the republic logo

Union urges President Obama to push for full, stable funding of Ohio uranium site cleanup

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

PIKETON, Ohio — The local president of the union representing some of the workers decontaminating and decommissioning a southern Ohio uranium plant is urging President Barack Obama to fully fund the project.

In a letter to Obama this week, United Steelworkers local president Herman Potter asked for continued funding for work at the Cold War-era uranium plant in Piketon.

Potter says in the letter that the people working at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant deserve full, stable funding of the project.

The U.S. Department of Energy runs the cleanup. Much of the funding comes from uranium transfers, which creates uncertainty about budgeting and jobs because officials don't know how prices will fluctuate.

Ohio's congressional delegation also has urged the White House to fully fund the project.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.