Fate Of Top DOE Nominee Tied To USEC Aid Proposal

April 2012
Energy Daily;4/12/2012, Issue 71, p2
The article reports that Arun Majumdar, a nominee of U.S. President Barack Obama to be Department of Energy (DOE) undersecretary is awaiting confirmation of his appointment from the Senate as of April 2012. Senator Rand Paul has not yet withdrawn his acknowledged "hold" on Majumdar's confirmation as a way of convincing Secretary Steven Chu to hire USEC Inc. to re-enrich depleted uranium tails at a DOE uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky. The financial pressure faced by USEC is noted.


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