nuclear power http://wfpl.org en Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Will Close at End of Month http://wfpl.org/post/paducah-gaseous-diffusion-plant-will-close-end-month <p>The U.S. Department of Energy has rejected a proposal that would have extended operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.</p><p>For about 60 years, the plant has processed uranium for use in nuclear power plants. <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/05/15/new-agreement-contract-will-keep-paducah-uranium-plant-open-for-one-more-year/" target="_blank">Last May, it was scheduled for closure</a>, but a new agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Energy Northwest pushed back the planned shutdown date.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:20:28 +0000 Erica Peterson & The Associated Press 5540 at http://wfpl.org Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Will Close at End of Month Whitfield Chosen to Help Craft GOP Policy on Energy, Environment http://wfpl.org/post/whitfield-chosen-help-craft-gop-policy-energy-environment <p>First District Congressman Ed Whitfield <a href="http://gop.com/news/press-releases/rnc-announces-convention-platform-subcommittee-chairs/" target="_blank">has been tapped to lead a subcommittee </a>at the Republican National Convention later this month, where he&rsquo;ll help shape the Republican party&rsquo;s stance on energy issues.</p><p>Whitfield is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. During his time in that position, he&rsquo;s lead efforts to keep the uranium enrichment plant in Paducah open and stop the federal government from regulating coal ash.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:02:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 1275 at http://wfpl.org Whitfield Chosen to Help Craft GOP Policy on Energy, Environment