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May 24, 2012
Department of Energy Cites LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC for Worker Safety and Health and Nuclear Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky.

May 14, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management Dave Huizenga, right, and Portsmouth-Paducah Project Office Manager Bill Murphie listen as UK College of Design graduate student Nate Owings, foreground, explains a Paducah site model. The model was displayed at the EM Site- Specific Advisory Board Chairs Meeting in Paducah, where Huizenga spoke April 18.
Students Imagine Paducah Site as Technical, Industrial Hub

PADUCAH, Ky. – University of Kentucky (UK) College of Design students envision the Paducah site as a thriving, multiple-use area in the future.

May 1, 2012
This cylinder hauler at Paducah’s Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services plant delivers the first of DOE’s 14-ton depleted uranium cylinders to USEC for re-enrichment as part 
of a five-party agreement that is extending enrichment operations at the 60-year-old plant for another year, delaying increased costs at the site for DOE.
Paducah Plant Begins Enrichment Operations after Five Parties Strike Agreement

PADUCAH, Ky. – On this Friday, June 1, the first of about 1,100 14-ton cylinders filled with depleted uranium tails will be re-fed into the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, officially marking the start of a project that will extend enrichment operations there for a year.

April 25, 2012
Old trailers that had sat for decades in the southwestern part of the Paducah site were cut up and placed in containers so that the debris could be placed in the site’s industrial landfill.
Cost-Efficient Work Rids Paducah Site of Old Facilities

PADUCAH, Ky. – Workers have been removing old storage trailers and large metal containers from the Paducah site at no extra cost to taxpayers as a result of about $150,000 in labor efficiencies and other savings in the work scope of cleanup contractor LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky.

April 4, 2012
Innovative Project Helps Refloat a Local Industry

As their industry took a turn for the worse a few years ago, houseboat manufacturers teamed up with local government and the University of Kentucky -- and are now using green building technologies to build small, energy efficient houses.

April 1, 2012
Mentor Jim Erickson of the LATA Kentucky team shows Heath Middle School sixthgrader Ian Morgan how to use red cabbage to indicate if a watery solution is acidic, basic, or neutral.
Heath Middle School Science Students Study Environmental Issue at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – Twenty-six of Heath Middle School’s brightest science students spent the 2011-12 school year helping DOE try to resolve a real environmental issue at the Paducah site.

April 1, 2012
Deep soil mixing at the Paducah site will involve a large-diameter auger like this one.
Southwest Plume Cleanup at Paducah Site to Start by Summer 2013

PADUCAH, Ky. – DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection have reached a milestone toward the objective of reducing groundwater contamination at Paducah site.

January 17, 2012
CX-007526: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Kentucky-County-Kenton
CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1
Date: 01/17/2012
Location(s): Kentucky
Offices(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

January 4, 2012
CX-007544: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Demonstration of Variable Speed Permanent Magnet Generator at Small, Low-Head Hydro Site
CX(s) Applied: A9, B2.2, B5.15, B5.25
Date: 01/04/2012
Location(s): Kentucky
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

November 1, 2011
First cylinder enters plant.
Paducah and Portsmouth Sites Advance Operations at DUF6 Plants

Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services (BWCS) began work at the Paducah and Portsmouth sites in March with the goal of making two depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plants fully operational.