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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...

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...


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