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Department of Energy Public Meeting - 9/13/2011

On September 13, 2011, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth hosted a public meeting at Waverly High School in Waverly, Ohio and detailed the cleanup plan for the gaseous diffusion plant. Please use the links below to download and view the materials used at this meeting.

View the Public Meeting Presentation

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Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces Support For Local Organizations

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth believes in providing support to communities in which our employees live and work. As stated in the Community Commitment Plan, Fluor-B&W will invest in organizations providing the greatest impact on the four-county region surrounding the site by leveraging corporate contributions, employee contributions, volunteerism and a percentage of fee.

United Way of Ross County’s Community Care Day – $250

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth will be sponsoring the United Way of Ross County’s Community Care Day, Friday September 16th. We will be providing labor (drywall, minor electrical work, painting, carpet cleaning and duct work repair) for Middleground Youth Center located at 213 E. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Autism Project of Southern Ohio 2011 Poker Run – $150

The Autism Project of Southern Ohio is a 501(c) 3 organization that was set up in 2007 to serve primarily children in the Scioto County area. The organization also provides additional outreach to Pike and Jackson counties. A $150.00 donation provides us with a Sponsorship Banner and recognition on all printed material, radio, newspaper and promotional fliers.

Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council – $4000

The council provides for over 3,500 youth in the surrounding area. The Simon Kenton Council is one of the largest councils in the nation serving 17 counties in central and southern Ohio, and Greenup County in northern Kentucky. The Council is staffed by 22 professional Scouters with over 8,000 adult volunteers delivering the scouting program to more than 27,000 youth.

River Run 2011, Freedom Hall Recovery Center – $200

New Beginnings Outreach Ministries of Southern Ohio is a non-profit corporation providing resident and non-resident rehabilitation treatment for those suffering from drug/alcohol dependency. Our resident facility can house 31 males and 10 females. Our facility accommodates both male and female residents, housed in separate quarters, and does not discriminate applicants based on race, religious preference, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or financial standing.

Southern Ohio Storytelling Arts and Music Festival – $200

The Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival is celebrating its 8th year. The Festival is Southern Ohio’s largest and longest running storytelling festival. More than 10,000 students and teachers have been treated to a free full day of storytelling education and entertainment.

Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce, “Leader in Me” initiative – $5000

Patterned after the bestseller “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce began a pilot project with Allen Elementary in 2010. "The Leader in Me" is transforming the culture in schools all across the United States and the world by using the 7 Habits. Children, starting in kindergarten, learn about taking responsibility for themselves, setting and working toward goals, working as a team and taking initiative. As employers, these are the qualities we value in our employees so this is a chance to get an early start in training our future workers.

Operation Safety Net – $5000

Operation Safety Net is the homeless shelter serving the Scioto County area. Operation Safety Net not only provides a residence for homeless families, but assistance with skill development such as budget management, nutrition education, daily living skills, job seeking skills, parenting classes and literacy skills. The shelter provides access to GED study programs and testing.

American Red Cross, Ohio River Valley Chapter Heroes Dinner - $2000

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

2011 Read for the GOLD!, Friends of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library - $200

This is a 5k run/walk fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library. The library was founded in 1939, as the Pike County Free Public Library. The first librarian was Miss Madison Irwin. From 1939 to 1978, the library was part of the Waverly High School. In 1978, the library was moved to North High Street in Waverly. Finally, in 1985, the library was moved to its present location at 207 North Market Street in Waverly.

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces Support For Local Organizations

(Maureen Cadogan, Director of Operation Safety Net)

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces Support For Local Organizations

(Jerry Schneider, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and Megan Williams, Piketon High School at the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Annual Heroes Dinner)

Fluor-B&W Presents Support for 4-H in Four Counties

PIKETON - Fluor-B&W Portsmouth has presented its support for 4-H programs in the four adjoining counties around the Department of Energy (DOE) Piketon site with $10,000 in donations. Fluor-B&W officials have given a $2,500 donation to each of the county-wide organizations in Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson counties.

“Fluor-B&W supports the educational efforts of 4-H in preparing our young people for the future,” Bob Nichols, manager of Fluor-B&W’s Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D), said. “My children gained valuable knowledge and skills while they were involved with 4-H and we were quite pleased with their overall experiences.”

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC operates under contract with the DOE to perform D&D work on the former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities at the Piketon site.

While the company’s charitable giving guidelines preclude giving to individuals, equitable support of the overall programs is aligned with Fluor-B&W’s objectives in community outreach.

“Through these donations to each program we hope to strengthen the educational efforts of 4-H that have such a positive effect on students in our communities. This approach helps us reach as many of the participating young people as possible,” Nichols concluded.

