October 18, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Paducah Site recently achieved a significant reduction in waste with the offsite shipment of 22 "cold traps" formerly used in the uranium-enrichment process. The shipment removed approximately 42 percent of the former gaseous diffusion plant's enriched uranium inventory. Cold traps were long, cylindrical heat exchangers that ranged in size and weighed as much as 15,200 pounds. They were used ... Read More
October 18, 2021
Prior to the current COVID-19 restrictions, workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Site removed above-ground equipment, pipelines, ventilation stacks, and other infrastructure previously located on the east and west sides of the C-400 Cleaning Building.  The work was done to prepare the facility for future demolition as well as to support the planned environmental remedial investigation to be conducted at the C- ... Read More
February 4, 2020
Deactivation and remediation workers with Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP), the prime cleanup contractor at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), recently surpassed one million work hours without a lost-time accident or illness. “Accomplishing one million safe work hours requires workers to stay focused on the tasks and pay attention to details,” said Jennifer Woodard, Paducah Site lead for EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah ... Read More
January 14, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Paducah Site professionals recently took time out to educate more than a thousand area youth about scientific and technical careers during two Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce outreach events. Two hundred fifty girls, grades five through 12, took part in Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership’s (FRNP) interactive learning space at this year’s “S.T.E.M. for Girls” event held at West Kentucky Community and ... Read More
June 19, 2019
Workers are making changes to reduce utility and maintenance costs for EM’s Paducah Site cleanup. Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP), EM’s deactivation and remediation contractor at the site, is switching from air horns to electronic horns for the criticality accident alarm system (CAAS) in the large C-333 and C-337 Process Buildings. “Electronic horns operate more efficiently than the air horns,” said Paducah Site Lead ... Read More