Loan for Piketon plants gets bipartisan support

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Loan for Piketon plants gets bipartisan support

Columbus Dispatch – Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Republican, joined 14 members of the Ohio congressional delegation last week in urging the Obama administration to approve a $2billion loan guarantee to build a uranium-enrichment plant in southern Ohio.

In a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the lawmakers wrote that the project "offers a unique capability for the United States and is worthy of national priority."

They also wrote that "this project will create an enormous number of jobs at a time when unemployment in Ohio is 9.6percent and in Pike County, where this project would be located, is at 14.8 percent."

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