Group: Contract for Paducah plant being reviewed
The head of a group monitoring a move to revitalize and reuse the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant says a contract with the federal government remains under review by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization Executive Director Charlie martin says the Energy Department has yet to decide between two contractors, Fluor Corporation and AECOM, who want to work on the plant.
Martin says either contractor is expected to hire many former United States Enrichment Corp. workers for the cleanup.
Martin told The Paducah Sun PACRO is in regular contact with the Energy Department and the state’s congressional delegation to stay abreast of any developments.
Congress approved approximately $271 million for the site cleanup in fiscal year 2014.