Fluor-B&W Presents Support for 4-H in Four Counties

(Cole Stauffer, Ross County 4-H student, Aimee Stauffer, Ross County 4-H Board Member and Bob Nichols)

Fluor-B&W Presents Support for 4-H in Four Counties

Connie Goble, Pike County 4-H Advisor and Bob Nichols)

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and Shawnee State University Team Up at Memorial Golf Tournament

Fluor-B&W recently sponsored the Shawnee State University Development Foundation (SSUDF) hospitality tent at the Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The hospitality tent is an excellent fundraiser for the foundation. Since it was founded in 1987, the SSUDF has collected more than $20 million in contributions directly impacting the quality of education and services Shawnee State University (SSU) offers its students. Today, SSU has more than 4,200 full and part-time students enrolled in 80 different bachelors and associate degree programs.

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and Shawnee State University Team Up at Memorial Golf Tournament

(Members of the Fluor-B&W team are pictured with Shawnee State University President, Rita Rice Morris.)

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces Support for Local Organizations

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth believes in providing support to communities in which our employees live and work. As stated in the Community Commitment Plan, Fluor-B&W will invest in organizations providing the greatest impact on the four-county region surrounding the site by leveraging corporate contributions, employee contributions, volunteerism and a percentage of fee.

Santa’s Summer 5k Run & Elf Walk – $1000

The Third Annual “Santa’s Summer Run and Elf Walk” is a project of the Christmas Gifts for Children fund.  The run/walk will be held in Piketon on August 20, 2011. Proceeds go to purchase gifts for underprivileged children for Christmas.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life – $500

The American Cancer Society (Scioto County Board) will hold its annual Relay for Life on June 24th and 25th. The ACS is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Portsmouth Area Arts Council – $2000

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council’s main goal is to bring the Arts to area students through special exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, workshops and performances, giving students the opportunity to experience and learn from professional artists.

County 4-H Chapters – $10,000 ($2500 for each county)

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to children age 5 to 19 regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, or handicap. Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences that stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.

Adena Health Foundation (Golf Outing and Gus Macker Tournament) – $500

Proceeds from both events will be divided to benefit the Adena Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Program and the Adena Cancer Fund. Adena supplies Athletic Trainers at no cost to schools in Ross, Pike and Jackson counties with additional services offered to the schools of Scioto County.

R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) – $200

RSVP of Scioto County is a volunteer referral agency that in the past 10 years placed over 600 senior volunteers who donated over 350,000 hours to over 80 different not-for-profit locations.

Jingle Bell Committee – $1000

Every year, the Jingle Bell Committee hosts Jingle Bell Parade Weekend in Waverly, Ohio. All proceeds from the event go to support the local food pantry for the Thanksgiving holiday. One of their biggest attractions is the “winter wonderland” lighted display in Canal Park. Fluor-B&W’s contribution will go towards maintenance of the display. The Pike County Career and Technology students provide the labor for repairs.

Department of Energy Hosts Hundreds at Science Alliance

Hundreds of high school juniors from around the region attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Alliance science fair here at the Portsmouth site on Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4, 2011. The purpose of the event was to educate high school students from the four-county region on scientific and technical aspects of plant operations and environmental stewardship. Students and teachers were provided a driving tour around the plant site as well as an overview of plant history, operations and future plans. Following the tour, students were treated to a science fair with a festival atmosphere underneath four huge tents in the X-206B parking lot, next the X-100 building. The fair included 14 educational stations covering a wide range of science-related topics. Subject matter experts from Ohio EPA, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, WEMS, Insolves, BWCS, USEC, SSAB, Shawnee State University, Ohio University, and the Ohio State University Research Center hosted the stations which were educational, interactive and fun. “This is part of our on-going outreach efforts to educate the public about the operations here,” said Vince Adams, Department of Energy site director of the Piketon facility, in a news release announcing the event. “It is an opportunity for area juniors to become familiar with the facility and to learn how science and technology are applicable in their everyday lives.” At the conclusion of the fair, each student was presented a Science Alliance t-shirt to commemorate the event.

Department of Energy Hosts Hundreds at Science Alliance

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Supports Local Organizations

American Red Cross, First Capital District Chapter

Annual Heroes Event - $1,000.00
Each year the First Capital District of the American Red Cross honors citizens of Ross County who have selflessly performed heroic deeds or outstanding service in our community. Our selection committee will review nominations and award this year’s heroes at our Annual Heroes’ Event on May 20th. For more information or to get involved, please visit: www.rossredcross.org.

