On May 5, 2016, the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Wilmington presented a 25-year institution length of service award for the staff at the U.S. Dept. of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon. The staff for the DOE’s cleanup contractor, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, not only provides precipitation data, but also has occasionally read the manual river gage at Piketon along the Scioto River when there is a data outage from the automated river gage. These observations have directly assisted with river forecasts and warnings for the Pike County area along the Scioto River.
Shown is a presentation by the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Wilmington to Fluor-BWXT for their 25 years of support in providing weather data to the NWS. From left, Carl Faub, Fluor-BWXT Deputy Director of Infrastructure & Site Maintenance; Dr. Vincent Adams, U.S. Dept. of Energy Portsmouth Site Director; Julie Dian-Reed, NWS Wilmington; Dick Armstrong, Fluor-BWXT Power and Utilities Operations Support; Amy Lawson, U.S. Dept. of Energy Physical Scientist; Wendell Jenkins, Fluor-BWXT Utilities Operations Water Licensed Engineer.
Cooperative Weather Observers serve a critical role by contributing to the knowledge and understanding of the local, national, and global climate. Fluor staff observations over the last 25 years prove a deep level of commitment to public service and a lasting and important contribution to the National Weather Service, research, and private sector communities. More specifically, they have helped the NWS to understand and solve problems related to climate change, commerce, transportation, and agriculture.
For more information on the NWS Cooperative Observer Program, visit http://www.history.noaa.gov/legacy/coop.html.
About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Fluor-BWXT which employs 1,900 workers that bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.