Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant;
A Challenge in Progress
The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), located in Western Kentucky, was the last active uranium enrichment facility owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. Enrichment operations at the PGDP ceased in May 2013.
For over six decades, the PGDP has contributed billions to the local economy. As the largest employer in the region, it is now slated for decommissioning.
PGDP poses world-class challenges to technical and regulatory processes relevant to environmental cleanup.
The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment (KRCEE) was created to identify problems and offer real scientific solutions for the cleanup of the PGDP and the surrounding areas.
The KRCEE is comprised of professional staff and faculty from industry and academia.