The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a more than $136 million contract for technical support services at the office that oversees cleanup at the Paducah and Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant sites.
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.