Development and Publishing of a PORTS Annual Site Environmental Report Summary (ASER 4)

Ohio University’s PORTSfuture project sponsored and helped to develop an Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) Summary in collaboration with staff and students from Western Local High School during the 2014-2015 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

Project Milestones/Tasks

Deliverables include:
– Draft Annual ASER 4 Summary Report that can be reviewed for factual accuracy prior to public release
– Final Annual ASER 4 Summary Report that can be released to the public
– Final Annual ASER 4 Summary Report shall be made available on the project’s website,, and as paper copies (20)

Principal Investigators

Dr. Lesli Johnson and Margaret Hutzel


Western Local High School 2014-2015 academic year


The ASER Project – Community Engagement with the Portsmouth Facility, Eastern Local School District Academic Year 2013-2014