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Jobs
3:01 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

USEC Workers Prepare for More Layoffs

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About 700 workers at Paducah's United States Enrichment Corporation Plant have been laid off since the plant stopped enriching uranium nearly a year ago. More layoffs are slated for late June or early July.

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Government
2:13 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Federal Subcontractors at PGDP Face Furloughs Due to Shutdown

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Federally subcontracted cleanup workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant are facing furloughs in the wake of a partial government shutdown.

Local United Steelworkers Union Vice President Jim Key says Swift & Staley mechanical workers received 51 furlough notices from the Department of Energy this month. 

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PGDP
12:07 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Leigh's Barbecue: A Business Born With Gaseous Diffusion Plant Keeps Cooking Despite Shutdown

Ray Leigh, a third generation business owner, of Leigh's Barbecue in Kevil, Ky.
John Paul Henry

October brings the second round of layoffs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. For local business owners, that is money out of their pockets. One local community staple, just down the road from the plant, has counted on those paychecks for generations.

Most any morning you can find Ray Leigh in the back of a green cinder block building tucked off the Old Highway 60 outside of Kevil, Kentucky. 

There'll be smoke rising from out back, and he'll be cooking barbecue. Strictly old school, coal shoveled barbecue.

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Government
4:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Conway Asks DOE for More Funds on PGDP Site Cleanup

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says U.S. Department of Energy officials will request an additional $35 million for cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion site, bringing the total spent for Fiscal Year 2014 to $177 million. 

Conway told members of Paducah’s Community Task Force today that Deputy DOE Secretary Daniel Poneman informed him of the request at their meeting in Washington on July.  However, Conway says he doesn’t think the money allocated so far is enough.

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Government
4:59 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Conway: DOE Has Legal Obligations to Clean Up Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Attorney General Jack Conway says there could be legal ramifications if the Department of Energy fails to cleanup the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

Conway met with two senior Department of Energy officials earlier today to discuss cleanup at the site. The visit comes on the heels of a similar meeting between Gov. Steve Beshear and DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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Business
2:21 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

USEC Continuing Shutdown

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  The United State Enrichment Corporation is at work shutting down its operations at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The shutdown comes after losing a federal contract to continue uranium enrichment operations at the Department of Energy owned site. 

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Developing
12:22 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

USEC Operations at PGPD Won't Continue

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The United State's Enrichment Corporation is ending uranium enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant saying that there were not enough taxpayer benefits to extend enrichment.

USEC has operated the DOE's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant since July 1993 and will stop enriching uranium at the end of May. USEC expects to begin reducing the plant’s workforce in the coming months. However, the corporation plans to continue managing inventory and meeting customer orders in addition to transitioning the plant back to the DOE into 2014.

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Business
12:21 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

USEC Proposes Staying at Paducah Enrichment Plant

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The United States Enrichment Corporation and several other companies have sent proposals to the Department of Energy to continue enriching uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. USEC is currently operating at the plant but is scheduled to end its work there May 31. USEC spokesperson Paul Jacobson says the corporation is discussing a several month extension at the plant, but that doesn’t change its statement that the high costs and old technology makes continuing commercial endeavors beyond 2013 difficult.

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Business
3:47 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Proposals to Extend Operations of Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking proposals from companies for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to try to cut costs while preserving some or all of the 1,200 jobs at the the uranium enrichment site.

An emailed release from the DOE details a formal request for proposals from companies that want to lease or purchase the facility for commercial purposes.

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Jobs
5:04 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Multi-Party Agreement Extends Paducah's USEC Operations for One Year

DOE

The United States Enrichment Corporation today entered into a multi-party arrangement with Energy Northwest, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) to extend uranium enrichment operations for about a year at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Ky.

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