June 4, 2024
A controlled demolition of the high-pressure fire water tower at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management Paducah Site last week took mere seconds, but it required months of planning and preparation ahead to ensure the approximately 300-foot water tower was brought down safely to the ground. The demolition of the water tower — a part of the site since 1958 — is a striking horizon change. With its ... Read More
April 23, 2024
A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) team at the Paducah Site has met a goal to increase the efficiency of equipment removal and downsizing at the C-333 Process Building by 80% from an initial startup plan. EM crews reached a critical building deactivation milestone late last year by starting converter segmentation at C-333, one of four massive process buildings slated to be demolished during ... Read More
April 16, 2024
Local high school students from western Kentucky and southern Illinois put their problem solving skills to the test during the annual EcoThink project, challenging themselves to address environmental and sustainability issues through critical thinking exercises focused on teamwork and engineering concepts. “The students really enjoyed this opportunity,” Paducah Tilghman High School Teacher Amy Clark said. “They liked seeing other ... Read More
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