PPPO Management


William Murphie was appointed in 2003 to manage the activities of the U.S. Department of Energy’s newly created Portsmouth/ Paducah Project Office (PPPO) in Lexington, Kentucky.  The PPPO was established by the Office of Environmental Management (EM) to provide leadership and focus to the specific cleanup challenges at the Portsmouth and Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants.  Bill’s management and oversight responsibilities encompass environmental remediation, waste management, and facility decontamination and decommissioning.  He also manages the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Project, which involves construction and operation of two facilities to convert about 700,000 metric tons of DUF6 to a more stable form for beneficial reuse and/or disposal.

Bill joined DOE in 1980 as an engineer and project manager, and has served in senior management positions since DOE's Office of Environmental Management (EM) was formed in 1989 to address the Cold War legacy of DOE’s historic defense mission.  In 1993, he helped establish the Ohio Field Office and served as acting Deputy Manager.  He served as Assistant Deputy Director of EM’s Site Closure Office.  Bill holds a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s of Science in physics from Tulane University at New Orleans.


Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office
1017 Majestic Drive, Suite 200
Lexington, KY  40513
Phone: (859) 219-4000
Fax: (859) 219-4098

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