PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

Environment
8:03 am
Wed July 23, 2014

DOE Awards Fluor $420M Contract for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decommission and Decontamination

Credit usec.gov

Federal, state and local officials are praising the U.S. Department of Energy’s awarding a three-year $420 million clean-up contract to Fluor Federal Services, for decommissioning and decontamination of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Government
3:48 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Audit Finds DOE Acted Illegally in Transferring Enriched Uranium to USEC's Paducah Plant

Credit Department of Energy

A report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the Department of Energy may have illegally transferred uranium to the troubled United States Enrichment Corporation, potentially costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

USEC operates the DOE-owned Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and is currently in shutdown phases and reorganizing through Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Government
4:58 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah.

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Government
4:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

$324-m to Boost Cleanup Efforts @ Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant - Hiring Planned

Credit LATAKentucky.com

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. 

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Government
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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PGDP
12:50 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

USEC Prepares for Winter Layoffs

Credit DOE

As negotiations continue between the U.S. Department of Energy and GE Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment for use of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site, the United States Enrichment Corporation is preparing for another round of layoffs beginning at the end of this month.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.

Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.

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Environment
10:47 am
Tue November 26, 2013

LATA Notifies Employees of December Layoffs at PGDP Site

The company federally-contracted to clean up the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant notified 91 workers of layoffs Monday.

LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky notified 79 union workers from the United Steelworkers Local 550, as well as 12 salaried workers.

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PACRO
5:48 am
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.

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PGDP
8:26 am
Mon November 4, 2013

DOE Expected to Announce Plans for Paducah Site by Thanksgiving

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.
Credit DOE

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. 

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