U.S. Department of Energy


Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state will offer job-search support and other help for workers affected when the federal government halts the American Centrifuge Project in Piketon.


The contractor leading the decontamination and decommissioning work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon anticipates up to 675 people will be laid off beginning in October because of problems related to project funding.

In the 3 years since federal stimulus funding went to Ohio to expand the weatherization assistance program,  more than 40,000 low-income homes have been protected -- 15% more than originally projected.