gaseous diffusion plant


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gaseous diffusion plant

[¦gash·əs di′fyü·zhən ‚plant]
(nucleonics)
A facility where the gaseous diffusion process is used in the separation of uranium isotopes in order to provide fissionable fuel for nuclear power plants and weapons.
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The decrease was due to a reduction in contract services revenue at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site as work was transferred to DOE's decontamination and decommissioning contractor over the course of 2011.
The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, owned by DOE and leased and operated by USEC, is the only uranium enrichment facility capable of providing U.
The subcontract requires treatment and disposal of 1,063 containers of mixed waste that was generated during Gaseous Diffusion Plant operations at the Piketon, Ohio, plant and includes materials used to trap impurities, decontamination wastes, and wastes generated during system upgrades.
We have been encouraged by the Administration's increasingly visible support for the essential national security role that both our Paducah gaseous diffusion plant and the American Centrifuge project play in providing indigenous U.
These suits relate to alleged environmental management concerns at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant during the period when the corporation managed the facility.
I am pleased to have Steve bring his 32 years of operating experience and his outstanding track record of operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to this assignment for the integration of all of USEC's enrichment operations.
He also presently serves as Program Director for the Department of Energy's Medical Surveillance Research program for the Gaseous Diffusion Plant Exposure Assessment, and as a Member of the Advisory Committee for U.
USEC remains fully committed to deploying our American Centrifuge technology in our new plant in Ohio and extending the operations of our Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky.
OVEC and IKEC have been providing electric service to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant since 1955.
NYSE: USU) announced today that it is working to extend the operation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant beyond May 2012 and expects to reach a decision during the first half of 2011.
Department of Energy (DOE) for uranium conversion operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Within the past year, the DOE has admitted that the gaseous diffusion plant workers, in addition to employees at other nuclear weapons facilities, were not adequately protected from exposure to such toxic agents as asbestos, beryllium, mercury, radioactive materials, nickel, chlorinated solvents and other chemicals.