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
November 14, 2023
Contractors at DOE’s Paducah Site recently teamed up to highlight career opportunities available at the site during the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce WKY (West Kentucky) Launch Experience. The DOE representatives gave hands-on presentations about jobs ranging from engineering and science to the production of documents to over 800 middle school students from across the region. “Events allowing us to showcase the career ... Read More
October 17, 2023
Cleanup contractors at DOE’s Paducah Site engaged with the next-generation workforce at a Murray State University career fair for students from the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. DOE deactivation and remediation contractor Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP) took the opportunity at the university in Murray, Kentucky, to recruit interns and build on the ... Read More