PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

Government
12:53 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

$4.5 Million Grant Officially Awarded to Help PGDP Employees Get Back to Work

Credit usec.gov

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board will receive more than $4.5 million dollars from a national emergency grant to help retrain employees displaced by the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s ongoing closure and cleanup.

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Politics
3:19 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

State Senate Votes To End Moratorium On Nuclear Construction in Kentucky

Credit Department of Energy

The state Senate this week passed a bill that would lift a moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in Kentucky.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Danny Carroll, a Republican from Paducah. His district is home to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which has been in the process of shutting down.

Carroll said lifting the moratorium would help bring jobs that have been lost at the plant.

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Government
12:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

$4.5M Grant Awarded to PGDP Worker Retraining Program

Credit usec.gov

The United States Department of Labor is awarding more than $4.5 million of emergency grant money to help retrain close to 900 workers from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Government
4:45 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Ky. Chamber Report: Employment Up 5.6 Percent Since 2008/2009 Recession Low

Credit Facebook

A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce finds the commonwealth has added a lower percentage of jobs than the United States as a whole in the years following the most recent recession.

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Environment
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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Government
1:00 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

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

Credit www.usec.com

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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Business
4:22 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

USEC Emerges from Bankruptcy Under New Name

Credit Centrus Energy

The United States Enrichment Corporation emerged from Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy with a new name after completion of its restructuring plan today.

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Environment
8:29 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Paducah's Penrod Named VP of USEC's American Centrifuge Project

Assembled Centrifuge Machines
Credit www.usec.com

Steven Penrod, the manager of Paducah’s gaseous diffusion plant has been named Vice President of USEC’s American Centrifuge Project.  Penrod currently serves as USEC vice president of enrichment operations and has been responsible for USEC’s facilities in Paducah and Piketon, Ohio.

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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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