Workers at DOE's Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site are using "pups" -- reusable blue overpacks that weigh about 360 pounds -- to safely ship a unique form of waste for disposal.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) knowledge is critical to DOE's environmental cleanup and decommissioning work at nuclear facilities. Workers from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site are reaching out to young people to reveal how fun and interesting their future careers can be if they pursue these fields of study.
More than 30 percent of the X-326 building process equipment was removed in 2014.
A Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership class recently toured the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site, including (pictured) the C-300 Central Control Facility. The plant’s center for operations, the facility monitors, coordinates, and controls critical plant processes.
PPPO Paducah site lead Jennifer Woodard discusses electrical resistance heating as part of the trichloroethene remediation at the C-400 groundwater contamination source with David Klaus, DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance (right), during a recent site visit by senior DOE officials.