PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT

McCracken County Fiscal Court
10:36 am
Tue March 13, 2012

McCracken Fiscal Court Discusses Resolution Supporting PGDP Workers

The McCracken County Fiscal Court continued discussions last night about a resolution supporting nuclear power plant workers uncompensated for work-related health problems.  Commonwealth Environmental Services Vice President Gary Vander Boegh presented commissioners with a draft resolution on the workers’ behalf a month ago.  The commissioners had several questions about the wording and content, and Judge-Executive Van Newberry says the resolution would need revision before sending it to the U.S.

Government
10:29 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Paul Says Re-enrichment Fight is Not Over

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he's still optimistic US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will authorize spent uranium re-enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant. Paul tells The Paducah Sun preservation of the plant's nearly 1200 jobs will be a factor.

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News Archive
9:04 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Nuclear Plant Workers Unite

A small band of nuclear power plant workers want the McCracken County Fiscal Court's support of a resolution for workers to receive federal compensation for occupation-related illnesses. Gary Vander Boegh, vice president of a company lobbying for the just treatment of power plant claimants, spoke on their behalf. He said those claimants, including some once employed by the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, have not received compensation from the Department of Labor for work-related health problems. He also said they have filed legitimate claims.

Government & Politics - WKMS
2:45 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Whitfield Says Re-Enrichment Bill Stalled

Depleted uranium barrels housed at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
Department of Energy

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says a bill to allow re-enrichment of uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant has reached a stalemate in Washington.

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