Paducah plant responds to weather damage
UPDATE: Most of the damage was confined to the exteriors of plant structures. No production systems were affected and all critical safety systems continued to function as intended.
USEC ceased enriching uranium at the plant in June, and only limited plant operations related to inventory management were ongoing at the time of the storm.PREVIOUS STORY
PADUCAH -- The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant activated the Emergency Operations Center at 2:17 on Sunday afternoon in response to the severe weather that went through the McCracken County area.
Plant officials indicated a tornado may have touched down within the plant perimeter causing damage to some of the plant's facilities.
The plant's Incident Commander requested activation of the EOC to assist in the response to issues that have occured when the tornado struck.
No injuries were reported at the plant, and there has been no off-site impact from damage that occured at the plant. Operations are remaining stable.
The plant's Public Warning System remains operational to alert the public if any emergency were to occur.