gas units to support site activities and heat offices during winter. Replacing the old units provides environmental benefits and future cost savings.