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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.

December 13, 2012
Cornell’s 2009 Silo House is now a private residence on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. | Photo courtesy of Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Solar Decathlon Homes -- They’re Not Just for Show

Have you ever wondered what happens to Solar Decathlon Houses after the competition? We explore where some of the houses are now.

December 3, 2012
EM’s Paducah site launched a new geographic mapping tool that provides environmental sampling data for use by the public on the Internet.
EM's Paducah Site Brings Environmental Data to Public on Web

PADUCAH, Ky. – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Paducah site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the Internet.

September 1, 2012
Pictured here are railcars carrying tanks of hydrofluoric acid for shipment from the Portsmouth site to Solvay Fluorides for industrial use.
Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Delivering Economic Benefit to U.S.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The company that operates DOE’s depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities marked a milestone in September when it shipped the one millionth gallon of hydrofluoric acid.

August 30, 2012
Energy efficiency upgrades -- such as geothermal heating and cooling, nanogel-filled windows, and lighting sensors -- will help the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research reduce energy use and save money. | Photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky.
Research Laboratory Experiments with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

University of Kentucky celebrates the completion of its new energy-efficient research space just in time for the new school year.

August 23, 2012
Building Removal Ongoing at DOE’s Paducah Site

PADUCAH, KY – Work is ongoing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) to raze a 65,000-square-foot facility known as the C-340 Metals Plant, which was used to make uranium metal during the Cold War.

August 1, 2012
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars pose before boarding a bus during their Paducah site visit this summer.
Paducah Site Hosts Governor’s Scholars Visit

PADUCAH, Ky. – Nineteen of Kentucky’s brightest teenagers visited the Paducah site this summer to learn more about environmental cleanup and waste management.