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Piketon A-Plant Update from League of Women Voters Guest Speakers Tuesday

Demolition of the X-326 gaseous diffusion building, from portsdemo.com.

The Scioto Valley — The Chillicothe and Ross County League of Women Voters is offering an update on the ongoing demolition – and future use of the site – of the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Piketon.

The league has announced they are hosting two guest speakers Tuesday evening at Ohio University Chillicothe as a “phenomenal Earth Day event.”

Jeremy Davis is the Portsmouth Site Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth / Paducah Project Office (PPPO). The league says he has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, having worked on both DOE and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulated activities.

Kevin Shoemaker is the in-house council for the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) whose mission is “to improve the quality of life for Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto Counties.” (Shoemaker is also president of Chillicothe Council.)

Aerial view of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Piketon, from portsemo.com.
“Future vision of central plant area after D&D is complete” (from portsdemo.com)

The league says doors open at 6:30pm, with the event starting at 7:00, on April 23rd, 2024, in the Stevenson Center at OU-C.

The League of Women Voters of Chillicothe – Ross County has a website, Facebook page, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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Raised in Ross County, Bearcat class of '87 at Paint Valley. Wrote a column on history and historic preservation for the Chillicothe Gazette right out of high school, then a bachelors in Journalism in the OU class of '91. After starting my one-man company "Intrepid Heritage Services" in Columbus in 1997 to offer historical research, tours, and talks, I retuned to Ross County in 2003. Have been working as a radio programmer and reporter at Clear Channel / iHeart Media Southern Ohio. Started working with the Scioto Post June 27th, 2023.