Contamination Hearing Scheduled

Kentucky Headlines

Monday September 13, 1999 4:15 AM ET

Contamination Hearing Scheduled - (PADUCAH) -- Allegations of contamination and wrongdoing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will be the subject of hearings this week at the state Capitol. The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will take testimony to assess worker-safety and environmental concerns at the plant. In recent weeks, former workers have raised concerns they may have been exposed to plutonium and other highly toxic substances. An inspection by teams from the U-S Department of Energy last week turned up NO imminent dangers to workers or the general public.