WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rob Portman released the following statement announcing that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and former American Centrifuge Project facility in Piketon on July 31st:
“I’m excited to announce that Secretary Perry has accepted my invitation to visit the cleanup site of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant to get a firsthand look at the cleanup work and to see the importance of the work to local economy. Secretary Perry made a personal commitment to me that he will use his executive experience to better manage the work at Piketon to ensure the site can be cleaned up faster and reindustrialized for a new purpose that will benefit the Piketon economy.
“I’m also pleased to show Secretary Perry the factory where the American Centrifuge Project was located. Secretary Perry understands the importance of having a domestic enrichment capability and I’m excited to showcase the potential the site still has for future enrichment activity.”