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2014-03-17 23:25:48

Field Coordinators will provide radiological surveys and waste characterization, packaging and shipment of hazardous and radioactive materials and waste. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation and logistics services, recently placed three full-time technical personnel at the United States Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site in Paducah, KY. Two Field Coordinators will perform radiological surveys and...

2013-06-03 16:21:30

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union on Monday said that it would continue to fight the decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) to cease uranium enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant after workers received notices that layoffs would begin in August. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) About 1,100 employees at the western Kentucky plant, including 580 members of USW Local 550, received notices from...

2013-05-24 16:21:30

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today blasted the decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) not to approve a proposed agreement among Exelon, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), U.S. Enrichment Corporation, Inc. (USEC) and Ameren that would have extended for eight months the enrichment of DOE's stockpile of depleted uranium tails at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO)...

2013-04-08 16:20:48

The Companies Propose to Form a New Joint Venture In a Proposal to Operate the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) and Advanced Process Technology Systems, LLC (APTS) have announced that they have submitted a response to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for the operation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) facilities and...

2012-05-18 06:21:47

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today applauded an agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Northwest, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and U.S. Enrichment Corporation, Inc. (USEC) to keep the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which was slated for closure at the end of this month, open for an additional year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Under the...

2011-06-13 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two United Steelworkers Union (USW) local union leaders from the Paducah, Ky., and Portsmith, Ohio, nuclear facilities testified today before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power to advocate for measures that will create and save jobs, while raising revenue for the federal treasury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Testifying were USW Local 550 Vice President Jim H. Key, representing 1,000 union...

2010-07-22 13:08:50

A five-year study into the causes of deaths of workers at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) shows significantly lower death rates from all causes and cancer in general when compared to the overall United States population. This is known by occupational health researchers as the "healthy worker effect". However, death from lymphatic and bone marrow cancers such as leukemia or multiple myeloma were slightly above national rates. The study was conducted by faculty at the University of...

2009-04-22 11:36:00

ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced the receipt of 940 gallons of radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) liquids from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Kevil, KY. This waste marks the first shipment to Perma-Fix of radioactive PCBs from the DOE under the Company's new authorization issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4. This authorization...

2008-07-26 18:00:33

By The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jul. 26--USEC -- Inc. is counting on financial help from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a $3.5 billion uranium-enrichment factory in Piketon, Ohio, to replace the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant starting in 2012. The Bethesda, Md., firm said Friday that it has applied under new federal legislation authorizing DOE to issue $38.5 billion in loan guarantees through fall 2009, including $2 billion for advanced "front-end" nuclear fuel-cycle facilities....

2008-06-22 06:00:23

By Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jun. 22--Tight federal restrictions are discouraging commercial attempts to recycle hundreds of millions of dollars worth of mildly radioactive scrap nickel at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Once the nickel is cleaned, the Department of Energy will allow its use only in reactors and other nuclear applications, said Mike Hargett, president of Chemical Vapour Metal Refining-USA in Union Mills, N.C. He said his firm's plan for a 50-employee...