HABITAT RESOURCE INVENTORY AND HABITAT SUITABILITY
MODELING REPORT AND MAPS
PORTSfuture is pleased to present the findings of the habitat task. These findings provide a characterization of the existing habitat in sufficient detail to allow assessment of the habitat qualities and values for a variety of flora and fauna indigenous to southern Ohio and to inform a range of land management and site, future-use conversations.
The report encompasses the PORTS site; excluding the central industrial facilities contained within Perimeter Road but including the immediately adjacent private lands outside of the PORTS DOE land ownership within one mile of Perimeter Road. The defined study area comprises approximately 5,235 acres.
EXPEDITED FIELD SURVEY &SAMPLING TECHNIQUES FOR POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCB) CONGENERS AND DIOXINS: GRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) MAPPING OF PCB CONGENERS AND DIOXINS IN SEDIMENTS AND SOILS: PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF SEDIMENTS ON THE PORTS SITE
PORTSfuture is pleased to present the findings of our work on Expedited Field Survey &Sampling Techniques for Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Congeners and Dioxins: Graphical Information System (GIS) Mapping of PCB Congeners and Dioxins in Sediments and Soils: Preliminary Assessment of Sediments on the PORTS site.
These findings report on expedited field survey and sampling techniques for PCB congeners and dioxins; develop an approach for graphical information system mapping of PCB congener and dioxin occurrence in sediment and soil; and conduct a preliminary assessment of PCB congener and dioxin presence and fate, including geochemical transformation (i.e., “aging”), in sediments and soil at the PORTS site.
Ohio University’s PORTSfuture project sponsored and help develop an Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) Summary in collaboration with staff and students from Piketon High School during the 2011-2012 academic year. This ASER Summary was modeled after a similar report produced by DOE’s Oak Ridge Operations.
The ASER Summary was drawn from information found in the most recent DOE technical ASER released publically by PORTS and presentation materials developed by the high school staff and students throughout the school year. The goals when producing the ASER Summary were to educate regional high school students about activities and future career opportunities at the PORTS site and develop materials that will facilitate area residents learning more about DOE’s work at the PORTS site.
Ohio University is working with staff and students at Waverly High School this academic year to produce the next ASER Summary.
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Vision: PORTSfuture video documentary
The Ohio University (OU) PORTSfuture project engaged hundreds of community members from Pike, Jackson, Ross, and Scioto counties in developing possible future-use scenarios for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) facility in Piketon, Ohio.
Community groups developed nine possible scenarios that were voted on by the public-at-large during the summer and fall of 2011. OU has summarized the results of the PORTSfuture project and the public preferences. This report has been submitted to the DOE Office of Environmental Management for their consideration as they make clean-up and risk reduction decisions about the site. The PORTSfuture process was documented by Ohio University in a recently released video documentary entitled “Vision”.
PORTSfuture Public Outreach Report
Final Outreach Presentation
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Residents of Pike, Jackson, Scioto, and Ross Counties are encouraged to take the following survey to pick topics on which you would like to get additional information or training. Based on your input, Ohio University will design training programs to meet your needs.
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The PORTSfuture Project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office.