Enrichment plant in Paducah to close

USEC company announced today that it will cease enrichment operations at its gaseous diffusion plant in Paducah. The plant, which is leased by USEC from the U.S. Department of Energy, is the last commercial gaseous diffusion enrichment facility in the world and the only U.S.-owned commercial enrichment plant in the United States. The company announced that it will stop enrichment "over the next month."