Occupational Energy Research Program
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Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion PlantThe Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, located in Piketon, Ohio, began operating in 1954. The plant was created to enrich uranium used in commercial and naval reactors. Today, the site is undergoing remediation to remove environmental contaminants.1 The plant is now used to decontaminate uranium feed materials and for specialized support services.2
Nuclear workers from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant have been included in a few NIOSH studies. Below are fact sheets that summarize some of the study findings for workers.
Publications from studies done at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
Medical screening programs available to workers
Building Trades National Medical