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Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] The Commonwealth of Kentucky may sue the federal government to compel cleanup of the now-closing uranium enrichment site at Paducah, according to the governor and the state attorney general. The quasi-privatized operator of […]

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    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] The Commonwealth of Kentucky may sue the federal government to compel cleanup of the now-closing uranium enrichment site at Paducah, according to the governor and the state attorney general. The quasi-privatized operator of […]

    Nuclear Dominoes Fall in California and Kentucky

    Nuclear Dominoes Fall in California and Kentucky

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] Southern California Edison (SCE) has abandoned plans to restart its two nuclear reactors at San Onofre. The announcement this morning comes exactly one week after termination of operations at the Paducah, Kentucky, uranium […]

    Stiffed USEC Sues Feds in Nuclear Slugfest

    Stiffed USEC Sues Feds in Nuclear Slugfest

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II and Part III of this series] The United States Enrichment Corporation, the contracting subsidiary of USEC Inc.—the company that now produces nothing—has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Federal Claims seeking $38 million in back-bill payment from the U.S. Department […]

    Slow Cooker at Paducah Comes to a Boil

    Slow Cooker at Paducah Comes to a Boil

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part III and Part IV of this series] Last week on EcoWatch, I predicted that negotiations between USEC Inc. and the Department of Energy (DOE) over extension of operations at the Paducah uranium enrichment plant would fail, and that principal power-down would happen […]

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

      Geoffrey Sea   Environmentalists should be jubilant as the dinosaurian uranium enrichment plant at Paducah, Kentucky, nears expiration as soon as May. Based on antiquated gaseous diffusion technology, the facility is the largest single-meter power consumer on the planet, eating as much electricity as the city of St. Louis. It is likely the largest […]