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Kentucky plant closure disrupts workers’ lives

August 19, 2013 • Business


This undated photo provided by United States Enrichment Corp shows Ronnie Kineman, a member of USEC’s cylinder handling crew, moving a Department of Energy-owned depleted uranium “tails” cylinder into a staging area at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. This is one of the roughly 1,100 tails cylinders whose contents were re-enriched at the plant 15 miles west of Paducah as part of the contract in 2012 that extended USEC jobs at the plant until May of this year. (AP Photo/United States Enrichment Corporation)

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Jim Rodgers assumed his job as an electrician at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant would take him all the way to retirement.

After all, for six decades the government-owned uranium-enrichment plant Login to read more

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