One of the agencies contracted to clean up the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is donating used computer equipment to a local technical school.
DUF6, a uranium cleanup project of Babcock and Wilcox Conversion Services, transferred 223 computers and printers to the Fulton County Area Technical Center in Hickman late last month.
Principal Tom Pyron said the center, which provides technology and trade education for area high school students, was under budget pressure that the donation relieves.
“The technology money has been really low the last couple of years, and we hadn’t realized this year that a lot of computers in the computer lab had really gotten outdated,” he said. “A lot of the programs we run now require really powerful computers. These computers that Babcock and Wilcox donated were better than a lot of computers in our school.”
The Paducah plant notified the federal government’s Computer’s Learning Program to make the donation. Pyron said about half of the computers and various other IT equipment accompanying the donation have been installed.