Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy & the Environment
The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment (KRCEE) was created in 2003 through the efforts of Senator Mitch McConnell and the Kentucky Congressional Delegation to offer innovative and technically sound solutions to problems facing the environmental restoration and continued economic use of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) and its surrounding areas. A chronology of events leading to the creation of the KRCEE is detailed below.
KRCEE is administered by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and managed by professional staff and faculty at the University of Kentucky. KRCEE operations, tasks and projects are developed in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE) and executed in collaboration with academia, industry, subject-matter experts, stakeholders and the regulatory community (http://www.ukrcee.org/Research/collaborators.aspx & http://www.ukrcee.org/Research/current.aspx). KRCEE's tasks and projects offer independent technical considerations and recommendations to problems facing the environmental restoration and re-use of the PGDP that are not addressed by existing contracts or regulatory requirements.