Fernald Preserve 

The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center is located in Fernald Preserve Site, a U.S. Department of Energy’s restored former nuclear site it Hamilton, Ohio. It commemorates the rich and varied history of the Fernald Preserve.  The visitors center offers a series of exhibits focused on the Cold War uranium metals production industry, the subsequent environmental cleanup, and today's ongoing legacy management. The site's uranium production and environmental cleanup eras are placed within a broad historical perspective, acknowledging geologic history and the indigenous American Indians and Euro-American settlers who lived on the land.

Admission to the visitors center is free, and meeting spaces at the facility are available free of charge for noncommercial use by organized groups. The visitors center is a 10,000-square-foot, platinum-certified U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-certified) facility.

To learn more about the Fernald Preserve, go to the site webpage, where you will find general site information, community updates, regulatory documents, remediation history, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Administrative Record, and other site related links.

Website:   https://www.energy.gov/lm/fernald-preserve-visitors-center

Contact:   Frances Boyens, Interpretive Center Manager 

Phone (513) 648-3330

Email fernald@lm.doe.gov 

Organization Offerings

The Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Site offers a variety of public programs, privately scheduled programs/speakers, and meeting spaces, in addition to regular visitors center hours, trails, and wildlife viewing areas. Meeting spaces and site-related nature, environmental science, and history programs are available year round.   

The staff at the Fernald Preserve is available to address schools, scouts, senior groups, and other organized groups on a variety of topics relating to the site’s history, mission, groundwater remedy, ecological restoration, environmental sciences, wildlife, ecology, and green building features. Nature and history programs can be customized to meet your group’s specific objectives.

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