February 5, 2024
EM’s Paducah Site recently celebrated the startup of a first-of-a-kind scanning facility to ensure equipment removal from massive process buildings are properly prepared for safe and compliant disposal. After undergoing a thorough review and demonstration, the Large Item Neutron Assay System (LINAS) is now operational. The project team successfully scanned and measured the first process gas equipment removed from the C-333 Process ... Read More
January 9, 2024
How do you prepare to demolish a 1-million-square-foot facility? One piece at a time. Last month, crews at EM’s Paducah Site reached a significant deactivation milestone, starting converter segmentation at the C-333 Process Building, one of four massive process buildings slated to be demolished during the site’s environmental cleanup. During deactivation of the C-333 Process Building, more than 500 pieces of large process gas ... Read More
December 19, 2023
The Paducah Site recently met an DOE EM 2023 priority ahead of schedule with the safe and successful disposal of over 1 million pounds of R-114 refrigerant, an environmental hazard stored at the site. Removing that amount of R-114 refrigerant from the environment has an impact equal to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from taking about 10,000 vehicles off the road each year. “For the third year, Paducah Site has risen to this ... Read More
December 5, 2023
Identifying which sections of piping to be removed from the C-333 Process Building at DOE’s Paducah Site can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. With more than 20 miles of piping, some of which is as large as 42 inches in diameter, the Paducah project team recently deployed a new tool to improve the efficiency of visually inspecting sections of piping: a robotic pipe crawler. Piping can contain deposits from past ... Read More
November 21, 2023
As women account for about half of U.S. workers in the fields of math and physical science, DOE’s Paducah Site continues to ensure young girls are exposed to opportunities in such STEM fields. That’s why employees from Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP), the deactivation and remediation contractor for the Paducah Site, showcased career possibilities during this year’s Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce STEM 4 Girls event. STEM ... Read More