gaseous diffusion plant


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gaseous diffusion plant

[¦gash·əs di′fyü·zhən ‚plant]
(nucleonics)
A facility where the gaseous diffusion process is used in the separation of uranium isotopes in order to provide fissionable fuel for nuclear power plants and weapons.
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The Four Rivers leadership team led by Kirby brings extensive collective experience from sites across the EM complex, including the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), Idaho Cleanup Project, Hanford Plateau Remediation Company, West Valley Demonstration Project, and Portsmouth and Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plants.
I was proud to show Secretary Perry the top-notch infrastructure and highly-skilled workforce at Piketons biggest employer, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portman said.
Built in the 1950s, the plant was the last of three large gaseous diffusion plants constructed in the United States to enrich uranium for the nations nuclear weapons program and Navy.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement after Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced he would be unable to visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the American Centrifuge Project facility in Piketon on Monday because of a Cabinet meeting in Washington.
Rob Portman (R-OH) to visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon.
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped secure funding to support jobs and ongoing cleanup at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon in a bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
PPPO is responsible for managing the Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup efforts at two gaseous diffusion plant sites Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) toured the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio and met with local union representatives and Piketon leadership.