Brown, Portman Secure Piketon Funding in Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced today that the Senate passed the Continuing Resolution (CR), which provides the U.S. Department of Energy with the necessary funding to avoid disruption of the clean-up activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

“This investment will maintain cleanup jobs today and help the Piketon community create even more good-paying, middle class jobs in the future,” said Brown.

“Cleanup at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant is critical for jobs, economic development, and the future of southern Ohio,” Portman stated. “I’m pleased that the Senate passed this bill to secure funding to continue the cleanup work at Piketon with a strong bipartisan vote that will avoid layoffs at this important project.”