USEC http://wkms.org en USEC Seeking Restructuring Plan Endorsement From Creditors http://wkms.org/post/usec-seeking-restructuring-plan-endorsement-creditors <p><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">The United States Enrichment Corporation is seeking endorsement from creditors for its ongoing restructuring plan. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the act yesterday.</font></font></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:23:32 +0000 Parker Franklin 41913 at http://wkms.org USEC Seeking Restructuring Plan Endorsement From Creditors Significant Inactive Facility at PGDP Site Demolished http://wkms.org/post/significant-inactive-facility-pgdp-site-demolished <p>Workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant are demolishing the last of 32 inactive facilities scheduled for removal as part of cleanup at the PGDP site.&nbsp; The U.S. Department of Energy reports the C-410 Feed Plant will be razed to a slab by this fall, ridding the site of a structure contaminated with asbestos and the low-level radioactive compound uranium hexafluoride, or UF-6. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:41:42 +0000 Todd Hatton 41630 at http://wkms.org Significant Inactive Facility at PGDP Site Demolished USEC Workers Prepare for More Layoffs http://wkms.org/post/usec-workers-prepare-more-layoffs <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 36pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7b3fca01-f203-709e-1448-ce49726e502c">About 700 workers at Paducah's United States Enrichment Corporation Plant have been laid off since the plant stopped enriching uranium nearly a year ago.<span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> More layoffs are slated for late June or early July. </span></span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:01:19 +0000 Allison Crawford 40509 at http://wkms.org USEC Workers Prepare for More Layoffs PACRO Board Waiting for Gov't to Release $175m in Cleanup Funds http://wkms.org/post/pacro-board-waiting-govt-release-175m-cleanup-funds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a lay-off looming of around 360 workers at Paducah’s United States Enrichment Corporation plant, the Purchase-Area Community Reuse Organization&nbsp; (</span>PACRO<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) continues to fight for $</span>175m<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in funding from the DOE for site cleanup to put people to work.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:26:27 +0000 Lance Dennee 39353 at http://wkms.org PACRO Board Waiting for Gov't to Release $175m in Cleanup Funds $324-m to Boost Cleanup Efforts @ Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant - Hiring Planned http://wkms.org/post/324-m-boost-cleanup-efforts-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-plant-hiring-planned <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal contractors have received the go-ahead to continue cleanup projects at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, thanks to a $324m appropriation from the Department of Energy. &nbsp;Federal lawmakers approved the funding in an omnibus spending bill earlier this year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:47:58 +0000 Chad Lampe 38705 at http://wkms.org $324-m to Boost Cleanup Efforts @ Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant - Hiring Planned USEC Prepares for Winter Layoffs http://wkms.org/post/usec-prepares-winter-layoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/global-laser-enrichment-could-bring-new-laser-based-technology-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-site-0" style="line-height: 1.5;">negotiations continue between the U.S. Department of Energy and GE Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for use of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site, the United States Enrichment Corporation is preparing for another round of layoffs beginning at the end of this month.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:50:39 +0000 John Null 37831 at http://wkms.org USEC Prepares for Winter Layoffs Global Laser Enrichment Could Bring New Laser-Based Technology to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Site http://wkms.org/post/global-laser-enrichment-could-bring-new-laser-based-technology-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-site-0 <p>The U.S. Department of Energy will begin negotiations with GE Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of the depleted uranium hexafluoride inventory at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:51:22 +0000 Chad Lampe, Rob Canning & Whitney Jones 36926 at http://wkms.org Global Laser Enrichment Could Bring New Laser-Based Technology to Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Site Federal Subcontractors at PGDP Face Furloughs Due to Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/federal-subcontractors-pgdp-face-furloughs-due-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federally subcontracted cleanup workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant are facing furloughs in the wake of a partial government shutdown. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local United Steelworkers Union Vice President Jim Key says Swift &amp; </span>Staley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mechanical workers received 51 furlough notices from the Department of Energy this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:13:17 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35610 at http://wkms.org Federal Subcontractors at PGDP Face Furloughs Due to Shutdown Leigh's Barbecue: A Business Born With Gaseous Diffusion Plant Keeps Cooking Despite Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/leighs-barbecue-business-born-gaseous-diffusion-plant-keeps-cooking-despite-shutdown <p></p><p>October brings the second round of layoffs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. For local business owners, that is money out of their pockets. One local community staple, just down the road from the plant, has counted on those paychecks for generations.</p><p>Most any morning you can find Ray Leigh in the back of a green cinder block building tucked off the Old Highway 60 outside of Kevil, Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p>There'll be smoke rising from out back, and he'll be cooking barbecue. Strictly old school, coal shoveled barbecue.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:07:33 +0000 John Paul Henry 35126 at http://wkms.org Leigh's Barbecue: A Business Born With Gaseous Diffusion Plant Keeps Cooking Despite Shutdown DOE urged to move quickly on PGDP cleanup http://wkms.org/post/doe-urged-move-quickly-pgdp-cleanup <p>Kentucky's U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, along with 1<sup>st</sup> District U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield, are warning federal energy officials any delays in cleaning up the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site would endanger the region's health and economy.&nbsp; The three Republicans sent a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today urging that site cleanup begin and requesting another meeting. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:05:36 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 34062 at http://wkms.org DOE urged to move quickly on PGDP cleanup