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Possible layoffs at Paducah plant delayed

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A company that sent layoff notices to about 260 workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant says it will delay implementing them for at least 30 days.

LATA Kentucky project manager Mark Duff told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/10VLIhI) that Congress approved a "reprogramming request" from the Department of Energy that could mean more funding for cleanup efforts at the Paducah site.

The layoffs that were scheduled to go into effect on June 3 would have affected 80 percent of LATA's workforce.

Duff says the company is now "optimistic" that it could receive enough funding to keep workers on through the rest of 2013.

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