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U.S. Dept. of Energy rejects proposal to extend Paducah plant operations

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The Paducah gaseous diffusion plant will close. That means more than 1,000 employees will lose their jobs.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy rejected a proposal that would have extended operations at the plant.

The plant was scheduled to close last year, but a temporary deal to enrich depleted uranium for two utility companies kept the plant open.

Some employees have already received layoff notices.

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