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Coal and natural gas may dominate the Ohio Valley’s energy but the region also has a long history with nuclear power. Some Kentucky officials hope a new law might help the struggling industry get back some of its old glow.

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

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The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a contract valued at more than $1.4 billion on Thursday to Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership to continue deactivation and remediation of the Paducah nuclear site. 

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

With the passage of a bill lifting the ‘nuclear moratorium’ in Kentucky, now that Senate Bill 11 also known as the 'Robert J. Leeper Act' has been signed into law, there is a renewed attention on the past, present and future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

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Kentucky's 'Atomic City' cleared a hurdle this week with the U.S. Department of Energy to sell depleted uranium from a former enrichment plant to re-enrich at a future nearby facility. A one-billion dollar GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment facility will re-enrich tails left in the cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in McCracken County.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to sell depleted uranium from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to enrich at a new state-of-the-art facility in western Kentucky. 

Construction and operation of the $1 billion facility by GE-Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment is estimated to bring approximately 800 to 1,200 jobs to the local community. 

Department of Energy

The US Department of Energy says its marking completion of the first phase of an ongoing project to remove groundwater contaminants at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the contract for cleanup efforts at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The contract for BWXT Conversion Services was set to expire Friday. 

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Contractors working on cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have saved more than half a million dollars in project costs by recycling oil waste.  

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Citizens Advisory Board is seeking new membership from residents in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. 

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