U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield released the following statement today regarding the Department of Energy's decision not to approve USEC's plan to extend operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant:
"We are disappointed the Obama Administration and DOE were unable to come to an agreement to extend operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant for another four months. We will work to ensure that DOE fulfills its responsibility to sufficiently cleanup the site and determine a long-term solution to utilize the facility and its assets. We believe there are proposals that were submitted to DOE that offer promising economic development and job creation potential for the community and we expect DOE to move quickly on its decision."