Tours Still Available of Paducah DOE Plant
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The U.S. Department of Energy is still accepting registrations for those who want to take their 2018 public tour its site near Paducah. Tour participants will get an up-close look at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the site’s cleanup operations.

DOE offers tours so the public can learn the history and honor the heritage of workers who met the nation’s defense and energy needs for many years. After an orientation, visitors will tour the site, including a visit to the plant’s control facility, the hub of the gaseous diffusion plant. The tours also include historical videos, photographs, and information on current activities.

“DOE is pleased to host the tours for the third consecutive year to present the historical significance of the site,” said Jennifer Woodard, Paducah Site Lead for DOE’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office.

Tours will be offered May 19, June 2, June 23, and September 8, 2018, at 8:00 am and noon, and are free of charge.

Steve Christmas with the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office said spots are still available, especially for the June and September tours.

Groups meet to begin tours at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) Emerging Technology Center, located at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah.

Participants must pre-register at (see link below) and must be U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older. The tours last approximately three hours and are coordinated by Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, the DOE deactivation and remediation contractor. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 people and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

On the Net:

Link to DOE plant tour webpage

Published 07:16 PM, Friday May. 11, 2018
Updated 02:35 PM, Friday May. 11, 2018

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