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U.S. Department of Energy

West Chester-based AK Steel Holding Corporation will receive up to 1.8 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an advanced electrical steel that could be used in hybrid electric vehicles. 

The latest federal appropriations for cleanup work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon are expected to again avert mass layoffs. 

reuters.com

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.

usec.com

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.