Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) progress at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio.
Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) is comprised of more than 2,000 workers dedicated to the safe environmental cleanup of the Portsmouth site to prepare the land for reindustrialization.
As you click through our website, you will see that a large part of our mission is our commitment to building a strong and sustainable economy in southern Ohio through regional purchasing and economic development grants; supporting the needs of area non-profit organizations; and, the advancement of the region’s next generation through STEM education and worker training.
On behalf of all of us at FBP, we hope you enjoy learning more about us and look forward to continually sharing our progress here at the site.
Fluor-BWXT President and CEO
More than five decades of uranium enrichment operations at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant has generated millions of cubic yards of waste and resulted in soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination within the plant’s 3,714-acre boundary.
DOE and its D&D contractor, Fluor-BWXT, are performing environmental cleanup of the plant to remove contamination so the land can be used for new purposes by DOE or the community. Nearly 2,000 workers are part of this massive undertaking that will take over a decade to complete.
Three major projects encompass the majority of the site’s cleanup mission:
As the Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup contractor, Fluor-BWXT is cleaning up environmental media (e.g. soil, water, air, plants) that were impacted by the site operations to protect human health and the environment in accordance with cleanup levels set and approved by DOE and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA).Learn More
Fluor-BWXT manages the safe disposition of waste generated during the plant's uranium enrichment operations as well as building debris, contaminated soil, and other materials generated during the D&D and environmental cleanup of 415 facilities and structures at the Portsmouth plant.Learn More