McConnell, Paul, Whitfield request meeting with DOE to discuss Paducah plant


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

PADUCAH, Ky. - U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, along with Rep. Ed Whitfield, have formally requested a meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The congressmen say the meeting is needed to discuss plans for economic development and cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The letter, which was sent to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, called the cleanup efforts "inadequate," but commended DOE for taking measures to use the uranium tails at the plant.

"As you consider the future of these tails, we encourage DOE to proceed in a way that strengthens and invigorates the future of domestic enrichment technology, brings innovation and opportunity to Paducah, and offers value to the U.S. taxpayer," the congressmen said in the letter.

To view the letter in its entirety, click here.