Mission & History


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PPPO Mission

The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) mission is to accomplish the following at the Portsmouth and Paducah Sites.

  • Environmental Remediation
  • Waste Management
  • Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion
  • Decontamination and Decommissioning

History of Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office on October 1, 2003, to provide focused leadership to the Environmental Management missions at the Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plants.

The Lexington, Kentucky Office opened in January 2004, and is located mid-way between the Kentucky and Ohio facilities. Although the Office Manager is located in the Lexington office, frequent and routine site interactions occur by this office at both the Portsmouth and Paducah Sites operations.  Additionally, DOE maintains a strong presence at the sites on a daily basis through the Portsmouth and Paducah Operations Oversight Groups. The PPPO goal is to accelerate the site cleanup at the Portsmouth and Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants, eliminating potential environmental threats, reducing the DOE footprint at each of the sites, and reducing life-cycle cost.

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

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