Piketon (United States)

Type: City
Name: Piketon (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 39.0681
Longitude: -83.014297
population: 1,995
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Portman Secures an Additional $13.7 Million in Funding for Piketon Cleanup

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded the inclusion of an additional $13.7 million in the Fiscal Year 2015 Continuing Resolution to fund cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. The ... [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Hoppin' to it: Craft beer needs the hops that local farmers can provide

The female flowers of the hop plant have been used since the 11th Century to add that bitter, tangy flavor.The Schneider family grows them on a wind-swept hill in Aurora. By day, Ted’s a software engineer. Jessica’s an Air Force veteran now tending to ... [Published WKSU - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Limited Spaces Available for DOE Plant Tours

A limited number of openings remain for the last two public tours for 2014 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s plant site in Piketon. The tours are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Participants must be 18 years ... [Published Community Common - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Portman Calls on DOE to Work for Piketon Funding in Upcoming Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) called on Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz to work with Senate and House Appropriators to request the necessary funding in the upcoming Continuing Resolution to prevent the layoff ... [Published Noodls - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Portman Visits Piketon A-Plant

Posted Friday, August 29th 2014 @ 6amU.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) took a couple officials with the Department of Energy to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon where uncertainly looms on the future of the site's reindustrialization.Portman ... [Published WSRW-AM - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Portman, DOE officials visit Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPIKETON — U.S. Senator Rob Portman — along with Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney and Senior Advisor to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, David Foster — spent the day ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Aug 28 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]

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...for Southeast Ohio and especially for the 1,900 workers who are cleaning up the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio," said Portman. "I want to thank the Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, for making the request of Congress for additional funding. Without his participation in this process, we would not have been able to get it done. I look forward to continuing to work with the Department of Energy to finalize a long-term cleanup plan for the site."
She says they’d planned to grow wine grapes before finding the 16-acre property, which "was very well suited for hops. The match was clear as soon as we found it. because of the rolling hill and the high winds. This was previously called Windy Hill Farm.”"
...month, I was told that they have not received an anomaly request from DOE for additional funding for the cleanup work at Piketon," Portman wrote. "I strongly encourage your office to reach out the Appropriations Committees immediately to make such a request. Please let me know if there is anything further I can do to assist these efforts."
Senator Portman said it is important for decommissioning and decontamination work to continue: "If you drag this thing out, don't clean up at the same level we've been doing the last few years, it will cost the taxpayers more, it's less safe for the community, obviously, but then also it doesn't let your community move ahead with redeveloping the site for commercial use."

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Portman Secures an Additional $13.7 Million in ... [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
Hoppin' to it: Craft beer needs the hops that l... [Published WKSU - Sep 18 2014]
Limited Spaces Available for DOE Plant Tours [Published Community Common - Sep 11 2014]
Portman Calls on DOE to Work for Piketon Fundin... [Published Noodls - Sep 03 2014]
Portman Visits Piketon A-Plant [Published WSRW-AM - Aug 29 2014]
Portman, DOE officials visit Piketon [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Aug 28 2014]
Portman to bring DOE officials to Piketon [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - Aug 27 2014]
Uranium fuels uncertainty at Piketon plant [Published Chillicothe Gazette - Jul 20 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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