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8:26 am
Mon November 4, 2013

DOE Expected to Announce Plans for Paducah Site by Thanksgiving

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. 

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
Credit DOE

This date was announced in September after a community meeting with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in Washington.

The DOE published the RFO in July, after USEC announced it would be ceasing operations at the plant. 

No announcements for site decontamination have been made, for which local leaders are requesting 370 million dollars annually from the federal government.