The federal government recommends demolishing over 200 buildings at the site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.
Boehner Backs Bill To Keep Alive Ohio Uranium Plant
House Speaker John Boehner said he would support legislation to allow the Obama administration to spend an estimated $150 million to help a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio move forward.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that a bill is expected to be introduced by members of the Ohio congressional delegation and could reach the House floor next month.
The Piketon plant would be at the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant that enriched uranium during the Cold War. It would produce enriched uranium for use in generating electricity at nuclear power plants.
Boehner, R-West Chester, has taken heat for not including the $150 million in a temporary spending bill. Boehner said the project would “create jobs and strengthen America’s energy security.”