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Community Commitment Plan

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth recognizes the economic challenges facing communities today, particularly those that depend on a primary employer to stimulate the regional economy. We are committed to being an active corporate leader to Portsmouth Site communities that have supported nuclear and environmental remediation missions at the site for more than 50 years.

Prior to developing our Community Commitment Plan, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth talked with regional leaders, assessed area assets, and reviewed existing studies and initiatives for the site. After consideration of community requests and socio-economic conditions in the Portsmouth area, we designed our Community Commitment Plan to contribute to the economic stabilization and growth of the four-county region of influence (Ross, Pike, Scioto, and Jackson counties) that is most impacted by site operations. We have aligned the Plan with our D&D strategy for Portsmouth, Ohio energy policies, the DOE-EM Energy Parks Initiative, and the local Community Reuse Organization (CRO).

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth will invest a percentage of our fee in the four-county region. We will use these funds to establish a Community Commitment Fund. Through this fund, we will target 80% to economic development and 20% to charitable giving initiatives that provide the greatest impact to the region. When combined with other contribution sources described in our estimated investment is $1.3M per year.

Download the complete Community Commitment Plan

 

PORTs D&D Project - Giving Back to Our Community

Attached is our latest update to the PORTS Community Commitment DASHBOARD.  Throughout September Fluor-BWXT held our annual Employee Giving Campaign.  As usual PORTS site workers stepped up and raised $177,352 through fundraisers, pledge cards and a generous match from the Fluor Foundation.  We will make a formal presentation to the distributing agencies in November.

Since the beginning of the DOE Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D) contract in 2011 Fluor-BWXT and ch2m have reinvested $3.9M in performance fee back into the community.  This money has been used to provide job-creating business opportunity grants as well as supporting education programs and basic services throughout the four-county region.    

The first week of October DOE hosted their 8th annual Science Alliance for high school juniors.  This year students from Adams County also joined their counterparts from Pike, Scioto, Ross and Jackson counties by taking part in this three-day event.  More than 1,700 students and teachers from 31 area high schools participated in what is a great opportunity to hear about STEM related careers that are part of the D&D Project.  Students also had a chance to speak to representatives from seven area colleges and universities as well as subcontractor HR representatives.  It was once again an incredibly fun event that captured the interest of students and hopefully sparked more discussion at school and at home.  We are pleased to support the initiatives championed by the DOE.       

On behalf of our team and partner companies Fluor, BWXT and ch2M I’m glad to share this update of our educational and community giving programs.

Thank you,
Dennis Carr
Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director

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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