Since 1952, in the midst of the Cold War, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant has played an integral role in the national and energy security of the United States of America.Come Explore
With passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966 (NHPA), Congress made the Federal Government a full partner and a leader in historic preservation. While Congress recognized that national goals for historic preservation could best be achieved by supporting the drive, enthusiasm, and wishes of local citizens and communities, it understood that the Federal Government must set an example through enlightened policies and practices. As a part of its commitment, DOE has established this website and plans to take additional measures in the future, depending upon the needs of our clean-up program. Check this website, this link, and the Community Involvement link for updates on how to review information, become involved, and foster meaningful interpretation of the site’s history.Learn More
The U.S. Department of Energy seeks input from local stakeholders including plant neighbors, interested members of the public, and elected officials.
DOE provides a number of ways in which members of the public can learn more about the Portsmouth site and participate in the decisions that will help guide its future. Community involvement can be achieved through the use of the DOE’s informational reading room, attendance at regular public meetings, and participation in the PORTS Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB).Learn More