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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.

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Contractors at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have kicked off a new demolition phase, clearing the first of 12 facilities to be removed in coming months. 

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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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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.