Dylan Nichols / LATA Kentucky

LATA Environmental Services has finished cleanup at a warehouse at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as the Department of Energy prepares to decommission the site.

The nearly 29,000 square foot space held equipment and materials from the facility. The cleanup project began in May 2014 and was accelerated after receiving additional federal funds early last year.

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.  Federal lawmakers approved the funding in an omnibus spending bill earlier this year. 

Department of Energy

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.  The first five cars left Paducah July 15th and the last shipment arrived in Utah August 8th.  

Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage

Aug 30, 2012

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric have answered the call to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac. KU spokesman Cliff Feltham,

“What we have decided to do is send roughly two hundred of our…a combination of employees and our contractor crews south to be deployed wherever they are needed, and they left early this morning.”

Feltham says the crews will report to a staging area in either South Tennessee or North Mississippi, and will fan out from there.  He believes their first assignment will be in the Baton Rouge area.

Plans to clean up bridge debris begin

Jun 15, 2012

Marshall and Trigg Counties’ Judge Executives are talking with representatives from Foss Maritime about handling the wreckage left from  Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse. 


The Department of Energy and EPA have approved a cleanup plan for contaminated groundwater at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky will start field work in the summer of 2013 to cleanup a hazardous chemical called TCE. The chemical in the soil likely came from storm drains and spills at the plant’s loading docks. According to the DOE, the contamination is currently confined to the plant’s property and poses no threat to residents.