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Chris Ashley has been at the PORTS site for 24 years and currently works in the X-333/X-343 facilities as Nuclear Facility Manager. Chris and his wife, along with three sons, reside in Ironton, Ohio, on her family’s property that spans portions of Scioto and Lawrence counties. The property has been in the family for over 100 years.

“I enjoy learning the history and maintaining the legacy to be passed down to our sons and their descendants for years to come,” Chris says.

“As with any father, I have and continue to enjoy spending time with my three sons and assisting with their academic, athletic and post-high school endeavors,” he added when asked how he enjoys spending time in the community. “I take pride in knowing I have become the ‘unofficial’ Ironton cross country team dad.”

What does he enjoy most about his job at PORTS?

“I enjoy the daily challenge that comes with being the Nuclear Facility Manager of the largest facility on plant site. The X-333 is currently a major focus of deactivation activities which presents the opportunity to learn aspects of the facility that I may not have been aware of during my tenure as a production process operator in the late 90’s during operation. Witnessing the changes from an operating cascade to Cold Stand-by to Cold Shutdown and finally deactivation has provided an experience that most people do not see in their working life.”

 

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Fluor-BWXT was formed to specifically address the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project.

The team brings strong Ohio roots through 70 years of combined project management experience, and 125 years of manufacturing operations both in and outside of the nuclear field.

Combined, our companies have employed thousands of Ohioans across the state and have generated millions of dollars in revenues for Ohio companies and small businesses.