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EM’s Paducah Site is constructing a key facility in the cleanup of the former gaseous diffusion plant. The Large Item Neutron Assay System (LINAS) will house scanning equipment to support the deactivation of the C-333 Process Building, one of the two largest facilities at the former uranium-enrichment plant in western Kentucky. Deactivation is the process of placing a contaminated excess facility in a stable condition to minimize ... Read More
Twenty six year old Parker Fralix has attended programs at Easter Seals West Kentucky since graduating from Lone Oak High School in 2013. He is one of many adults benefiting from the social interaction and training programs offered to adults with special needs through Easter Seals.  Parker Fralix was born with brain abnormalities, impacting his ability to think and perform tasks in the same way other adults his age are able to do ... Read More
Workers at EM’s Paducah Site are set to begin constructing a state-of-the-art material sizing area (MSA) in the C-333 Process Building to downsize large components. Crews in the MSA will use specialized handling equipment, a custom-designed dust collection system, and other support systems to complete the work inside the building once used to enrich uranium. Once constructed, the MSA will break down as many as 500 large components ... Read More
For the first time, workers at EM’s Paducah Site are able to closely examine the primary source of off-site groundwater contamination directly underneath the C-400 Cleaning Building. Previous investigations were limited to activities outside the building. In 2020, Paducah Site deactivation and remediation contractor Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP) completed deactivation of C-400, which involved the removal of equipment and ... Read More
EM’s Paducah Site recently transferred approximately 210,000 gallons of electrical insulating oil to support economic development in the region. The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) will reuse or recycle the oil from the Paducah Site’s C-531 Switchyard to provide a revenue stream for economic development in the Kentucky counties of McCracken, Ballard, Marshall, and Graves, and Massac County in Illinois. “The funds ... Read More

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