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  • Fluor-B&W Provides Economic Development Grant to Help Create Local Jobs

    December 4th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Geo-Tech Polymers (Geo-Tech) was awarded a grant recently from the Opportunity Fund, an economic development initiative of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth’s Community Commitment Plan.


  • D&D Progress Highlighted at DOE's Oct. 22 Public Meeting

    November 12th, 2012

    WAVERLY, Ohio – This summer’s progress on the D&D project was the focus of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) public informational meeting at Waverly High School on Monday, October 22.


  • DOE Site Public Warning System Test Nov. 7

    November 1st, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The Public Warning System semi-annual audible test for the Department of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.


  • DOE Public Meeting Oct. 22

    October 18th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy invites area community members to a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at Waverly High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Waverly. The event is a quarterly update on the environmental cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.


  • Carr to Become Program Manager for Fluor-B&W

    August 9th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the primary contractor for cleanup operations in the former uranium enrichment facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Piketon, has named Dennis Carr as program manager to replace Jamie Jameson, effective August 18.


  • Fluor-B&W’s Jameson to Leave After Two-year Term

    July 11th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Jamie W. Jameson has announced plans to leave his position as program manager of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth at the conclusion of his two-year term with the company in August.


  • Uranium Enrichment Cascade Shuts Down After 57+ Years of Operation

    June 6th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – For the first time in more than 57 years, silence fell on the equipment of the uranium enrichment cascade May 30 in the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Department of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon.


  • DOE Public Meeting Scheduled for May 17

    May 8th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy’s next informational meeting for members of the public will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Waverly High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Waverly.


  • Fluor-B&W Supports Pike YMCA’s Community Outreach

    May 4th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The laughter and chatter of young voices ring across the playground at the Waverly YMCA on an unusually warm spring afternoon. Children are busy climbing through a maze of tunnels and slides, having fun while getting a real workout.


  • Capturing Half a Century of History at the Former Uranium Enrichment Plant

    May 4th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, work at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant is under way to preserve its history.


  • Fluor-B&W Regional Economic Development Plan Calls For Collaboration, Marketing of Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson Counties

    April 10th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – An economic development plan unveiled in mid-March to area leaders and community members emphasizes collaboration and marketing the region as key to successful job growth.


  • Fluor-B&W Announces Summer Internship Opportunity

    April 5th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the decontamination and decommissioning of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, will be hiring several college students for summer internships.


  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Seeks Innovators in Entrepreneurship Competition

    April 5th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Aspiring local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to compete for seed money to bring their ideas to reality in the Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.


  • DOE, Fluor-B&W Seek Industry Input on Nickel Disposition Strategy

    March 23rd, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The Energy Department’s prime contractor, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth (FBP), managing the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP), issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) seeking industry input to support the development of an acquisition strategy for potential disposition of DOE nickel.


  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Announces S.T.E.M. Scholarship

    February 29th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth is committed to being an active corporate leader to the communities that have supported nuclear and environmental remediation missions at the DOE Portsmouth site for more than 50 years.


  • Waste Management: Improving Efficiency, Safety

    February 10th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Between mid-June and mid-September, Fluor B&W Portsmouth LLC removed enough waste and recyclable material from the site – 1.1 million cubic feet to be exact – to cover an entire football field stacked 25 feet high.


  • Fluor-B&W, Wilberforce University Sign MOU To Exchange Resources

    January 30th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and Wilberforce University have taken an historic step forging a new relationship between the company and the nation’s oldest private, historically black university.


  • X-333 Asbestos Removal Project Wraps Up

    January 11th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – An asbestos removal project has been completed in a dry air plant in the X-333 Process Building of the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth Site in Piketon.


  • DOE PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 31

    January 5th, 2012

    PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy’s next informational meeting for members of the public will be held January 31, 2012 at Waverly High School at 6 p.m.