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DOE Public Meeting May 23

PIKETON, Ohio – May 15, 2013 – 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.

“Attendees will be welcomed by a DOE representative, and will be able to talk one-on-one with site leadership and subject matter experts on a variety of activities related to the site,” said Karen Price of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the DOE contractor for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D).

Information stations about projects and activities will be open in the cafeteria with engineers, scientists and other experts on hand to talk about the work.

Attendees can learn how DOE is working with community leaders on plans to clean up the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant while best preparing this regional asset for potential new uses. Topics at the information stations include strategies to optimize the amount of site property available for redevelopment and positive impacts of cleanup work on the local community. Community members can also provide input on ways to preserve the history of the site during cleanup, Price said.

“Our meetings provide a way to keep stakeholders informed as work progresses,” Price said. “This gives those interested a chance to speak face to face with experts and site leadership in areas of their interest, whether that is cleanup work, the decisions that have to be made, or other activities.”

For more information about the event, contact Price at Karen.price@ports.pppo.gov, 740-970-1239 or Jack Williams of Fluor-B&W Public Affairs at jack.williams@ports.pppo.gov, 740-897-2964.

 

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About Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-B&W 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. The team, which includes two local mentor/protégé companies, inSolves and Wastren Advantage, Inc., and a small business, Pro2Serve, brings unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-B&W 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.