DOE issues Request for Offers regarding the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant's future

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PADUCAH, Ky. - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear expressed disappointment Wednesday in the Department of Energy's decision to issue a Request for Offers regarding the future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The DOE sent out the request Wednesday.

It also states the department will consider offers to make use of the plant.

Right now, the plant's 1,100 employees are waiting to hear what will happen to the facility and their jobs now that the DOE will not extend their contract with USEC.

Governor Beshear calls request another delay.

He added the request allows a business to purchase the uranium tails without making use of the site.

He's also concerned that the DOE did not relay immediate plans to start cleanup operations.

To read the Department of Energy’s letter sent to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear regarding the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, click here.  To read the Department of Energy’s Request for Offers, click here.

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