Jobs Added for Cleanup of Paducah Diffusion Plant

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PADUCAH, KY (AP) -- A U.S. Department of Energy contractor will add jobs to help cleanup operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The department allocated $102 million to LATA Kentucky for the fiscal year. The money came as part of a $324 million allocation for the cleanup.

LATA spokesman Joe Walker says the funds will allow for the hiring of up to 95 people over the coming months

LATA will use its portion of the money primarily for the continued cleanup and eventual demolition of the C-410 Feed Plant, which was used to produce uranium hexafluoride from 1957 to 1977.

The funding will allow for the rehiring of some of the workers LATA Kentucky was forced to lay off late last year.

 

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