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Third Annual Atomic Glow Run/Walk 5K to Be Held at Former Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon

PIKETON, Ohio -- September 13, 2018 -- The third annual Atomic Glow Run/Walk 5K event will be held during the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the grounds of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth site in Piketon. The event is open to the public and all proceeds from the race will be donated to area charities as part of the site-wide Employee Giving Campaign which lasts the entire month of September. Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth hosts the event with sponsorships from Adena, Arcadis, Beaver-WAI, Geosyntec Consultants, and Kroger of Waverly.

Participants in the 2017 Atomic Glow Run which takes place at the site of the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

The route proceeds along Perimeter Road giving participants the opportunity to see a part of history while raising money for a great cause. For more information or to register online for the 2018 Atomic Glow Run, please go to www.TristateRacer.com. Walk-ins will also be welcome to register the night of the race starting at 6 p.m. and adults and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Please contact Deneen Garner at 740-897-2609 for more information.

Proceeds from the race and the entire Portsmouth Site Employee Giving Campaign will be divided between the Community Fund of Pike County, the United Fund of Jackson County, the United Way of Ross County and the Portsmouth Area Ladies (PALS) in Scioto County for them to distribute to charities in their areas.  Last year’s campaign raised more than $177,000.

Participants in the 2017 Atomic Glow Run which takes place at the site of the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed FBP  to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at DOE’s Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. CH2M, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth employs 1,900 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The FBP mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.