PGDP http://wkms.org en 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 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 Beshear Gives Go-Ahead for GLE Land Purchase at PGDP Site http://wkms.org/post/beshear-gives-go-ahead-gle-land-purchase-pgdp-site <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has given the go-ahead for a transfer of state-owned land across from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to build the Global Laser Enrichment facility. &nbsp;GLE has advised the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of their plans to construct and operate the facility.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:43:34 +0000 Lance Dennee 38991 at http://wkms.org Beshear Gives Go-Ahead for GLE Land Purchase at PGDP Site $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 Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants http://wkms.org/post/megatons-megawatts-russian-warheads-fuel-us-power-plants Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads.<p>It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. facility.<p>The origins of the plan lie in the early 1990s. At the time, <a href="http://www.usec.com/bio/philip-g-sewell">Philip Sewell</a> was working for the U.S. Department of Energy. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 editor 37244 at http://wkms.org Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants Paducah Man Works to Memorialize Cold War Patriots http://wkms.org/post/paducah-man-works-memorialize-cold-war-patriots <p class="p1">Jonathan Hines is seeing to it that the Cold War Patriots, workers injured or killed in the Cold War nuclear industry, will be remembered here in Paducah.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:17:02 +0000 John Paul Henry 37014 at http://wkms.org Paducah Man Works to Memorialize Cold War Patriots 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 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 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