Community Tours

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct public tours of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The tours will provide a close-up view of the formerly operating uranium enrichment facilities and a unique opportunity to learn about the plant history and its current activities. The tours are free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, and will accommodate up to 40 people.

Tour Participants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Provide a valid government issued photo I.D.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Pre-register
  • Leave all cameras, cell phones, recording devices, and any other electronic devices that have wireless or Bluetooth capability

Participants are required to attend the tour orientation at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Emerging Technology Building. Participants in the morning tours are required to attend orientation at 8 am and will return to the college by 11:30 am. Participants in the afternoon tours are required to attend orientation at noon and will return to the college at 3:30 pm.

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Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Department of Energy is postponing all public tours of Environmental Management sites through the end of April. DOE understands the value of these public tours in helping to inform the public of the rich history these sites played in national security and nuclear energy research, along with the substantial progress that is continuing to be made in addressing the environmental legacy of those activities. DOE will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as appropriate.