Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

NRC to discuss enrichment license termination

Staff report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting to discuss its process for terminating USEC Inc.'s certificate authorizing uranium enrichment operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the McCracken County Public Library.

The 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. Uranium enrichment no longer occurs at the Paducah facility, which prompted USEC Inc. to request that its certificate of compliance, in essence its license to possess and process uranium, be terminated, according to Joey Ledford, NRC spokesman.

United States Enrichment Corporation took over direct operations of the Paducah plant in May 1999. It announced in May 2013 it would close after the U.S. Department of Energy did not approve an extension on its uranium enrichment operations at the plant.

In addition to the NRC's termination process regarding the certificate, the transition of regulatory authority of the Paducah plant from the NRC to the DOE is also on the meeting agenda.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha e87150ac5a6841f98c2cecb842c35555
Top Classifieds
  • FULL blooded healer pups-All shots/wo ... Details
  • Cocker Spaniel Pups.AKC (270)476-2580 ... Details
  • RUNNING, fixable, junk vehicles, equi ... Details
  • Details
  • PILLOWTOP Mattress Sets, NEW in plast ... Details
  • FAIRHURST BLDG.Office space available ... Details
  • Office/Warehouse Updated Office with ... Details
  • 1000 Wayside Dr 4BR, 3.5B $264,900270 ... Details
  • Lake Front Home 3,000 sq. ft., Kuttaw ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details
  • 1994 Ardmore by Clayton 16x80 Must be ... Details
  • 2,700 SQ. ft. retail/ warehouse/offic ... Details
  • BASEMENT home- 550 Oak Valley Rd - Ma ... Details
  • OPEN HOUSE Saturday/Sunday1-4pm 4BR/4 ... Details
  • 3BR/1BA brick home/3.8 acres, 2424 Gr ... Details
  • 24x44 Mobile Home $3,000/obo Call 270 ... Details
  • AMC SST '72 4 dr. sedan, Onlytw ... Details
  • '07 Honda Goldwing 22K miles, $1 ... Details
  • 19'8" BASS TRACKER PRO - 27 ... Details
  • 2012 Nissan Altima SL Coupe Nice! 28K ... Details
  • 2005 Ford Taurus, 115k miles, exc. co ... Details
This Week In Photos
Most Popular
  1. Purple racer
  2. Book chronicles Paducah's pro baseball history
  3. Election turned on allegations
  1. Book chronicles Paducah's pro baseball history
  2. DISASTER Technology might have prevented Amtrak derailment
  3. GOING UP? Insurance tax rate in line for now
  1. Purple racer
  2. Book chronicles Paducah's pro baseball history
  3. Election turned on allegations
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...