Site Information

The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant produced enriched uranium used by commercial nuclear reactors.  The site is located in southern Ohio, 91 miles south of Columbus and 106 miles east of Cininnati.

The site is federally owned and managed by the Department of Energy. Decontamination and decommissioning of the site began in 2011.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Curt Prebe
 740-897-2496, curt.prebe@ports.pppo.gov

Recruiter: Lethea Davis
800-225-0385 X1393, lethea.davis@bhienergy.com

Director of Operations: Butch Smith
803-226-0330, butch.smith@bhienergy.com

Reporting Information

Effective December 14 20212


The Portsmouth site will continue to require COVID employee daily health screenings, social distancing and masking (per CDC guidelines) and will continue to offer COVID vaccinations and testing services at the site as needed on a voluntary basis.

COVID-19 testing is currently voluntary for employees and subcontracted resources. There is no longer a mandatory testing requirement for any site employee.

GPS Address

OFC Energy Portsmouth Site, Piketon, OH 45661

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Nearest Airports

John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) 98 miles
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) 113 miles

Preferred Places to Stay



by varesha mauney on 1/25/2022 05:35 PM

COVID-19 is still a major health issue right now for our communities and it puts at risk required levels of staffing to ensure stable operations. We should all do our best to protect ourselves and our coworkers, using the proven tools of vaccinations, masking, social distancing, self-evaluation of symptoms, testing and quarantine if needed.

This week, the Federal Government set up a website where you can order COVID-19 test kits for self-use at home. Each household can order up to 4 test kits, shipped out within 7-12 days. You can order your test kits now so you have them when needed, by going to www.COVIDtests.gov. If you need to be tested now, the site also has resources for free testing locations in your state or you can check with your doctor or insurance carrier.

If you have questions, please speak with your supervisor to ensure you are meeting the latest protocol for employment.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work through these times of rapid change. As always, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. You can speak with your supervisor or email staysafe@bhienergy.com for additional information.

Zach Taylor | Vice President, Center of Excellence