Conway to speak Friday about Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

PADUCAH, Ky. - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will hold a news conference Friday to update residents on the future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Conway will speak on the front steps of the McCracken County Courthouse in Paducah. He is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m.

Conway's office says he will speak about efforts to clean up the plant and to preserve jobs.

The U.S. Department of Energy declined to renew its contract with USEC in late May to continue operations at the plant. Nearly 1,100 employees received layoff notices following the announcement.