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October 30, 2013
Workers drill holes for installation of electrodes as part of a heating system to help clean up contamination.
Groundwater Cleanup Progresses at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – A belowground heating system is helping to clean up the leading source of groundwater contamination at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

September 12, 2013
The Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology team's 10-month design process resulted in their unique design -- a house made of two prefab modules and canopies that run on a system of rails. | Photo courtesy of SCI-Arc/Caltech.
Solar Decathlon 2013: Designing the Houses of Today

In our next installment in the Solar Decathlon 2013 blog series, we explore how teams tackle the design process.

September 6, 2013
Community Action Committee Senior/Social/Transit Assistant Program Director Pamela Crawford unloads pantry donations from EM’s Portsmouth site employees. | Photos courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management.
EM's Portsmouth Site Donations Lead to Food Pantry Reopening

As part of the annual Feds Feeds Families initiative, an Office of Environmental Management field office contributed enough food to a local pantry to reopen it for families in need.

August 27, 2013
The first five-car section of demolition debris from the C-340 Metals Plant leaves July 15 from the Paducah site.
Paducah Demolition Debris Shipped for Disposition

PADUCAH, Ky. – Twenty-eight rail cars filled with debris from a major demolition project under the EM program at the Paducah site have been delivered to an offsite disposal facility.

July 31, 2013
Members of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board helped create the book, The Story of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Megawatts to Megatons to Megawatts. They believe the stories of plant workers are important to preserve for future generations.
Paducah Community Chronicles Site History in New Book

PADUCAH, Ky. – Members of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) spearheaded the publication of a new book that captures the history of EM’s Paducah site.

June 18, 2013
With the help of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Mammoth Cave National Park was the first National Park fleet to use 100 percent alternative fuel. The Global Electric Motorcar (pictured above) is used by park rangers who need to travel between the Mammoth Cave Campground and the Visitor Center area. | Photo courtesy of Victor Peek Photography.
Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell

As part of the blog series celebrating Clean Cities' 20th anniversary, we interviewed Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell to learn how she is helping transition Kentucky off oil.

May 30, 2013
Cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
Milestones Keep DUF6 Plants Moving Ahead

PADUCAH, Ky. – The depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plants in Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Ky., celebrated two significant milestones this year.

May 8, 2013
Steve Hampson of the University of Kentucky, left to right, West Kentucky Community & Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey, Paducah Junior College Board of Trustees member Ken Wheeler and Buz Smith of the DOE Paducah Site Office examine a DOE Paducah Site groundwater model exhibit at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Emerging Technology Center.
Community College Highlights Paducah Site Groundwater Model

PADUCAH, Ky. – Three-dimensional models showing EM’s groundwater cleanup progress at the Paducah site are on display at a cutting-edge technology building on Paducah’s community college campus.

February 28, 2013
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, state energy and extension staff are teaching farmers to use modern sensors to improve irrigation management. In this picture, Darrel Siekman and Gary Zoubek install Watermark Sensors and a data logger. | Photo courtesy of the University of Nebraska.
Energy Department and USDA Partner to Support Energy Efficiency in Rural Communities

Partnering with USDA, the Energy Department has created the State Energy Extension Partnership to equip America’s farm families and rural small businesses with the efficiency tools, resources and training needed to reduce energy costs.

February 21, 2013
The Metals Plant is shown before workers removed panels from the structure ln 2012.
Workers Demolish Metals Plant at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – EM cleanup efforts at the Paducah site progressed this month with the demolition of one of the site’s most contaminated structures.