June 27, 2023
EM workers continue to reduce chemical hazards at the Paducah Site with the recent shipment of 14 sodium fluoride traps, or exchange vessels, for off-site disposal and the elimination of the site’s entire chlorine gas cylinder inventory. Removing these hazards reduces their environmental impact and risks to workers and the community. Hazard reduction is one of EM’s key objectives to achieve over the next decade for Paducah. “ ... Read More
May 23, 2023
Students from three regional high schools recently teamed up for Hack the Plastics, an event created by EM’s Paducah Site cleanup contractor to “hack,” or propose solutions, to help solve a part of the global plastics waste problem. "My students were engaged in a cooperative learning environment with other area high school students as they worked to develop solutions to a real world dilemma,” Massac County High School teacher ... Read More
April 25, 2023
After months of training, field demonstrations and operational drills, workers at EM’s Paducah Site have demonstrated the safe and compliant operation of new equipment to compact components — each roughly the size of a 15-passenger van — as part of upcoming deactivation work for a massive uranium-enrichment process building slated for demolition. Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP), the Paducah Site deactivation and remediation ... Read More
February 24, 2023
Volunteers and coaches have spent months planning for this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, an event touted as the region’s most notable science competition for high school and middle school students. The Regional Science Bowl tournament is a quick-recall, fast-paced, question-and-answer contest. During the tournament, high school students are quizzed on their knowledge of biology, ... Read More
February 24, 2023
Workers have removed materials such as oils, combustibles and environmental hazards from the C-333-A Feed Vaporization Facility at EM’s Paducah Site as part of recent actions to prepare the building and its adjoining process gas building for future demolition. The estimated 8,300-square-foot facility provided feed material to the uranium enrichment process when the site operated as a gaseous diffusion plant. This small facility ... Read More