Over 200 Workers at DOE Site Could Be Laid Off
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Some workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have received letters notifying them of possible layoffs in October. 

Employees of Fluor Federal Services and LATA-Sharp Remediation Services have known that the contracts between their companies and the Department of Energy were set to expire, but they received official WARN letters dated August 15, 2017. A letter obtained by WestKentuckyStar explained that once the transition to the new contractor, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, is complete, up to 214 employees who have not been hired by FRNP would be let go on October 19. Those workers affected include management, union and non-union workers.

An employee of LATA told WestKentuckyStar that jobs have been posted and interviews have been taking place as the new contractor builds its work force for the continued deactivation and remediation of the DOE plant. It's believed that all of the new hires will come from among employees of the current contractors.

The new five-year, $1.49 billion contract with Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership was awarded in May. C2HM Hill is the lead company in Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, with BWX Technologies and Fluor Corporation as partners.

Published 06:24 PM, Wednesday Aug. 16, 2017
Updated 08:28 AM, Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017

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