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Thu November 21, 2013
PACRO Board Makes No Progress at Meeting Due to Lack of Quorum
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.
Board member Chad Chancellor says PACRO now meets once every two months.
"I am concerned not having a quorum with our plant closed, and I've been concerned about this for quite some time," he said. "I think our board is probably too big. We probably need to reduce it. The fact that our plant is closing and we have people that have been laid off, we're about to have more laid off right here before Christmas, and we can't get enough people to have a quorum, I mean that really bothers me."
Chancellor says PACRO supports the General Electric Hitachi proposal for laser enrichment. The D.O.E. is expected to make an announcement about it's Request for Proposals regarding on-site uranium hexafloride use, and potential site reuse, by Thanksgiving.