Kentucky delegation wraps up first day in Washington D.C. concerning gaseous diffusion plant discussions


Reporter - Robert Bradfield
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first full day of meetings and discussions about the future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant wrapped up Wednesday night in Washington D.C.

Chad Chancellor with Paducah Economic Development says the meetings with other Kentucky lawmakers went smoothly.

Chancellor told Local 6 over the phone the trip could change the tide with the Department of Energy in getting another company moved in at the plant because of the large group that stands behind keeping it operational.

"We literally have city commissioner, county commissioners.  There's representatives from other counties.  There are folks here from Ballard and Marshall County.  Economic development, chamber of commerce folks and private businesses involved in the chamber - all here speaking one voice.  The full court press is on from every sector," Chancellor said.

Thursday will be a busy day.

Meetings are scheduled with Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and with Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.