PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT (USDOE)
Superfund Site Profile
The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Superfund site is located in Paducah, Kentucky. The site is the location of a former uranium enrichment plant owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The plant began supplying enriched uranium for national defense purposes in 1952 and later provided nuclear fuel rods for power plants. Uranium enrichment activities ceased in 2013. Current site missions include environmental cleanup, waste disposition, depleted uranium conversion, deactivation and decommissioning of the former uranium enrichment facilities, and long-term stewardship.
The PGDP is located on about 3500 acres of land. The former plant operations area occupies 750 acres ...
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