05/03/2012 Archived Entry: "UK's College of Design Unveils Paducah's Future Potential"

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Saturday, April 28th the University of Kentucky’s College of Design presented its plans for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located near Paducah, KY. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Kentucky Research Consortium on Energy and Environment (KRCEE) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), the College of Design unveiled a developed model regarding the future of the plant in regards to its closure, clean-up and potential uses. “The Paducah Project” led by Gary Rohrbacher and Ann Filson, displays the sites geographical features, subsurface conditions, and groundwater contaminant plumes. This display will be used to provoke conversation and debate among the public and academic institutions with the hope of removing and abating the groundwater contamination and its sources, enabling a regeneration of the site and region.

For more information visit design.uky.edu/atomiccity.com.

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