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  • DOE Site Public Warning System Test Nov. 20

    November 12th, 2013

    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. 20.


  • Emergency Exercise at DOE Portsmouth Site in Piketon Oct. 26

    October 21st, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the company responsible for the Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) Project at the Department of Energy (DOE) former Gaseous Diffusion Plant raised $118,156 to help local charities through their United Way/United Fund campaign in September.


  • Fluor-B&W workers dig deep for local United Way/United Fund Agencies

    October 21st, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the company responsible for the Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) Project at the Department of Energy (DOE) former Gaseous Diffusion Plant raised $118,156 to help local charities through their United Way/United Fund campaign in September.


  • Workers Demolish Coal-fired Steam Plant at EM's Portsmouth Site

    September 19th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Towering above most nearby buildings, the X-600 Coal-fired Steam Plant had been part of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) since 1953, providing enough heat to operate three massive process buildings and numerous maintenance and support buildings.


  • Regional Economic Development Group Forms

    July 11th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the cleanup contractor at the former uranium enrichment facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site, last month presented 12 local graduating high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships.


  • Fluor-B&W Awards $24,000 in 12 Scholarships Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    June 20th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the cleanup contractor at the former uranium enrichment facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site, last month presented 12 local graduating high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships.


  • Fluor-B&W Thanked for $50,000 Grant to Help Create Jobs in Southern Ohio

    June 5th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth received special thanks at a Scioto County open house May 22 that celebrated construction progress on a long-awaited $13 million steel plant in the Village of New Boston, Ohio. Fluor-B&W contributed $50,000 to the Infra-Metals project.


  • DOE Public Meeting May 23

    May 15th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy invites area community members to a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Waverly High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Waverly. The event is an update on the environmental cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.


  • Fluor-B&W Employees Surpass 3 Million Hours Without Lost Time Injury

    May 15th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Employees of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the primary contractor for cleanup operations at the former uranium enrichment facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site, have surpassed 3 million work hours without a lost-time injury, the company announced recently.


  • Fluor B&W Supports DOE through Removal and Recycling of Large Electrical Equipment

    May 7th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor Fluor-B&W Portsmouth recently safely managed the recycling of millions of pounds of metal from the demolition of a de-energized electrical switchyard that served the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Portsmouth site near Piketon.


  • SODI Provides Fourth $150K Grant to Region

    April 19th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – A new 2,000 square foot terminal at the James A. Rhodes Airport in Jackson County is on the horizon thanks in part to the recycling efforts of clean scrap metals from the U.S. Department of Energy’s former uranium enrichment facility in Piketon.


  • Fluor-B&W Summer Internship Application Deadline March 31

    March 25th, 2013

    PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-B&W is offering paid internships to area students for the summer. “Our internship program provides an exciting opportunity to spend a summer working with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to the environmental remediation of the former PORTS site,” coordinator Todd Cron said.


  • Zane Trace wins inaugural DOE South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl

    March 8th, 2013

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – As the U.S. Department of Energy ushered in its brand new South Central Ohio Regional Science Bowl on Friday at Shawnee State University, it seemed fitting to members of the Zane Trace academic team that its champion would be coached by a woman in the twilight of her career.


  • Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Scholarship Applications Available

    February 26th, 2013

    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 Department of Energy Portsmouth site for more than 50 years.