Piketon (United States)

Type: City
Name: Piketon (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 39.0681
Longitude: -83.014297
population: 1,995
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Centrifuge project awaits funding approval

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIn an article published in Roll Call , Randy Leonard writes that Senate appropriators want to allocate $110 Million for the American Centrifuge Project at Piketon formerly headed by USEC, Inc. According to the report, ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Pike County worries over nuclear plants’ future

PIKETON, Ohio — The former security guard remembers the long lines that would form in themorning, people coming in for work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.But during his 31 years on the job, they dwindled.“I’ll never forget, we were all out ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Portman and Brown send letter in support of Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe town hall meeting held Thursday night in Waverly to discuss what to do to try to prevent layoffs at the D&D project in Piketon, came on the heels of the announcement that U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Portman and Brown Urge Department to Take Steps to Prevent Layoffs, Protect Ohio Jobs at Piketon Plant

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined members of the Ohio Congressional delegation calling on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to take steps to prevent the possible layoffs of nearly 700 workers employed ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Ohio hopes to settle seven-year workers comp suit with $420 million

Ohio workers comp case could cost $420 millionThe state of Ohio has agreed to pay $420 million to hundreds of thousands of businesses who were overcharged for workers’ compensation insurance premiums.The deal announced last night settles a suit begun ... [Published WKSU - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Country star Swindell highlights Pike County Fair

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOn Aug. 5, singer Cole Swindell will be delivering a unique live performance on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”, a special filmed during this year’s sold out 2014 CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee in June. ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Uranium fuels uncertainty at Piketon plant

PIKETON — When the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant stopped enriching uranium in 2001, it left behind a stockpile of the element that would become a crucial ingredient in the ongoing cleanup of the Cold War-era site.Today, the remaining uranium ... [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

700 could lose jobs at Piketon nuclear-cleanup site

WASHINGTON — Nearly 700 cleanup workers and contractors at the former Portsmouth GaseousDiffusion Plant in southern Ohio face the possibility of layoff by this fall — the latest setbackfor a region that has struggled in recent years.Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Senators ask DOE about future of USEC funding

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWorkers at the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon say they have been told Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notices could be coming shortly.On Friday, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

Portman, Brown Call on DOE for Answers on Future of Piketon Cleanup

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to provide answers regarding concern over funding for decommissioning and decontamination work at the former Portsmouth ... [Published Noodls - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Attempt at more Piketon cleanup funds fails

WASHINGTON — An effort by 2nd District U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup to increase funding for decontamination and decommissioning work at the former gaseous diffusion plant in Piketon was defeated Wednesday evening.Wenstrup introduced an amendment to the annual ... [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Grant will help revive Waverly sawmill

WAVERLY — A former lumber mill near Waverly is expected to reopen by the end of the year and bring with it the potential to create jobs for 18 to 25 people.Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the U.S. Department of Energy’s contractor for decontamination and decommissioning ... [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jun 13 2014]

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...footprint of the site, prepare the site for reindustrialization, save taxpayer dollars, and maximize employment levels," the delegation wrote. "But last week's announcement put the Department of Energy's previous efforts in jeopardy. If DOE fully exercises the layoffs, it would mean a loss of one-third of the current workforce. This would significantly delay the completion date for the project which would inflate the project's cost and force taxpayers to pay billions more to complete the same amount of work."
...respondence from workers at the site and local community leaders expressing concern with the funding situation for the project," the senators wrote. "They indicated they have been told that WARN Act notices could shortly be issued to employees at the site due to a lack of funds. We find these rumors incredibly disturbing because Congress provided DOE the funds it requested for Fiscal Year 2014."
...rights of Ohioans to vote, from limiting the days and hours of early voting, to blocking weekend voting," said District 1 Director David McCall . "He's also placed burdens on voters for mistakes written on provisional ballot forms … the list goes on and on."
...reducing U S dependence on foreign energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,' stated Reform Institute Executive Director Cecilia Martinez. "In devising comprehensive energy and climate legislation Congress must include measures to streamline the regulatory process for building new nuclear power plants and address the issue of disposal of nuclear waste."

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Centrifuge project awaits funding approval [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 30 2014]
Former USEC Uranium Enrichment Project Marked f... [Published Roll Call Online - Jul 29 2014]
Pike County worries over nuclear plants’ future [Published Columbus Dispatch - Jul 28 2014]
Portman and Brown send letter in support of Pik... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 27 2014]
Portman and Brown Urge Department to Take Steps... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
Ohio hopes to settle seven-year workers comp su... [Published WKSU - Jul 24 2014]
Country star Swindell highlights Pike County Fair [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 23 2014]
Uranium fuels uncertainty at Piketon plant [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 20 2014]
700 could lose jobs at Piketon nuclear-cleanup ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Jul 18 2014]
Senators ask DOE about future of USEC funding [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Jul 14 2014]
Portman, Brown Call on DOE for Answers on Futur... [Published Noodls - Jul 12 2014]
Brown, Portman concerned with cleanup funds [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 12 2014]
Attempt at more Piketon cleanup funds fails [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 10 2014]
USW District 1 Endorses Nina Turner for Ohio Se... [Published Michigan Live - Jul 01 2014]
Grant will help revive Waverly sawmill [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jun 13 2014]
Ohio's senators want to discuss plant's future [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Feb 09 2014]
Political opposites, Brown and Portman often al... [Published Cincinnati Enquirer - Dec 28 2013]
Moving Forward On Nuclear Power In Ohio [Published Space Daily - Jun 22 2009]
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