Kentucky to remember nuclear workers on October 30

Kentucky to remember nuclear workers on October 30

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - October 30 will be the first day of remembrance in Kentucky for those who have worked in the nuclear industry.

Representative Steven Rudy, a Paducah Republican, co-sponsored the bill that became law only recently.

"Paducah's history in our nation's nuclear industry is long and storied, and our workers played a large role in helping to keep our country safe at the height of the Cold War through the continuous production of nuclear materials," said Rudy.

In addition to honoring those who worked at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, the day also honors those who worked at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant northwest of Ashland, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

The bill also mentions those workers who milled and hauled materials to Paducah, Portsmouth, and Oak Ridge.

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