PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

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  An official with the company tasked with clean-up at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site says Fluor Federal Services is bringing years of experience in the nuclear field to the Paducah community.

Thomas D’Agostino is Fluor’s senior vice president of strategic planning and development. He spoke Thursday morning at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership Breakfast.

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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.

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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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.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, via 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.

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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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. 

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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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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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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