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DOE Launches Redesigned Virtual Museum on the History of Pike County A-Plant

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- December 17, 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a redesigned version of its popular Virtual Museum website (www.portsvirtualmuseum.org) covering the history of the Portsmouth Site.

Website updates the story of historic plant’s impact through the years.

“The updated website is an incredible, interactive timeline of the PORTS site,” said Jeff Bettinger, DOE Site Lead.          
         
“Not only can you learn more about the work over the years, but you see how the Department of Energy’s decision to build in southern Ohio impacted the growth of the region from population, to housing, to operations, to current day. It is an amazing story filled with neighbors, friends and even family from across the generations. The story continues to grow and so does this website as we move forward.”

The website was first launched in 2012 and has attracted more than 46,000 visitors from 134 different countries around the world since then. The site currently has information, pictures, and videos from 22 different buildings, including some that have already been demolished as part of the ongoing decontamination and decommissioning.  Other features include a virtual tour, oral histories from retirees and community members, photos dating back to plant construction, old films and local TV news coverage and even an employee newsletter archive dating back to the early 1950s.  The new enhanced virtual museum is also now viewable on all mobile devices.

The success of the Portsmouth Virtual Museum led to the development of the Oak Ridge K-25 Virtual Museum at www.k-25virtualmuseum.org.

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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. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who 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.