This Portsmouth Plant Virtual Museum is maintained and updated by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). All information, photos, videos on this site have been collected as part of DOE’s historic preservation activities to share the legacy of the site for future generations.

The content of this website was derived from interviews with numerous former employees, subject matter experts, company newsletters (Goodyear Atomic’s Wingfoot Clan, Lockheed Martin’s UE News and USEC’s The Open Line), a variety of documentation efforts conducted over the years, facts sheets and first-hand knowledge of current employees at the site.

  • Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for the X-746 Chemical Engineering Building at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, Ohio. United States Department of Energy. March 2009.
  • Historic American Engineering Record for Selected Processing and Support Facilities at PORTS (PPPO-03-10018960-22)
  • Historical Narrative of the X-760 Clinical Engineering Building, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth, Ohio (DOE/PPPO/03-0217-D1). Volume 1 of 2. United States Department of Energy. March, 2011.
  • Inactive Facilities Removal National Historical Preservation Act Removal of Five Surplus Support Facilities. United States Department of Energy. December, 2005.
  • The Role of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Cold War History (Feb 2017) – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE/PPPO/03-0683&D1)
  • United States Department of Energy (February, 2010). Historical Narrative of the X-533 Switchyard Complex, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, Ohio (DOE/PPPO/03-00120-D1).

Take a Look Inside the Plant

Using our interactive map, you can locate individual buildings within the plant and learn more about its purpose throughout history. Clicking on a building will bring you in-depth information, photos, and videos.

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