charlie martin

6:05 am
Fri November 21, 2014

$359 Million for PGDP Cleanup

Credit DOE

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization expects the U.S. Department of Energy to spend about $359 million on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant cleanup for 2015.

PACRO Director Charlie Martin says $89 million left over from last year will roll over to join the 2015 allocation of $270 million dollars. He says this is higher than what DOE generally allocates annually to the PGDP cleanup, which is good for PACRO.

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4:21 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Paducah Officials Voice Shawnee Plant Concerns, TVA Board Makes No Decision

Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah
Credit TVA, Wikimedia Commons

A Tennessee Valley Authority Board discussion on the future of the Shawnee Fossil Plant prompted a faction of Paducah officials to attend the meeting and issue comments. The comments involve the fate of 2 of 9 functioning units at the plant.

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1:00 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

PDGP Ownership Transferred to DOE; Former USEC Workers to be Hired by D&D Contractors


The US Department of Energy has resumed possession of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant from the former United States Enrichment Corporation following a ceremony this morning.

This marks the end of the year-long process after USEC announced it would no longer enrich uranium in May of 2013. 

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4:45 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Paducah Laser Enrichment Plant Project Moves Forward

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization is progressing with GE Hitachi’s plans to construct a laser enrichment facility.

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7:25 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

PACRO Official: "Matter of a Few Months" Before Agreement Is Reached for PGDP Site

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.

Charlie Martin said the two parties have had multiple meetings in Lexington, Ky. and Washington D.C. since beginning negotiations in November and thinks an agreement will be reached soon.

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