Outreach: Land Study Project

Property Acquisition Study Project Overview

50 year anniversary article

The PGDP Land Study was unique in that is was conducted in order to meet requirements established in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, 2006 (Senate Report 109-084), which states: "Within the funds provided the Department shall undertake a study of the potential purchase of property or options to purchase property that is located above the plume of contaminated water near the [Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant] facility site.  The study shall evaluate the adequate protection of human health and the environment from exposure to contaminated groundwater and consider whether such purchase, when taking into account the cost of remediation, long-term surveillance, and maintenance, is in the best interest of taxpayers."  For this study, the phrase "best interest of taxpayers" has been interpreted to mean "ensuring protection of human health and the environment from exposure to contaminated groundwater in the most cost effective manner possible."  Property Acquisition Study for Areas near the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky

In order to ensure that the study definitively satisfied the Congressional mandate,  DOE-PPPO tasked KRCEE to develop a project approach that assesses and integrates the legal, technical, public and economic inputs to the property acquisition evaluation through the use of faculty and staff subject matter experts.  Subject matter experts from the UK College of Law, College of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, College of Engineering,

Project Kickoff Presentations:
Project Kickoff CAB_Briefing_Presentation
Project Kickoff PRS Managers Briefing Presentation
PROPERTY ACQUISITION STUDY FINAL REPORT