Adena Mansion and Gardens

Season Sponsor - $1,000.00
Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original homestead of Thomas Worthington are five outbuildings and formal gardens. Visitors may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. A new Museum and Education Center features interactive exhibits that use the stories of people connected to Adena to give visitors a picture of life in Ohio in the early 1800s as well as classrooms, meeting and rental space. For more information, please visit: www.adenamansion.com.

Scioto County Civic Forum

Soap Box Derby - $800.00
The Civic Forum, a long-standing non-profit corporation, has handled many charitable and youth activities in the Portsmouth area since its inception in 1935.

University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio

Annual Sponsor - $2,500.00
The University Clean Energy Alliance brings together a diverse audience of university faculty, business leaders, government officials and energy advocates. For more information on UCEAO, please visit: uceao.org.

Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence

Security Upgrades to Shelter - $3,000.00
The Southern Ohio Shelter houses the Southern Ohio Sexual Assault Treatment Center and Victim Services/Advocate. The facility was constructed with monies that the Task Force had saved along with grants and donations from the community.


Season Sponsor - $1,500.00
This professionally produced outdoor drama is written by seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Emmy recipient, Allan W. Eckert, nationally known for his buckskin bestsellers…The Winning of America Series. The script has been acclaimed as the best of its kind within the outdoor drama industry and continues to fascinate thousands each summer as the story unfolds in the 1,800 seat Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre near Chillicothe, Ohio. For more information, please visit: www.tecumsehdrama.com.

Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association

Season Sponsor - $4,000.00
The mission of the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) is to provide an affordable variety of outstanding performing arts presentations to enrich, educate, and entertain the people of the Tri-State area. For more information, please visit: sopaa.org.

InCare Hospice

Hike for InCare Hospice Sponsor - $1,000.00
InCare Hospice provides end-of-life care to low-income people of the rural areas of south central Ohio. For more information, please visit: www.incarehomehealth.org.

Chillicothe Paints Baseball Club

Season Sponsor - $5,000.00
The Chillicothe Paints are a member of the top collegiate wood bat league in the country, The Prospect League. The Prospect League fields teams in cities throughout Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia and Missouri. The Chillicothe Paints, the charter member of The Prospect League since 2009, make their home at V.A. Memorial Stadium. For information on season tickets and instructions on how to download the home schedule straight to your Outlook calendar, please visit: www.chillicothepaints.com.

Feast of the Flowering Moon

Event Sponsor - $1000.00
Started in 1984, the festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter's and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. This is an educational experience for the entire family. Handicap parking is available at the Feast. The handicap parking will be from the Alley of West Water (by crafts etc & glad tidings) to Walnut St. All events are free to the public. For more information, please visit www.feastofthefloweringmoon.com.

*A Community Commitment Fund was established for the purposes of carrying out the financial responsibilities of the Community Commitment Plan in the areas of educational outreach, economic development and charitable giving.

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces Town Hall Meetings

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC will host a series of drop-in town hall meetings to learn more about us, the site’s future, and our commitment to this community. Everyone is invited. Drop by to meet us and enjoy light refreshments anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 4th 2011
Scioto County Town Hall
Scioto County Welcome Center
342 Second St. 
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Catering by: Hatti Beasley’s

Wednesday, April 6th 2011
Ross County Town Hall
Pump House Center for the Arts
Enderlin Circle in Yoctangee Park
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Catering by: Sunroom @ the Brick


Tuesday, April 5th 2011
Pike County Town Hall
YMCA of Waverly
400 Pride Drive
Waverly, OH 45690

Thursday, April 14th 2011
Jackson County Town Hall
Markay Cultural Arts Center
269 East Main Street
Jackson, Ohio 45640

Jameson Guest Speaker at Piketon Chamber Annual Banquet

Program Manager, Jamie JamesonProgram Manager, Jamie Jameson was one of four speakers at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on January 20th, 2011. Jameson gave a brief history of both the Fluor and Babcock & Wilcox companies, their rich history in Ohio and dedication to future industry at the site. Jameson strongly emphasized the importance of the current workforce in place and the crucial roll they will play in the success of the D&D project.

Jameson further stressed FBP’s mission to partner with the community to link today’s D&D project with tomorrow’s future use of the site.  FBP will work with stakeholders to research, plan, develop and facilitate opportunities under the shared vision of economic revitalization and sustainable job creation.

Other speakers included; Bill Murphie, manager of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office for the Department of Energy, Dan Rogers, general manager of American Centrifuge Plant Operations for the United States Enrichment Corporation, and Val Francis, Co-Chair of the PORTS Site Specific Advisory Board.


Community Contact Information

For community involvement activities, contact Deneen Revel at Deneen.Revel@fbports.com
or 740-897-2609. For questions, please call
1-888-603-7722 or email questions@fbportsmouth.com

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