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  • Fire Services Conducts Prescribed Burn at X-611A Former Lime Sludge Lagoons

    December 19th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – Six PORTS Fire Services firefighters conducted a prescribed burn of the grasses of the X-611A Prairie, the former lime sludge lagoons, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18. Several other personnel were on hand to assist and provide required support.


  • Site Groups, Area Agencies Work Together in Emergency Exercise

    December 11th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – More than 200 people from organizations at the Department of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon and from emergency medical, fire and rescue services from the surrounding area participated in an exercise Saturday, Dec. 10.


  • DOE Site Bypass Road One-day Closure Planned in Early December

    November 21st, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – November 21st, 2011 -- Fluor-B&W Portsmouth has announced the closure of Northeast Bypass Road connecting Dutch Run Road to Shyville Road for one day in early December as part of a controlled burn exercise of the X-611A prairie along the bypass road. Fire Protection Services at the Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site at Piketon will conduct the exercise.

  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Consultants Present Economic Development Profile

    November 11th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – November 11th, 2011 -- Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC has released the first report from their economic development consultants hired to provide assistance to the communities surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Piketon.

  • About 1,200 students, school officials attend U.S. Department of Energy Science Alliance

    October 14th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – October 14th, 2011 -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s second Science Alliance drew about 1,200 high school juniors and seniors and school officials over three days (October 12-14) to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant from the four-county region.

  • U.S. Department of Energy to welcome high school students, school officials to Piketon facility

    October 11th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – October 11th, 2011 -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s second Science Alliance is scheduled for October 12-14, 2011, at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant for juniors and seniors from Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson counties.


  • DOE’s GDP Gets Go-Ahead for Final Transfer of Facilities

    October 4th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – October 4th, 2011 -- The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Oct. 1 that USEC has taken the final steps in de-leasing and returning facilities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon to the DOE in preparation for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D).

  • Public Invited to Stay Informed About the Department Of Energy Piketon Site

    August 31st, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – August 31, 2011 -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, have invited residents from across the region to attend an information session to stay informed about cleanup activities at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Waverly High School Auditorium, 3 Tiger Drive, Waverly.

  • Recycled DOE Plant Materials to Promote Economic Growth

    August 29th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – August 29, 2011 -- Demolitions have helped generate more than 8 million pounds of metal at the Department of Energy (DOE) Piketon Site for recycling, further promoting economic activity in the region. Proceeds from recycling that metal through the unique program will add to more than $2.8 million already generated from recycling more than 5.2 million pounds of material from site demolition efforts.

  • Economic Consultants to Present Regional Profile to Fluor-B&W Portsmouth in September

    August 8th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – August 8, 2011 -- Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC is working with two consultants to prepare a plan for regional economic development in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. The first document in that process is a profile on the region and is expected in September, the company announced.

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

    August 3rd, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – August 3, 2011 -- 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 Portsmouth Signs Agreements with Counties for Economic Development Cooperation

    June 20th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – June 20, 2011 -- With the recent signing of four agreements, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC has taken major steps in its economic development commitment to the region surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Pike County.

  • Summer Intern Program Exposes Area Students to Opportunities at DOE Site

    June 13th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – June 13, 2011 -- Students from universities throughout the region are getting a taste of working on a major industrial project through a Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC summer internship program.


  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Leads Next Phase for Piketon Plant

    March 29th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – March 29, 2011 -- Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC today assumed leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio.  The company, led by Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and includes nuclear operations leader The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC), began the operational phase of its five-year contract with DOE, which has renewal options for up to five additional years.

  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Prepares for 1,600 Employees and a New Mission at the Department of Energy Portsmouth Site

    January 24th, 2011

    PIKETON, Ohio – January 24, 2011 – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC will hire approximately 1,600 local workers – mostly from current site contractors LATA/Parallax Portsmouth LLC (LPP) and the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) – as it begins large-scale decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant later this year.