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Representative Ed Whitfield

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Whitfield Introduces Atomic City to Secretary Moniz

Sep 12, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today introduced community leaders to Secretary Ernest Moniz. The main topics of discussion were finding a long-term solution for private sector development and accelerating cleanup activities at the Paducah Department of Energy (DOE) site. 

“I was pleased that the Secretary was able to take time out of his day to meet with us to discuss the future of the site,” stated Whitfield. “The devotion of the members of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce to the economic development at the Paducah DOE site is truly remarkable.  I look forward to continuing to working with the community to make sure we come up with a long term solution for the Paducah DOE site that will create and sustain jobs right here in the Atomic City.”

The Chamber traveled to Washington, D.C. for a meeting that Whitfield arranged with Moniz at the DOE Headquarters on Thursday.  The delegation also met privately with Whitfield in one of his subcommittee offices on Wednesday.  Senators Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and Congressman Whitfield have requested a follow up meeting the week of September the 30th to get a status update and urge quick action on the issues important to the community.