Details Of Ohio Nuke Plant Plan Expected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Piketon, Ohio (AP) -- The stage is set for the formal announcement of a nuclear power plant to be built in southern Ohio on the site of a former uranium enrichment plant.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, members of the state's congressional delegation and energy company officials plan to release details Thursday at the Department of Energy site near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

The 3,700-acre site is where the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant produced enriched uranium during the cold war.

It was closed in 2001, but cleanup is continuing.

Also on the site, Maryland-based Usec Inc. is building the American Centrifuge Plant, which will use a different technology from gaseous diffusion to enrich uranium.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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