United States Department of Energy http://wkms.org en DOE Ships Paducah Plant Debris Cross-Country In Cleanup Effort http://wkms.org/post/doe-ships-paducah-plant-debris-cross-country-cleanup-effort <p>Twenty-eight rail cars filled with debris from demolition of part of the Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site have been delivered to Energy Solutions in Clive, Utah. 1,920 tons of steel beams, plates, piping and equipment removed from a metals reduction plant in February were sent to the radioactive waste disposal facility 80 miles west of Salt Lake City. &nbsp;The first five cars left Paducah&nbsp;July 15th&nbsp;and the last shipment arrived in Utah August 8th. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:09:16 +0000 Rob Canning 34259 at http://wkms.org DOE Ships Paducah Plant Debris Cross-Country In Cleanup Effort Paducah Leaders Meet with GE-Hitachi, International Isotopes http://wkms.org/post/paducah-leaders-meet-ge-hitachi-international-isotopes <p>At least two companies are preparing to respond to Department of Energy requests for offers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.</p><p>General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment and International Isotopes Incorporated are among a list of ten companies that showed initial interest, and have until&nbsp;Aug. 14 to complete a formal offer for the DOE.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:51:05 +0000 Austin Ramsey 33186 at http://wkms.org Paducah Leaders Meet with GE-Hitachi, International Isotopes Ky. Energy Secretary Hopeful for a Good Start on PGDP Deactivation This Year http://wkms.org/post/ky-energy-secretary-hopeful-good-start-pgdp-deactivation-year <p>After meeting Monday with new U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters said he is hopeful for a good start on deactivation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant this year, with decontamination beginning in fiscal year 2015.</p><p>The United States Enrichment Corporation is in the shutdown process at the DOE-owned plant after failing to negotiate a new federal contract.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:17:49 +0000 John Null 32916 at http://wkms.org Ky. Energy Secretary Hopeful for a Good Start on PGDP Deactivation This Year Beshear Calls Energy Sec. Meeting a “Productive Exchange" on PGDP http://wkms.org/post/beshear-calls-energy-sec-meeting-productive-exchange-pgdp <p>Gov. Steve Beshear met with new U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Monday,&nbsp; regarding the uncertain future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and its 1,100 workers.</p><p>Beshear called his meeting with Moniz&nbsp; a “productive exchange.”</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:07:43 +0000 John Null 32870 at http://wkms.org Beshear Calls Energy Sec. Meeting a “Productive Exchange" on PGDP USEC Continuing Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/usec-continuing-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The United State Enrichment Corporation is at work shutting down its operations at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The shutdown comes after losing a federal contract to continue uranium enrichment operations at the Department of Energy owned site.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:21:37 +0000 Drew Adams 32280 at http://wkms.org USEC Continuing Shutdown