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.
The federal government and Department of Energy contractor Bechtel Jacobs have reached a 230-thousand-dollar settlement over allegations the company improperly disposed of radioactive waste from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The settlement was unsealed yesterday in U-S District Court in Paducah. It does not require Bechtel Jacobs to admit fault and clears the company of liability related to improper disposals from 1998 through 2004. The settlement ends a 10-year legal battle started by two former plant employees on behalf of the federal government.