Damage Assessment Continues at Storm-Damaged Paducah Nuclear Fuel Plant

"Sunday’s apparent tornado damaged the shutdown Paducah nuclear fuel factory, but officials say they can find no evidence of leaks or danger to the public."

"One of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s four enrichment production buildings was damaged, as well as adjacent cooling towers and a nearby electrical switch yard, said Jeremy Derryberry, a spokeswoman for plant operator, USEC Inc.

He said there was no release of hazardous or radioactive materials, and that the plant’s safety and monitoring systems were in full operation. The damage was to the exterior of the building only, he said."

James Bruggers reports for the Louisville Courier-Journal November 18, 2013.


Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 11/19/2013