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Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded University of Kentucky researchers a grant to support the development of new cleanup strategies at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

Whitfield's office

In a House Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing Wednesday, Congressman Ed Whitfield questioned U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on when a new cleanup contract will be approved for the site of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to a settlement resolving years of litigation over hazardous waste handling at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

More than $270 million dollars in federal funds may be slated for ongoing cleanup efforts at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

paducahky.gov

The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress earlier this month included $200 million for continued deactivation and cleanup at the site of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler says local leaders are already working on securing funding for the next budget cycle.

LRC Public Information

Both of Paducah’s state legislators are working on bills to lift Kentucky’s nuclear moratorium this upcoming legislative session.  

Republican State Sen. Danny Carroll says he’s working on a measure lifting the ban on construction of nuclear reactors within the state.  

A bill to eliminating the ban passed the Senate last session but stalled in the House.  

Senator McConnell's office

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a new permanent display on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Thursday at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Dylan Nichols / LATA Kentucky

A West Kentucky Community and Technical College program set to begin in May will train people for potential Department of Energy work.

The Health Physics Training Program is a partnership between WKCTC and Paducah Economic Development to prepare people to clean up the gaseous diffusion plant.

Dylan Nichols / LATA Kentucky

LATA Environmental Services has finished cleanup at a warehouse at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as the Department of Energy prepares to decommission the site.

The nearly 29,000 square foot space held equipment and materials from the facility. The cleanup project began in May 2014 and was accelerated after receiving additional federal funds early last year.

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.

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