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theenergynet on 2010-07-19"The long and drawn-out process of gathering environmental and regulatory information for a building permit occupy plans for a nuclear power plant that could be in the future at the site of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Piketon.
The plant shut down in 2001 after nearly 50 years of turning out weapons-grade uranium. The loss of 900 jobs was felt throughout the southern Ohio communities surrounding the plant.
It’s been just over a year now since officials from four of the nation’s biggest energy companies came together and announced formation of an alliance to pursue the development of America’s first clean energy park at the site, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. "