NFS announces temporary layoff

From Staff Reports
Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. plans to temporarily lay off 15 hourly employees assigned to a project at the company's Erwin plant.
The layoff affects employees assigned to a decommissioning project to remediate a portion of the plant's property, NFS spokesman Tony Treadway said in a statement released Thursday. The employees are expected to be called back to work later this year once the BLEU Preparation Facility becomes operational, the company's release stated.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved two of three License Amendment Requests submitted by NFS to amend the company's Special Nuclear Materials License 124.
Blended Low Enriched Uranium Project was designed to down blend surplus, bomb-grade uranium from the U.S. Department of Energy into material to be used by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
NFS previously announced the permanent layoff of nine salaried employees previously assigned to the decommissioning work.