Brown raises pay concerns at A-Plant

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Brown raises pay concerns at A-Plant

Portsmouth Daily Times – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has voiced his concerns for workforce pay issues and security at the Department of Energy’s Piketon reservation site, in a letter to Tom D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

In the letter Brown thanks the DOE and the NNSA for their efforts on behalf of the American Centrifuge Project and for their continued diligence in working to make the project a reality.

“As you know the ACP is just one part of the Department’s efforts to rebuild the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS). I have a number of concerns regarding PORTS and the budget proposal submitted to Congress in regards to the cleanup,” Brown said. “I have been reassured by the Department that the $206 million submitted to Congress for PORTS for FY (Fiscal Year) 2013 will be made up with carryover funding from FY 2012 and alternative funding sources. I have advocated and continue to support the Department’s alternative funding options from uranium barter to recycling possibilities. On those efforts, you have my full support.”

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