PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT http://wkms.org en Audit Finds DOE Acted Illegally in Transferring Enriched Uranium to USEC's Paducah Plant http://wkms.org/post/audit-finds-doe-acted-illegally-transferring-enriched-uranium-usecs-paducah-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the Department of Energy may have illegally transferred&nbsp;uranium&nbsp;to the troubled United&nbsp;States Enrichment Corporation,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">potentially costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.</span></p><p>USEC operates the DOE-owned Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and is currently in <a href="http://USEC Continuing Shutdown [nid:32280]">shutdown phases </a>and <a href="http://wkms.org/post/usec-files-bankruptcy-pgdp-shutdown-will-continue-unaffected">reorganizing through Chapter 11 bankruptcy</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:48:26 +0000 Rob Canning 41157 at http://wkms.org Audit Finds DOE Acted Illegally in Transferring Enriched Uranium to USEC's Paducah Plant Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory http://wkms.org/post/paducah-land-set-aside-public-recreation-will-become-site-factory <p>The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:58:57 +0000 Parker Franklin 39191 at http://wkms.org Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory $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 PACRO Official: "Matter of a Few Months" Before Agreement Is Reached for PGDP Site http://wkms.org/post/pacro-official-matter-few-months-agreement-reached-pgdp-site <p>The director of the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, says negotiations are going well between the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment for use of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.</p><p>Charlie Martin said the two parties have had multiple meetings in Lexington, Ky. and Washington D.C. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/global-laser-enrichment-could-bring-new-laser-based-technology-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-site-0">since beginning negotiations in November</a> and thinks an agreement will be reached soon.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:25:36 +0000 John Null 38066 at http://wkms.org PACRO Official: "Matter of a Few Months" Before Agreement Is Reached for PGDP Site 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 Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office http://wkms.org/post/newberry-switches-independent-third-run-office <p>McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.</p><p>Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 22:01:41 +0000 John Null 37734 at http://wkms.org Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office LATA Notifies Employees of December Layoffs at PGDP Site http://wkms.org/post/lata-notifies-employees-december-layoffs-pgdp-site <p>The company federally-contracted to clean up the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant notified 91 workers of layoffs Monday.</p><p>LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky <a href="http://uswlocal550.com/story/lata-kystoller-issue-layoff-notice">notified 79 union workers from the United Steelworkers Local 550</a>, as well as 12 salaried workers.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:47:29 +0000 John Null 36885 at http://wkms.org LATA Notifies Employees of December Layoffs at PGDP Site PACRO Board Makes No Progress at Meeting Due to Lack of Quorum http://wkms.org/post/pacro-board-makes-no-progress-meeting-due-lack-quorum <p class="p1">Several items of business have been left undiscussed after the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization failed to achieve a quorum at Wednesday's meeting. The group which is charged with mitigating the effects of the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant shutdown missed discussion regarding updates about General Electric Hitatchi, and site clean-up funding.</p><p class="p2"> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:48:31 +0000 John Paul Henry 36750 at http://wkms.org PACRO Board Makes No Progress at Meeting Due to Lack of Quorum DOE Expected to Announce Plans for Paducah Site by Thanksgiving http://wkms.org/post/doe-expected-announce-plans-paducah-site-thanksgiving <p class="p1">The Department of Energy is expected to make a decision on the Request for Offers for potential reuse of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant by Thanksgiving.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:26:50 +0000 John Paul Henry 36261 at http://wkms.org DOE Expected to Announce Plans for Paducah Site by Thanksgiving Union Layoffs Announced at Paducah Plant http://wkms.org/post/union-layoffs-announced-paducah-plant <p class="p1">The United States Enrichment Corporation notified twenty-four union members Monday of their last day working at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:29:22 +0000 John Paul Henry 35743 at http://wkms.org Union Layoffs Announced at Paducah Plant