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April 1, 2012
Mentor Jim Erickson of the LATA Kentucky team shows Heath Middle School sixth grader 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

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.

September 13, 2011
CX-006798: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program: Activity 4 - Government Building Demonstration Projects
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/13/2011
Location(s): Louisville, Kentucky
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

September 6, 2011
16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S.

Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

August 1, 2011
CX-006286: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of Advanced Systems for Preprocessing and Characterizing Coal-Biomass Mixtures
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 08/01/2011
Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky
Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

July 15, 2011
UF6 piping deactivation
The black inlet hose is attached to a negative air machine that allows Feed Plant cleanup workers to safely deactivate uranium hexafluoride (UF6) piping, seen at right of the lift supporting the crew.
Recovery Act Investment Accelerates Cleanup Work at DOE’s Paducah Site

Paducah, KY - A significant part of the C-410 Feed Plant complex at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site has been demolished thanks to ongoing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act work.

June 29, 2011
CX-006121: Categorical Exclusion Determination

University Energy Education Curriculum Project (UEECP)
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11
Date: 06/29/2011
Location(s): Richmond, Kentucky
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory