Officials partner for future of Paducah plant

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Officials in McCracken County say they are partnering with city representatives and others in an effort to affect the future of the closing Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The Paducah Sun reports the Fiscal Court and the Paducah City Commission agreed Monday to pass a joint resolution to pressure the Department of Energy with all available resources in an effort to make headway on cleanup and redevelopment efforts at the plant.

The shutdown of the nation's only government-owned and operated uranium enrichment facility will put more than 1,100 workers out of high-paying jobs with benefits.

Judge-Executive Van Newberry the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Steelworkers Local 550 in Paducah will also sign the resolution which will be sent to politicians in Frankfort and Washington.

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