Georgann Lookofsky http://wkms.org en 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 Loophole Opens Nuclear Window for Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/loophole-opens-nuclear-window-kentucky <p>A new state law will make it legal to re-enrich depleted uranium tails in&nbsp;Kentucky. But the legislation doesn&rsquo;t go very far to help the facility that&rsquo;s been waiting for federal approval to do just that. Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant spokesperson&nbsp;Georgann&nbsp;Lookofsky&nbsp;says without federal permission to re-enrich the spent tails, as well as a better utility contract, the plant could shut down by the end of next month. But Lookofsky says the legislation wasn&rsquo;t passed with the current incarnation of the&nbsp;Paducah&nbsp;plant in mind.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:50:24 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 17734 at http://wkms.org Loophole Opens Nuclear Window for Kentucky