USEC Wants Termination of Certificate in Paducah
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says they have scheduled a public meeting to discuss the process for terminating the certificate authorizing uranium enrichment operations at USEC, Inc.’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St., in Paducah. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to provide comments and ask questions during the meeting.

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant was built by the U.S. Government in the 1950s to enrich uranium for military purposes. In the 1960s, it began enriching uranium for commercial nuclear reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says uranium enrichment no longer occurs at the facility, which prompted USEC to request the termination of its certificate of compliance, which in essence is its license to possess and process uranium.

Published 09:26 AM, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014
Updated 09:30 AM, Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014

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