dept energyPADUCAH, Ky. (5/13/13) – Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman Ed Whitfield today released the following statement regarding their letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) concerning the reindustrialization of the Paducah site.
 
“Last year we fought hard to save the federal government money and preserve 1,200 jobs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Now it is time for DOE to come up with a long-term plan that will maximize job retention and growth for the foreseeable future. We refuse to stand idly by while DOE runs out the clock on potential private sector job investment that would create jobs here in Paducah.
 
“We also made clear to the Department that we will refuse any proposal to move the depleted uranium tails out of state, which would only transfer economic development that may result from them elsewhere. We will continue to urge DOE to come up with a solution that is in the best interest of the people of Paducah and the taxpayers as a whole.”
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Pack

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Daytime Lane Restrictions through Thurday

KENTUCKY (6/29/15) — The US 68/ Kentucky 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge will be restricted to one lane starting at… Read More

Most Read This Week

June 25, 2015 4390

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4247

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3340

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3249

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3170

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44763

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 11202

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 29, 2015 3170

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 2943

Earlington Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 1187

Hope2All Food Bank Opens in Drakesboro

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 1152

KRS Accounting Fraud Created Pension Crisis

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 30, 2015 1036

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 897

Another ‘Welcomed’ Sign

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 30, 2015 779

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 741

UofL School of Dentistry Ranked No. 2 in the…

by UofL Health Sciences News
June 29, 2015 726

Muhlenberg Allstars 9-10 Fall to Warren North

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 536

PSC Approves Settlement in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

by Andrew Melnykovych