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GE talks about future Nuclear Fuel Enrichment business

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - GE is hosted a workshop Thursday to educate residents about their future "Nuclear Fuel Enrichment" business.

They are expanding their Castle Hayne facility and will need about 600 construction workers for about 4-5 years.  They will also need about 300 permanent employees once it's up and running.

"We are looking at the creation of several hundred jobs with the facility," said Tammy Orr with GE-Hitachi.  "We would also have some construction jobs that would be created between now and then to build the facility."

GE-Hitachi is in the beginning stages of planning a new facility that would be used to enrich uranium. GE says nuclear fuel is an earth-friendly energy source that creates zero greenhouse gasses.

If all goes to plan, GE-Hitachi hopes to break ground on the new facility sometime in 2011.

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